The Andy Griffith Threshold is Still Alive in America (video)

05/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Tom Gregory Actor, radio personality, Tony-nominated producer, social activist, and tastemaker

Living in LA for the majority of my life, I've almost gotten used to the temporary nature of its evolving concrete landscape.

With a foot in old Hollywood, I'm always looking at the corners, streets, and buildings of Los Angeles but imagining how they appeared during Tinseltown's golden age. Rarely do I get lucky enough to find the past intact and accessible.

Here's a spot I knew existed, but I never imagined I'd find.

I couldn't find an eight-year-old, just a barefoot young adult named Brandon Bolin.

As always, my thanks to Brendon Devore -- my cameraman, editor, and collaborator.