Tag: Academy Awards

March 4, 2018 /
February 22, 2015 /

I beg my readers indulgence. I won’t have a clear or cogent thought for a couple of days, and that will only be achieved by a massive intake of coffee. I am getting older. Any event that goes on past ten o’clock seriously cuts into my pajama time. I’m posting…

February 16, 2015 /

This week a series of posts about the Academy Awards, but I thought we’d start at the inception, the organizing banquet at the Biltmore on May 11th, 1927.

September 11, 2014 /

Who danced and dined here? Just about everybody. A couple from the 1930’s: The room was redesigned in 1934 by Mary Jeffras: The crowd could have contained anyone… Joan Crawford, Clara Bow, Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant…

September 11, 2014 /

From 1921 until 1989 the Ambassador Hotel was THE place to be in Hollywood. It housed dignitaries and stars and in-laws, and played hosts to weddings and the Academy Awards. It had a post office, a spa, a barbershop, restaurants, and of course – the famous Cocoanut Grove. It saw…

February 24, 2014 /
January 16, 2014 /