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          NAME OF DYLAN'S PAINTING                        REAL PLACE




                            Wonder Wheel                                    Jones Walk in "Deno's Wonder Wheel Park"
                                                                                   1025 Boardwalk, Coney Island,
                                                                                    Brooklyn, New York City 11224














                          Bandera Texas                                                      Woody's Bar-B-Que
                                                                                                  475 South Market Street
                                                                                                Inglewood California 90301





                     Brooklin Heights                                           242 Henry Steet - Brooklin Heights





                          Donut shop                                                             Doughnut Hut
                                                                                           2025 West Magnolia Boulevard,
                                                                                                    Burbank, CA 91506





                            East L.A. Side Street                                               El Portal Theatre
                                                                                                 5269 Lankershim Boulevard
                                                                                              North Hollywood -California 91601





                        Florida Country                               Paradise Motel - 2202 West Tucumcari Boulevard
                                                                                            Tucumcari - New Mexico 88401





                              Theater Downtown L.A.                                 The Orpheum Theater
                                                                                                   842 South Broadway
                                                                                             Los Angeles California 90014





                  Vine Street, West L.A.                                                    El Michoacano #3
                                                                                           10507 West Magnolia Boulevard
                                                                                          North Hollywood California 91605





                 Classic Car Show Cleveland Ohio               Supai Motel   -  22450 W. Highway 66 Seligman, AZ
                                                                                Romney Motel - 22430 W. Highway 66 Seligman, AZ

                                                     The car is a 1959 Edsel "Ranger" or "Corsair"

The only differtence between Corsair model and the Ranger model was the side trim.
In the Bob Dylan painting is impossible understand what model it is





                              Holbrook Arizona                                                    Wigwam Motel
                                                                                                      811 West Hopi Drive
                                                                                                 Holbrook, Arizona 86025-2853





                       Little Italy Lower Manhattan                               Ristorante Grotta Azzurra
                                                                                     177 Mulberry Street New York, NY 10013
                                                                            Founded in 1908 by the Davino family - Grotta Azzurra
                                                                               was named for the blue grotto on the isle of Capri





          Manhattan Bridge Downtown New York                          15 Washington Street, Dumbo
                                                                                 (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)
                                                                                                    Brooklyn - New York





 Topanga Ranch Motel                                            Topanga Ranch Motel
                                                                             18711 Pacific Coast Highway
                                                                             Malibu - California 90265-5507





              Nathan Handwerker                                               Nathan's Clam Bar
                                                                            1310 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, Coney Island,
                                                                                       New York City, NY 11224





           Abandoned Motel, Eureka                                     Roy's Motel
                                                                   87520 National Trails Hwy (County Rte 66)
                                                                                Amboy, California 92304





                                Hideaway Motel                                                  The Blue Angel Motel
                                                                                                     2100 East Fremont Street
                                                                                                          Las Vegas - Nevada

The old Blue Angel Motel with the new name and sign Club 2100 - Night Club





                          Motel, New Mexico                                           Boynton's - Hacienda del Sol
                                                                                                     610 Palm Canyon Drive
                                                                                        Borrego Springs - California 92004-5001





                        New Mexico, Dusty Light                              Siesta Motel (Route 66)
                                                                                      1926 E. Andy Devine Avenue
                                                                                         Kingman - Arizona 86401





               Russ & Daughters, Houston Street                  Russ & Daughters Appetizers
                                                                                        179 East Houston Street
                                                                                      Lower East Side, Manhattan
                                                                                    New York City, New York 10002





                 Sidewalk Deli, Houston Street                      Yonah Shimmel Knish Bakery
                                                                                       137 East Houston Street
                                                                                     Lower East Side, Manhattan
                                                                                  New York City, New York 10002





                               Katz's Deli                                                 Katz’s Delicatessen
                                                                                           205 East Houston Street
                                                                                        Lower East Side, Manhattan
                                                                                     New York City, New York 10002






                         Entrance Gates, Coney Island                            Coney Island "Funny Face"
                                                                                            Reigelmann Boardwalk, Brooklyn,
                                                                                             New York City, New York 11224

the "Steeplechase Funny Face" a.k.a. "Tillie"

It represents the face of George C. Tilyou (1862-1914), owner of the Steeplechase Park amusement park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, which operated from 1897 to 1964. It was the first of the three great iconic parks original built on Coney Island, the other two were "Luna Park" (1903) and "Dreamland" (1904).

