In the mid-1960s, A-list plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Franklyn (right) commissioned Brazilian star-chitect Oscar Niemeyer to design his new clinic on the Sunset Strip.
Franklyn, author of “The Art of Staying Young” and “A Doctor’s Quick Way to Achieve Lasting Beauty,” was a pioneer in breast enhancement, which may explain why he chose to locate his clinic halfway between Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
Franklyn’s Beauty & Youth Pavilion (left) at 8760 Sunset Blvd. opened in November 1967. Now painted green it’s Mutato Muzika, the recording studio of Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh.