Friday, June 7, 2019

LA PRIDE WEEKEND: Tales of the City TV billboards...

Tales of the City Netflix series billboard
Happy Pride Month and especially to everyone living in Daily Billboard's base of operations, Happy L.A. Pride Weekend.
Tales of the City Netflix cast billboard
To mark this special time of LGBT celebration, activism and visibility we have something up our rainbow sleeve, a special themed weekend of queer-friendly billboards, starting with this special installation of string lanterns hung across the Sunset Strip between a duo of ads for Netflix's new Tales of the City series.
Tales of City Netflix lanterns billboards Sunset Strip
The drama is based on Armistead Maupin's books about life in San Francisco starting in the late 1970s written from 1978 to 2014, following the sexual antics and misadventures of the gay, straight and transgender residents of Mrs. Anna Madrigal's 28 Barbary Lane.
Tales of the City lanterns billboards Sunset Strip daytime
Tales of the City lanterns billboards Sunset Strip night
The first three books were also adapted as mini-series with 1993's Tales of the City, 1998's More Tales of the City and 2001's Further Tales of the City, which starred Laura Linney as young and naive 'Mary Ann Singleton' who moves from Cleveland, Ohio to the City by the Bay and Olympia Dukakis as her pot-smoking landlady, Mrs. Madrigal.
Tales of the City lantern lights billboard Sunset Strip
The new ten-part continuation takes its inspiration from Armistead Maupin's revived book series 2007's Michael Tolliver Lives, 2010's Mary Ann in Autumn and 2014's The Days of Anna Madrigal, but also deviates from plots to present new and old characters and stories in a contemporary light.
Tales of City lantern lights billboard Sunset Strip
Looking's Murray Bartlett is newly cast as Mary Ann's best friend 'Michael "Mouse" Tolliver', whilst Paul Gross reprises his role as her promiscuous ex 'Brian Hawkins', Ellen Page plays their adopted daughter 'Shawna' and Barbara Garrick is back as eccentric socialite 'DeDe Halcyon'. There's plenty here to please fans old and new.
Tales of City lantern lights billboard Sunset Strip day
These string lantern light adorned billboards were photographed along the Sunset Strip at Holloway Drive on May 28, 2019.

Fans of Laura Linney can also check out these Ozark billboards and these billboards for The Big C, whilst Ellen Page admirers can enjoy these billboards for The Umbrella Academy and this Gaycation billboard.
Tales of City lantern lights billboard Sunset Strip night
Those with a thirst for Australian actor Murray Bartlett can also enjoy these billboards for HBO's Looking series.
Tales of the City string lantern lights billboards
Fans of the serialised book series could probably regale the uninitiated with the importance of these novels in LGBT history, plus of their personal queer connection to the stories, so let's hope this new series can capture the heartwarming and tearjerking fun, intrigue and logical family feel of the source material.
Tales of the City Netflix billboard
UPDATED: Here's another billboard for the limited series, which certainly captured the spirit of the original seasons, and was snapped along Robertson Boulevard on June 22, 2019.
Tales of the City Netflix series billboard

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