Street Superheroes-Photo Essay

In this Monday, April 17, 2017 photo, covered in sweat, impersonator Belnarr Golden enters a public restroom with his SpongeBob SquarePants costume folded in half after working on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. While the Hollywood we see in movies is a place of glamour and beautiful celebrities, the cast of superheroes filling Hollywood Boulevard is frequently anything but. Many are people struggling to make a buck as they pursue their dream of stardom. "I crack jokes on them. That's my trick. I make them laugh," said Golden. "If I stand still, I'm not getting paid." (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)