Tag: 1947

June 7, 2013 /

Babies, go this lovely weblog and see how Twin Palms appeared in a Joan Crawford film… Frank Sinatra: Mid-Century Modern Godfather – B.E.L.T. – St. Louis.

March 22, 2013 /

Rita Hayworth announcing her divorce from the Aly Khan at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 1951. I think this image says it all concerning celebrity bust ups. Note the sterile neutral setting, the surround of journalists and photographers, the cornered actress — doing what’s required, but it must have felt…

January 13, 2013 /

The building was first owned by Ince, then Cecil B., then Selznick, then Desilu… Selznick must have liked the Colonial architectural style. Although, with those arches the home is more Regency or Georgian… David O. Selznick posing in his office in 1947 – at the time he was still married…

December 18, 2012 /

Beloved the world over: On May 26, 1947, the FBI issued a memo stating “With regard to the picture “It’s a Wonderful Life”, [redacted] stated in substance that the film represented rather obvious attempts to discredit bankers by casting Lionel Barrymore as a ‘scrooge-type’ so that he would be the…

December 12, 2012 /

Waiters outside the Hollywood Brown Derby – on strike in 1934: A night view in Hollywood some thirty years later… You can see the Brown Derby’s neon sign glowing on the right:

December 12, 2012 /

You can cross reference with the handy map in the previous post! This is the dessert case:        

December 12, 2012 /

I love the informal map of Hollywood on the cover of the Brown Derby menu. . If you click on the menu it’s easier to see.