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Stranger 37/100  - "Hollywood" | by Mr_Darling
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Stranger 37/100 - "Hollywood"

1213 U St., NW

Washington, DC


Like a lot of DC folks yesterday, John aka "Hollywood", was hanging out at Ben's Chili Bowl taking in the scene at this Washington DC landmark as it celebrated its 50th Anniversary.


John is a third generation DC native and has been coming to Ben's his whole life. He's also a singer and guitarist in the band Eternal Quest. His tattoo of "On the Block" on his left shoulder commemorates the use of one his songs in the film of the same name.


John sang a few lines from one his songs for me and it sounded sweet and soulful. Thanks, "Hollywood"! It was good getting to chat with you while enjoying the festivities inside and outside Ben's Chili Bowl.


See another Hollywood shot here.


This picture is #37 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more and see pictures taken by other photographers at


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Taken on August 22, 2008