Today in Coney Island there are four gates with the face of "Tillie"


Gate 1                                                             Gate 2


Gate 3                                                             Gate 4





                     Thunderbolt, Coney Island                    Thunderbolt, Coney Island - Brooklin, New York

Thunderbolt ran from 1925 until 1982 and was demolished in 2000, the new modern steel version,
 was opened in June 14/2014, sits in its predecessor’s spot between MCU Park and West 15th St.





                Parachute Jump, Coney Island                  Parachute Jump, Coney Island, Brooklin, New York





                     Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn                          Cyclone - Coney Island, Brooklin, New York





                         Winter Boardwalk                                                           Paul's Daughter
                                                                                                      1001 Riegelmann Boardwalk West
                                                                                            Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York 11224

The iconic Coney Island Boardwalk concession Paul's Daughter, formerly known as Gregory & Paul's,


GREGORY & PAUL  1962 and 1970

and in the same family hands since 1962, was forced to close last fall when the boardwalk's new landlord, the Italy-based Zamperla USA, rejected their business plans. You can read the heartbreaking story here.

Here's the building today, scrubbed free of all its once-wonderful character, save the familiar figures on the roof holding aloft a burger and a brew. (You can see the business in its glory days in the picture far below.)


Now that the Paul's Daughter signage is gone, though, you can see that the building has a mercantile history that went beyond 1962. Among the words in the remaining, overlapping painted signage are "Ball" (maybe "Ballroom"), Prizes," "Variety," "Discount" and "Gallery," as well as some other words I can't make out. Layers of history.


Paul’s Daughter is one of the oldest spots on the boardwalk. Currently operated by the
original owner’s daughter, Tina, they serve up clams on the half shell, lobster rolls,
hot dogs, and cold beer. Though recently renovated, it still has the classic
signage with signature lettering.

Paul’s Daughter owner is Tina Georgoulakos (with his father Paul aka “The Chief”, co-founded
the restaurant formerly known as Gregory & Paul’s in 1962) and still supervises its clam bar.





                            Wilton Iowa Farmyard                                        Route 66 - old abandoned car at
                                                                                                         Hackberry General Store
                                                                                               11255 E Hwy 66, Hackberry, Kingman,
                                                                                                                  Arizona 86411


The car is a 1931 Ford model A Tudor Sedan

view of the car, the rustic gateway and the wind wheel in the yard of Hackberry General Store

view of the car , the rustic gateway and the wind wheel in the yard of Hackberry General Store

view of the rustic gateway and the wind wheel in the yard of Hackberry General Store





                          Norfolk, Virginia Pier                       North Pier - Promenade/Talbot Road, Blackpool,UK.

                                                                                         Based on the photograph "Blackpool
                                                                                           - North Pier, approaching sunset,
                                                                                               on the Victorian boardwalk"
                                                                                         by Diamond Geezer, 7 August 2009.


                       Norfolk, Virginia Pier                          "Nowhere Boy", the Sam Taylor-Wood's movie,
                  (version with couple in love)               this scene was filmed on North Pier of Blackpool, U.K.
                                                                                           The film is based on the book
                                                                          "Imagine: Growing Up with My Brother John Lennon"
                                                                                  written by Julia Baird, Lennon's half-sister

       this painting may have been inspired  by the film "Nowhere Boy",  in fact, the scene of John and
              Julia walking on the pier was filmed on Blackpool North Pier and Julia, John's mother,
                             is dressed in red just like the woman in the Dylan's painting






                            East LA, Arcade                                                     Sassony Arcade
                                                                                        724 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

The Sassony Arcade was one of the oldest amusement arcades in Los Angeles,
at present is definitively closed






                                   Theater Church, East LA                                    Academy Theater
                                                                                               3141 West Manchester Boulevard
                                                                                                         Inglewood, CA 90305





                            Chinatown, San Francisco                                       K.L. Seafood Corp.
                                                                                                           141 Mott Street
                                                                                                New York City - New York 10013




                          Untitled                                                       Golden Profit Trading Inc.
                                                                                                    147 Mott Street
                                                                                        New York City - New York 10013




                 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn                                      Lenox Dental & Medical Arts
                                                                                     335 Malcolm X Blvd New York, NY, 10027

                                 The current view of 333 Malcolm X Blvd (ex-Lenox Avenue)
                    has an identical doorway between, even though Virginia's Beauty Spot and
                                           Lenox Fish & Chips both seem long gone.




