Sunday, April 5, 2009

Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Todays entry is quite a famous one. It is titled "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and was painted by Gottfried Helnwein. It features James Dean, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley in place of the regular diner tenants, all of whom are famous celebrities who died much too soon. The title of the painting refers to a song by Al Dubin and Harry Warren called Boulevard of Broken Dreams, which was featured in the 1934 film Moulin Rouge. This painting is now very popular and sold as a poster in many places.