A hip homage to Hollywood’s quirkier characters, the handprints of Zelda Rubenstein, whose portrayal of a paranormal medium in the horror flick Poltergeist sent a collective shiver down the spines of cinema buffs in the early 1980’s, and cast members of the 1960’s cult TV classic Dark Shadows mark the cement blocks that pave the path to the entrance of the Vista Theater. Since the first silent film flickered across its screen in 1923, a steady stream of cinema buffs have munched on buttered popcorn beneath the crystal chandeliers of this Sunset Boulevard landmark, an architectural treasure whose Egyptian-themed ticket counter was immortalized on May 9, 2008 in a photo shoot with Lindsay Lohan. The carved cartouches adorned with ankhs and scarabs provided a dramatic backdrop for the silver screen star as she posed to promote her upcoming line of leggings.
Dark sunglasses are de rigeur for any Tinseltown temptress, and following the photo session LiLo slipped on a pair of shades for a stroll down Robinson Boulevard, which included a stop at Cuvee Wine & Food. The paparazzi a constant presence, Hollywood TV captured the moments on film: