Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Prom Phenom

Prom Couples at "Urban Light"

During our visit to the L.A. County Museum of Art on Saturday evening to see late artist, Chris Burden's final performance sculpture, we walked by Burden's iconic "Urban Light." This sculpture, consisting of 202 vintage street light standards from 1920's and 1930's Los Angeles, has become a magnet for tourists and residents alike. Everyone wants to have their picture taken in front of this beacon, including kids going to their high school proms.

There must have been at least a dozen different groups of dressed-up youths posing in front of the sculpture for some pre-prom snapshots. 

I questioned some of the promsters as to where they were celebrating.  None of them were local. I heard The Castaways in Burbank, Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia and other spots beyond the San Gabriel Valley!  Wow! That's a long drive wearing your fancy-schmancy clothes just to have your picture snapped! 
If I lived on the east-side, I'd want to have my pre-prom pic snapped at the Donut Hole in La Puente or The Aztec Hotel in Monrovia or, more conventionally, The Huntington Gardens in San Marino! 
There were limousines and classic cars waiting to whisk the kids back to the east side for their big night!

1948 Chevy

Their Prom Finery Matches their Ride

We joined in the photo fun and snapped a few shots of these gussied-up teens. I guess the Miracle Mile has become miraculous once again.

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