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.

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

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