See 6 hauntingly beautiful shots of Hollywood under ‘stay home’ order

A mostly empty Hollywood Boulevard around TCL Chinese Theatre.
7:18:55 P.M., on the first night of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ‘Stay at Home’ decree, all is quiet along Hollywood Boulevard, near the TCL Chinese Theatre.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
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The Hollywood & Highland shopping complex is closed.
Very little pedestrian traffic in front of a closed Hollywood and Highland shopping complex.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

On Thursday evening, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide “stay at home” order. Newsom’s executive order also marks the first mandatory restrictions placed on the lives of all 40 million residents in the state’s fight against the novel coronavirus. The order also prohibits gatherings in enclosed spaces of more than 10 people.

Los Angeles Times photographer Jay L. Clendenin and videographer Mark Potts document the first night of the order in Hollywood.

Hollywood Boulevard is empty in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday night.
Quiet scene along Hollywood Boulevard in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

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Hollywood Boulevard near Madame Tussauds in Hollywood.
A long exposure reveals ghosting effect of foot traffic along Hollywood Boulevard near Madame Tussauds in Hollywood.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Little to no traffic along Hollywood Boulevard near the TCL Chinese Theatre
Little to no traffic along Hollywood Boulevard near the TCL Chinese Theatre.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered Californians to stay at home. With businesses and popular destinations closed, The Times’ Luis Sinco documented the surreal scenes.