Category: Hollywood

April 5, 2020 / / Architecture

A wonderful friend made me a mask (two really, one to wash and one to wear). I took apart an HVAC allergen filter, cut it to fit, and placed two layers of the filter in the sewn-in pocket. According to the Washington Post that makes this homemade mask in the…

March 24, 2020 / / Architecture

The film industry started to shut down on March 12th, and for the week prior, while my husband was on set I was climbing up and down ladders, doing a deep cleaning on the house the likes of which this place has never seen. When he called during the afternoon…

March 19, 2020 / / Art

Sorry I’ve been gone so long. I wanted to check in and wake up the blog to send out some good wishes. A friend said something funny to me the other day, they said we’re about three weeks away in Los Angeles from seeing what everyone’s natural hair color is.…

December 28, 2019 / / Audio

This is the wonderful Lucille Ball broadcasting from CBS about 80 years ago. Much more recently (okay, okay, on Christmas Eve) I recorded a short story all about a Hollywood holiday, archangels, juvenile delinquents, and aging actors. I downloaded a great open source program called Audacity, clamped a microphone to…

December 24, 2019 / / Architecture

If you visit here (the website, not the downtown location where this picture was taken) on Christmas Day you can hear a short story which turned into a not-so-short half hour recording about a Hollywood holiday twenty-eight years ago. In the meantime something suitable for the children by Clement Clarke…

December 22, 2019 / / Art

Somehow our Christmas prep involved me saving a coffee table from the trash heap. Shown here with our delightful spokesmodel, The Mister. A friend of ours had bought it from a movie studio’s sale in the 1980s. For many years it sat in our shared rental in the Hollywood Hills. …

December 2, 2019 / / Art

First, my friend in New York sent me the letter below in reference to my griping about the sound of my voice in the previous post, next I got a text saying something about a bravura opening, and then I went to see more friends and the sound engineer among…

November 28, 2019 / / Art

Lily harbored a den of coyotes in her back yard. They went about their nocturnal haunts stealthy-like, unless they were circling to prey and then they raised all hell. Yelps and howls, high-pitched and stunningly shrill, vibrated in the dark. In echoing canyons or flat streets stretching to meet the…

October 25, 2019 / / Art

Sit yourself down and watch a glimmer, a gloss, an illusion, a projection, a stream of a story? . I seem to recall a million years ago, when I was a schoolgirl in London, referring to movies as cinema. Is there a difference between the two terms? No. . What…

October 4, 2019 / / Art