Hollywood Boulevard has its share of phony store signs that reference different films or pieces of Disney history. One of the real shops, Keystone Clothiers has always occupied that second block of Hollywood Boulevard, on the left-hand side of the street just past the intersection of Hollywood and Vine. However, when the park first opened, it wasn’t the only occupant of this space. It shared its shopping footprint with two other niche merchandise experiences, one of which is still represented in the park, but could easily be mistaken as another false storefronts.
Of the two other shops to live in or around Keystone Clothiers, the first was Lakeside News which featured “Hollywood’s best selection of comic books.” It would eventually transition into a stand for magazines, candy, and small souvenirs in the early 1990s before closing entirely after a few short years. The space it occupied eventually became Peevy’s Polar Pipeline.
The other establishment to occupy this corner of Disney-MGM Studios in 1989 was Sights and Sounds. Sponsored by the music production company, Selah Productions, this souvenir experience gave guests the opportunity to put themselves on film. At Sights and Sounds guests had to opportunity to star in and record their own music video. The videotaped could be taken home and shown to all of your family and friends, or buried in your backyard never to see the light of day again.
Sights and Sounds only last a couple of years before being taken over by Keystone Clothiers. The sign for the souvenir music video shop, however, still remains. Featuring a curvaceous redhead belting out the tagline, “You Oughta Be in Pictures,” the sign is tucked away around the corner of the building and can best be seen from Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner, as trees tend to obstruct the view from Hollywood Boulevard.