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It's out of focus, but that's unmistakably the Half-Moon Motel's (great) neon sign on Sepulveda Blvd. between Washington Place and Venice Blvd. in Culver City behind (the great) Nick Nolte in the closing moments of Episode 2 of HBO's "Luck." Somehow it's not surprising that a Michael Mann vehicle would exploit some of this block's vintage neon.
The sequence begins with a the front of the Cinema Bar at 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., digitally (or actually) made-over to be named "The Long Shot," to bring more in line with the series' horse racing milieu.
Here's what the Cinema Bar actually looks like (during the day):
Later in the sequence, we also get a nice view of the sign of Villa Italian restaurant down the block at 3973 Sepulveda Boulevard.
Here's what the Half-Moon Motel sign looks like when it's in focus. Great, right?