In light of the breaking news of his recently acquired intern/assistant, I thought the time was ripe to make a quick post about a Silverlake mainstay – the Five Dollar Guy(or Silverlake’s Own World Famous Five Dollar Guy according to his murals).
If you have been past Sunset Junction in the past year or so, certainly you have seen his murals, which have decorated the building now currently housing Lovecraft Biofuels, and others in that general vicinity.
Basically the Five Dollar Guy is a character who haunts the area hawking a variety of wares all for the low price of five dollars(“A deal that God can’t beat”). If you have been in the area, you know who I am talking about as he is one of the cast of Silverlake characters which also includes El Circo Loco and the Walking Man.
I have encountered him in a number of different spots: sitting at the counter at Prasadam with teddy bears and beer, at the corner of Sunset and Santa Monica, and outside Good Microbrew. As have others, as evidenced by the small but growing collection of photos tagged with fivedollarguy.
photo via 7-how-7.