                        East 7th Street, Rainy Night                          Continental Hotel
                                                                                          802 East 7th Street
                                                                                    Los Angeles,  CA 90021-1406





               New York Skyline Seen From Queens                    New York Skyline Seen From Queens




                       Morning in Pittsburgh                                           Brooklyn Bridge Park,
                                                                                                    Brooklyn, NY 11201





                  Bank Building, Lower Manhattan                  The Long Island Safe Deposit Company
                                                                                             Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201





                      Pittsburgh at Dawn                                       Crossroadd South Street/Market Slip
                                                                                   the view of Manhattan Bridge standing where
                                                                                   South Street meets Market Slip, the elevated
                                                                                               road is the FDR Expressway.
                                                                                       The building on the corner is long gone




                       Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn                                           Long Island Bar
                                                                                             110 Atlantic Avenue , NY 11201
                                                                                 on the corner of Henry Street & Atlantic Avenue





                            Lighthouse in Maine                                           Portland Head Light - Cape Elizabeth, Maine




         Courtesy Coffee Shop, Walnut Creek                            Courtesy Coffee Shop
                                                                           105 S Lovekin Blvd - Blythe - California 92225





                             Burgers                                                   Delgadillo's Snow Cap (Route 66)
                                                                                       301 W Chino Ave - Seligman, AZ 86337





                        Windy Skies                                                          Randy's Donuts
                                                                                        805 West Manchester Boulevard
                                                                                           Inglewood - California 90301




               Flat Top Mountain Diner, Tennessee                 Prospect Mountain Diner & Lighthouse cafe
      This version has the sign PROSPECT MT. DINER       2205 State Route 9, Lake George,Tennessee

The other version has the sign as "Flat Top Mt. Diner"

                                                                Flat Top Mountain Diner, Tennessee

Prospect Mountain Diner & Lighthouse cafe today




                      Little Factory for Ice Cream                             Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
                                                                                        1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
                                                                                  (corner of Old Fulton and Water Street)
                                                                                            Fulton Ferry Landing Pier





Albuquerque, New Mexico                                     Tower Conoco Station

101 East 12th Street - Shamrock - Texas 79079-1819
(at the intersection of US HW 83 and Historic Route 66)




                     Untitled 15                                            Atomic Tattoo & Body Piercing
                                                                       5903 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028





                                    Wilkerson's                                      The old abandoned Wilkerson's Station
                                                                            Newkirk, New Mexico - I-40 Frontage Rd. (ex-Route 66)

The station closed in 1989 and used to be a Gulf Station




          Voter Registration Store, Poughkeepsie    Old abandoned Barber Shop - 539 Driggs Avenue
                                                                                 Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.
                                                                                The owner is Jim Torpey, a Vietnam
                                                                                    Veteran born in this building.    

                                                                         The building was also the subject of a short film:




                     Abandoned Railroad Track                                              Ostkreuz
                                                                                   Sonntagstrasse 37 - 10245 Berlin, Germany
                                                                                        It is in the former East Berlin district
                                                                                    of Friedrichshain, now part of the borough
                                                                                               of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Today, modernized, Ostkreuz is a subway station




   Car Wash, East LA             Lankershim Car Wash, 11694 Kittridge St. - Los Angeles, California




                            New England Depot                                  Abandoned Sewell Station
                                                                           780 Atlantic Avenue - Sewell - Mantua Township
                                                                                   Gloucester County, New Jersey 08080

   Based on the shot "Abandoned Train Station 3" by Lisa Thompson Bagherpour aka FairieGoodMother 






                      Devil's Museum, Arizona                                         Devil's Rope Museum
                                                                                      Route 66 Museum Tribute To Barbed Wire
                                                                                    100 Kingsley Street - McLean, Texas 790578





                    San Jon, New Mexico                                       Abandoned "Old Route 66 Garage"

"Old Route 66 Garage" - 127 Main Ave, San Jon, New Mexico




                               Untitled 6                                                    Malibu Sport Fishing Pier
                                                                                               23000 Pacific Coast Highway
                                                                                                  Malibu, California 90265





                          Tourist Trap                                                     Abandoned "Longhorn Grill"
                                                                                         28851 S. Nogales Hwy, Amado, Arizona
                                                                                        also is "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
                                                                                                Martin Scorsese's film location





                                    Untitled 12                                        Brooklin Heights Promenade




                               Untitled 13                                              Eagle Warehouse & Storage Co.
                                                                                       28 Old Fulton Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn,
                                                                                                       New York 11201
                                                                                           D.U.M.B.O. short for "Down Under
                                                                                             the Manhattan Bridge Overpass"
                                                                                                    is a neighborhood in the
                                                                                          New York City borough of Brooklyn.





