Tales from Tinseltown…recording them now…I'll let you know when it's story time.
BEGUILING BOOKS WITH GEORGE KAPLAN
HAVE WE TALKED ABOUT COFFEE?
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The photo of it illuminated is certainly evocative. It reminds me of buildings you would see in The Rockford Files, unsurprising considering where that series was shot! It has a blocky power like a Lego.
Ah, that was shot at Studio Center – this was a radio station.
Oui, I know, Vickie! I was referring to Rockford’s many location shoots around LA and environs when you would see various buildings in the background. 😉 LA has had such marvellous architecture (oh, and *hideous* places too!) it seems such a shame that some of those wonders have been allowed to wither and die. The price of “progress”?!
you can almost hear the click-click-clack of the cuban heels as the Secretaries (and the one Lady Executive) arrived in the lobby one wednesday morning.
I’m sure it’s haunted 😉
Annoying special request: Redoubrable Vickie, is there any chance of a post in the future about Los Angeles’s rumoured-to-be-haunted spots?! The Ghosts of Hollywood Past are always there, I know! (that’s where so-and-so was discovered, this is where —– was shot, **** lived there…)
Pesky Mr Kaplan
Oh, I like redourable! There are many rumored haunts. I will investigate. 😉
“Redoubrable”? *Redoubtable*! Argh!
That is plum gorgeous. Is it a setting for a scene in the Sunny Noir?
It’s almost derelict now and the LA Conservancy is trying to save it.
All the more reason why it should be a part of your Sunny Noir, no? Bon, a bit too late to say so but there is always the sequel!
It’s kind of a prequel – and until I yank it from the site you can read the half of it I wrote, a prologue and 12 chapters. Put “You Don’t Own Me” in the site search bar, et voila!
That typeface… the stretched moderne of the magical letters CBS above the entrance… The Dandy adores!
Is it true that CBS used to be nick named ‘Tiffany Television’ on account of its above-the-average production values?
The Perfumed Dandy
You’ll like the typeface on my book cover, it’s called Neutra 🙂
George sometimes I watch films more for the backgrounds than the story.Sometimes sad however when you learn that the building you so much admired has now been knocked down.
I have had a lot of fun over the last few days researching a wonderful ruin that appears in the film-City of Ghosts.The Boker Hill Station in Cambodia built by the French in the 1920s.
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