Remembering Tower Records

Remembering Tower Records

Alison Martino Hollywood

The Legendary Past and Celluloid Future of Tower Records on the Sunset Strip. Photo: Robert Landau It’s impossible not to think of Tower Records when referring to the Sunset Strip. It’s even more impossible to accept that the beloved store once located at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Horn Avenue is no longer in business. Tom Petty & The …

Hollywood Ranch Market

The Hollywood Ranch Market

Alison Martino Hollywood

The intersection of Fountain Ave. and Vine Street in Hollywood once had a corner of madness. Its southeast quadrant was occupied by an institution called The Hollywood Ranch Market. A grimy sign atop the sprawling complex claimed: WE NEVER CLOSE. The clock hands always ran backwards at high speed. For 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Ranch …