BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD Posts

September 18, 2012 /

Filming at the track in 1935: The building was designed by Architect Gordon B. Kaufmann (who also designed the Los Angeles Times building) in a fluid Art Deco style – 1936: The entrance and the paddock – 1936: A view of the stands the year it was completed – 1934:…

September 18, 2012 /

Marion Davies 1927: Bing Crosby at Del Mar – 1937: Joe E. Brown and Mrs. Edwardo Blackburn in the 1940s: Tony Curtis, Carol Burnett, and Cary Grant at Hollywood Park – 1978:

September 17, 2012 /
September 15, 2012 /

This is how I kit myself out to clean the fireplace… Imagine how I’d react if the kitchen weren’t sealed off, I’d probably be in a haz mat suit. And, since we’re having temperatures in the 95-105 range that wouldn’t be at all pleasant. Last time it was a great…

September 15, 2012 /

When I was young (the year was 1989) I got to see Ella Fitzgerald at the Hollywood Bowl – I’d never heard her before, and I was enchanted. I think she must have been in her eighties and at one point she stepped too far and stumbled off the stage…

September 14, 2012 /

I don’t want to post pictures of the exterior because it’s been modified, and quelle surprise, I don’t like it. But, this living room with furniture designed by the architect and lake views is fabulous.

September 11, 2012 /

April 18th, 1961 Elizabeth Taylor arrives at the Academy Awards in a gown designed by Dior with her husband Eddie Fisher: Best Actor to Burt Lancaster for “Elmer Gantry, and Best Actress to Elizabeth Taylor for “Butterfield 8”:

September 11, 2012 /

Leon Shamroy  – Oscar for color cinematography: . . James Wong Howe – Oscar for black and white cinematography: . . Winners with Jimmy Stewart at the 1964 awards ceremony: .

September 10, 2012 /

“His Girl Friday” starring Rosiland Russell and Cary Grant: Hildy Johnson:  Now, get this, you double-crossing chimpanzee: There ain’t going to be any interview and there ain’t going to be any story. And that certified check of yours is leaving with me in twenty minutes. I wouldn’t cover the burning…