Photo art at LAX celebrates Hollywood’s past and present

Passing through LAX this holiday season? If so, take a moment to check out the exhibition of photographs documenting Hollywood’s past and present.

The exhibit, in the Terminal 3 arrival corridor, features large-format Polaroid images depicting pre-World War II era landmarks of Los Angeles and portraits of over fifty Hollywood celebrities.

Put together by guest curator Joe Lewis, dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at U.C. Irvine, the exhibition, Let’s Get Lost: Polaroids from the Coast, draws on the thirty-year collection of photographs by Jim McHugh highlighting the iconic architecture and personalities of Los Angeles and of Hollywood.

Here are two samples:

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel where Marilyn Monroe lived for two years in the 1950s. Jim McHugh

Jim McHugh, Orpheum Theatre, South Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles, four Innova archival pigment prints on aluminum substrates with Lexan UV laminate.

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