Faces of Sunset Boulevard: A Portrait of Los Angeles

The event on Thursday will feature an exhibit from photographer Patrick Ecclesine’s book, Faces of Sunset Boulevard: A Portrait of Los Angeles.  The book is a collection of photographs of the people who live, work, play, and shape Los Angeles. Some are making fortunes along the route; others are just trying to survive to see another day. Patrick Ecclesine captures the city’s dreams, dreamers, and, at times, nightmares using the most famous boulevard in the world as the setting for his photographs.

The individuals featured range from the famous (Governor Schwarzenegger, Larry King, Fernando Valenzuela) to the unknown (a street vendor, an undocumented worker, a bus driver) to the unwanted (a homeless man, a single mother on welfare, a drug addict).

Other archetypal Angeleno figures—from a television weathergirl sensation to a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon to surfers in Pacific Palisades to the eccentric and outlandish denizens of the Sunset Strip—stand side by side in these pages, capturing the eclectic nature of the City of Angels and its most colorful thoroughfare, Sunset Boulevard.

Want to come to the event?  Email Contest@liveonsunset.com by Wednesday afternoon for a chance for you and a guest to attend the exclusive event.

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