A Phone Booth for Superman

Photo of Laguna Beach work of art taken by author; all rights reserved.
Laguna Woods, California
March 26, 2016 7:19pm CST
As promised, here is another work of street art from the town of Laguna Beach. This old-fashioned phone booth, with a metal man trying to get inside, is one of the more whimsical pieces. I walk past this phone booth several times a week because it sits on the sidewalk between the place where I park and the beach. It is in front of a shop and, at first glance, just looks like a random phone booth. There is something about it that I find charming. It makes me smile! Perhaps the City of Laguna Beach wanted to make sure that Superman had at least one place where he could change in a hurry!
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@louievill (19927)
• Philippines
27 Mar 16
Nice combination of a vintage piece and modern art
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Mar 16
@louisvill - I love the combination of the old phone booth and the modern art, too. I think it is charming!
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@louievill (19927)
• Philippines
28 Mar 16
@DeborahDiane i would agree with you, it is charming
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@Deepizzaguy (15475)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
11 Nov 17
That would be nice for Clark Kent to make his change into the Man Of Steel even though in the cartoon series "The New Adventures Of Superman" it was a janitors office when he changed.
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• Laguna Woods, California
11 Nov 17
@Deepizzaguy - Wow! I haven't seen the new series. I guess a janitor's office is a bit more current today than a phone booth!
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@Deepizzaguy (15475)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
12 Nov 17
@DeborahDiane The New Adventures Of Superman was a cartoon in the late 1960s that was voiced by the late Bud Collyer. I have the DVD only.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Nov 17
@Deepizzaguy - I must not have been paying attention in the 1960s. LOL
• United States
27 Mar 16
Ha this is brilliant my friend! Wonder who did this wonderful piece? It is so enchanting and charming. Yes Superman needs a new changing booth lolz
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Mar 16
@TiarasOceanView - If there is a label or tag that explains who did this piece, I did not see it. It must be somewhere very discreet. I love this phone booth and I'm glad you think it is enchanting and charming, too.
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• United States
28 Mar 16
@DeborahDiane I do Deborah..really cool place you live there.
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@jstory07 (71130)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Mar 16
Yes, that is good for Superman.
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Mar 16
@jstory07 Perhaps Superman would have more luck getting into the booth that the little metal man seems to be having! LOL
@Hannihar (44247)
10 Nov 17
You are right it is a phone booth for Superman to change in. I have seen those in pictures or movies.
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• Laguna Woods, California
10 Nov 17
@Hannihar - Phone booths are very rare these days in the United States. This one is actually more of a sculpture. It is not a working phone booth.
@Hannihar (44247)
10 Nov 17
@DeborahDiane Do people try to get inside to make a phone call?
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• Laguna Woods, California
11 Nov 17
@Hannihar - No, I don't think so. At least, I have never seen anyone try!
• Eugene, Oregon
27 Mar 16
Great! What a whimsical piece of nostalgic art.
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Mar 16
@JamesHxstatic - I'm glad you liked this piece of art. I hope to show more art here. It always amuses me.
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• Eugene, Oregon
28 Mar 16
@DeborahDiane It amuses us as well. Is the statue of the old Laguna Greeter still on highway into town?
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• Laguna Woods, California
29 Mar 16
@JamesHxstatic - YES! I am impressed that you remember the statue of the Laguna Greeter. In fact, our family likes to have breakfast at that restaurant once in a while.
@rakski (23464)
• Philippines
30 Mar 16
oh yes, it's superman phonebooth! wow maybe he will drop by there soon!
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• Laguna Woods, California
3 Apr 16
Yes, perhaps Superman will show up and check out the phone booth! LOL
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@rakski (23464)
• Philippines
3 Apr 16
@DeborahDiane oooohhhI want to see!!!
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• United States
27 Mar 16
some folks're jest so creative :D i love this ~ thanks so much fer sharin' it with's all. what fun to've such dottin' the landscape'n yer neck'f the woods. perhaps i jest need to start goin' to city council meetin's here'n light a fire under some folks? we've many talented artists here who deserve to've their works out fer all to see 'n enjoy's well.
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Mar 16
@crazyhorseladycx - I think it would be wonderful for you to talk your city council into displaying local art. It would be a positive move for everyone in your community.
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• United States
28 Mar 16
@DeborahDiane i'll stick such'n my 'to-do' list, hon. i fear i don't venture into town oft, 'tis a chore jest to get to momma's house these days.
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• United States
27 Mar 16
I think they are brilliant at promoting their city. They make lots from tourism. The random artwork goes a long way to entice visitors. Smart city.
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Mar 16
@ElizabethWallace - I agree that it is smart of Laguna Beach to use art to promote their community. It makes it more appealing to tourists and the tourists bring a lot of money to the city.
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• United States
28 Mar 16
@DeborahDiane And it is a "clean" industry. So wise. All cities should figure out an angle like this.
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@just4him (128423)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Mar 16
It took me a bit to see the man trying to get inside. I couldn't figure out what that was, then I saw it was a person. Great work of art!
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Mar 16
@just4him - I'm glad you figured it out. It always makes me smile when I walk by! Perhaps he need Superman to give him a helping hand!
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@just4him (128423)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Mar 16
@DeborahDiane Perhaps
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@Tampa_girl7 (26737)
• United States
29 Mar 16
I haven't seen a telephone booth in years.
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• Laguna Woods, California
29 Mar 16
Isn't that the truth. One of our daughters said she saw one when she was with her kids one day, and she had to explain to them what it was. They could not imagine a world without mobile phones!
@flapiz (6997)
• Australia
28 Mar 16
This is the cutest phone booth I've ever seen. Artists really do make the world a better place.
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Mar 16
@flapiz - I agree that artists really do make the world a better place. Life would be so much more boring if it weren't for artists.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
27 Mar 16
that is so funny beautiful booth :)
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Mar 16
@Lucky15 - This phone booth always makes me smile!
@marlina (79612)
• Canada
27 Mar 16
I like the old fashioned phone booth, not that art.
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Mar 16
@marlina - Yes, the old fashioned phone booth is delightful all by itself, isn't it?
@LadyDuck (181957)
• Switzerland
27 Mar 16
This phone booth is wonderful, I like the mix of old English style booth and the modern sculpture.
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Mar 16
@LadyDuck - I agree the mix of the old phone booth and the modern sculpture work very well together.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
27 Mar 16
We have one with Superman inside at a restaurant in Florida! The restaurant has so many antiques and odd items, but the food is awful! LOL!
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Mar 16
How adorable ... a phone booth with Superman inside it. Too bad the food in the restaurant is terrible!
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@T_gray (7805)
• Salina, Kansas
27 Mar 16
That's really neat. I like that....
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Mar 16
@T_gray - I'm glad you enjoyed this local work of art. I think it is delightful!
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@TRBRocks420 (84275)
• Banks, Oregon
27 Mar 16
Awesome phone booth, if I was Superman, that's where I would go lol.
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Mar 16
@TRBRocks420 - Ha Ha! If I were Superman, I would want to use this phone booth, too!
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@amnabas (10311)
• Karachi, Pakistan
27 Mar 16
Wow that's good....
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Mar 16
@amnabas - I'm glad you enjoyed this work of art. It is amazing what people can create out of ordinary things, isn't it?
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Mar 16
my that does lok authentc too leave it to Laguna Beach to have something reall y creative on the sidewalk love it.
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Mar 16
@Hatley - Yes, Laguna Beach does have some really creative art along the sidewalks.