           Randazzo's Clam Bar                    Randazzo's Clam Bar - 2017 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235





                      Untitled 8                                                    Hollywood Stars Car Wash
                                                                            10509/10523 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood,

Entrance gate in 5207 Strohm Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91601



                  Hamburger Stand Long Beach                       Beany's drive in , 4511 Pacific Coast Hwy

Beany's doesn't more exist, today there is Carly's Jr. Fast Food, 4511 E PCH Long Beach, CA 90804



                              H Street Washington DC                            1433 H Street Washington DC


Based on a film's frames



                     Ice Cream Shack                                            based on a frame from the 1993 film
                                                                               "What's Eating Gilbert Grape", an American drama
                                                                           directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Johnny Depp,
                                                                             Juliette Lewis, Darlene Cates and Leonardo DiCaprio




               Drugstore                                                “ENDora OF THE LINE drugs”
                                                                               Based on a Frame from the 1993 Lasse
                                                                              Hallström film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape"

        This long shot of a sign of a local farmacy,
"End of the Line" embodies the essence of Endora.
The combination of an eye-level angle and the sign
being in the center all suggest how the words on
the sign are the dominant, and the attention is
immediately focused on the words.
End of the Line suggests how closely-knitted
and confined the habitants of Endora are
that they never really go anywhere outside
of Endora. Once you are situated in Endora,
you kind of never go away because their
boundaries are so enclosed within Endora.
Based on a Frame from the 1993 Lasse Hallström
film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape".
"In the second scene of the film we are
shown a shot of the Endora drugstore.
The sign reads “ENDora OF THE LINE drugs”.
The drugstore has murky walls and there are
no cars parked outside of it. This vivid
picture suggests to the audience that the
town of Endora is isolated, and that once
you have been there, there is nowhere more
isolated you could go. The colours of the
drugstore and its surroundings symbolize
the emptiness, loneliness, and isolation of the town."
“Endora…Endora is where we are. Describing
Endora is like dancing to no music.
It’s a town where nothing much ever
happens…and nothing much ever will.”
Endora, Iowa, is fictional but is based
by Peter Hedges, the author of the novel,
on the town of Hedrick, Iowa.
The filming was done in a small town in Texas.




                     West Texas, Rainy Night                                    based on a frame from the 1984
                                                                                             Wim Wenders film "Paris Texas"

The film poster




                      Oil Rigger's Shack                           based on a frame of Orson Welles film "Touch of Evil"




                           Texas Boneyard                              based on a frame from John Sayles film "Lone Star"




                          Staring at the Moon                                   based on a frame from the 1988
                                                                                           Barry Levinson film "Rain Man"
                                                                                 The man sitting in the car is Dustin Hoffman




First named "Amarillo's Finest" (there's no pics),
after "Beacon Motel", renamed for the film "Rain Man"
"Big 8$ Motel" and last "Deluxe Inn"
1705 East 66th Highway, El Reno, Oklahoma


The "Big 8$ Motel" as it appeared years ago, after named "Deluxe Inn",

The "Deluxe Inn" has been bulldozed in January 2006




                    Philadelphia, Mississippi                                 based on a frame of "Touch of Evil",
                                                                             a 1958 crime drama film noir, written, directed by,
                                                                        and co-starring Orson Welles. The screenplay was loosely
                                                                           based on the novel "Badge of Evil" by Whit Masterson.
                                                                           Along with Welles, the cast includes Charlton Heston,
                                                                   Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Marlene Dietrich

the painting conjures up the murders of the civil rights workers in 1964




                           Midnight caller                            Based on a frame of 1962 Stanley Kubrick film "Lolita"




This one is based on the opening scene of 1958 Orson Welles noir "Touch of evil"




                        Threatening Skies                                               Based on a frame from the
                                                                                             Wim Wenders film "Paris, Texas"




                                   Del Rio                                     based on a frame from Anthony Mann's
                                                                                        1949 film noir "Border Incident"




This one is based on a frame from Sam Fuller's "The Crimson Kimono"


Another frame from The Crimson Kimono


The film was shot in the old Burbank Theater at 548 S. Main St.
in Los Angeles which was later demolished




                         Paradise City                                            based on a frame from Robert Wise's
                                                                                         1949 boxing film noir "The Set-Up"




                        Rooftop Parking Lot                         based on a frame from Wim Wenders' "Paris, Texas"




                                  Untitled 1                                 based on a frame from the 1950 western
                                                                                  "Winchester '73" starring James Stewart,
                                                                                         Ban Dureya and Sheiiey Winters





                            Untitled 3                                                       based on a frame from
                                                                                    Arthur Penn's film "Bonnie and Clyde"