HOLLYWOODLAND

For those who don’t know, the title here refers to the original (now iconic) Hollywood hills sign.  (The “LAND” fell over and was never resurrected.)  The story of George Reeves, the original TV Superman so beloved by the early waves of Boomers.  The guy became so identified with the character that he couldn’t get a job after the show folded.  He finally blew his head off.  The film involves a fictional PI hired by Reeves’s mother who thinks he was murdered.  It doesn’t work.  And 50’s LA is not captured anywhere near as well as in Black Dahlia.  But like that film, nothing seems to click.

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