Fifteen or so years since Universal Music Group left for Santa Monica, the honchos at Universal City are taking down the signs on various streets and driveways that honor music legends. Going up in their place are signs naming movie figures of the past. Sharp-eyed reader Cary Baker says Buddy Holly Drive (really just Cahuenga Boulevard East) has become W.C. Fields Drive. Muddy Waters Dr. is now Bob Hope Ave. And Patsy Cline Dr. has been transformed into Donald* O'Connor Drive. Why, that's just crazy.
* Fixed: I'm changing the name to Donald O'Connor since 1) Cary says he isn't sure of the first name on that one, 2) Donald O'Connor was a famous Universal actor and 3) Douglas O'Connor wasn't. Update: Cary confirms it is Donald O'Connor.
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