Mutato Muzika – 8760 Sunset Blvd.

Oscar Niemeyer - Sunset StripOscar Niemeyer - Sunset Strip

The Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer, designed this international style office building in 1967.  Located at 8760 Sunset Blvd., this building houses Mutato Muzika‘s main office- the music production company of former Devo band-member, Mark Mothersbough.  But, before “Whip It” hit the top 40 charts, a Dr. Robert A. Franklyn was snipping top Hollywood stars.

Dr. Franklyn, the building’s commissioner and former tenant, referred to 8760 Sunset as “The Beauty Pavilion” where he ran a plastic surgery practice.  In 1968, Dr. Franklyn told Sports Illustrated, “Well, if I have one thing in the world going for me, it is my excellent good taste.” From architecture to women (he was once married to Vanessa Brown), Dr. Franklyn wasn’t kidding.

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Posted on January 12, 2012, in West Hollywood and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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