Once upon a time, in the nineteen eighties, Cecil B.’s house still stood atop a hill in a neighborhood called Los Feliz, not far from our place in Beachwood Canyon.… Read more What my feet looked like when I decided to walk from my house to Cecil B. DeMille’s →
Face it, women have a peculiar affinity for a certain room in the house. And, I’m here to tell you why: sanctuary. Imagine, if you will, a bustling household on… Read more Why I love the bathroom… →
“Hollywood is just too marvelous. One feels the footprints of all the immortals are here, but has a terrible feeling that they are in sand and won’t last when civilization comes this way.” James Whale
Production Design: Charles D. Hall, Direction: James Whale
Hope the food was as creative as the signage…
1949 – Van de Kamps Bakery and Drive-In: 1939 – Simon’s:
The best I can come up with for this architectural style is: whimsical. This is the Coffee Cup Cafe.
Constance Bennett had a house at 280 N. Carolwood Drive. It was designed by architect J.E. Dolena and built in 1937, for $37,000 — and it had a palatial twenty… Read more Constance Bennett’s Hollywood Style →