Tag: culture

September 24, 2015 / / Architecture

1949 –  Van de Kamps Bakery and Drive-In: 1939 – Simon’s:

May 27, 2014 / / Advertising

“Have you met my significant other?” Anne shook her head, expecting him to introduce a strapping young man, possibly, most likely, in the acting profession. Instead he blew a kiss to a taught, angular woman in her late sixties / early seventies wrapped in an Indonesian sarong. She smiled serenely.…

April 16, 2014 / / Art
March 6, 2014 / / Blogging
October 8, 2013 / / Blogging

Two kids at the Academy Awards: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. judges the net – mixed doubles. “Big Bill” Tilden (standing far left), the first American Wimbledon champion, taught tennis to movie stars after he retired from competition. This photo was taken by Len Weissman and is dated 1940: Studio Portrait: Singing…

September 25, 2013 / / Blogging

She went to Yale Drama and after appearing on Broadway got a small plum part in a Weinstein film shot on location in Shreveport in the tolerable month of January. She made the big move to LA and secured an apartment on King’s Road. Eileen, a natural Nordic blonde had…

February 3, 2013 / / Blogging

According to this fellow: …it involves his old team and the Raven’s of Baltimore, who apparently like their cheerleaders: …very slender. The Ravens’ cheerleader and her telltale waistline – latimes.com.

November 7, 2012 / / Architecture

The Pasadena Playhouse was designed by Elmer Grey (he designed the first incarnation of the Beverly Hills Hotel) and completed in 1924. It’s a lovely auditorium and many of Hollywood’s stars have walked the boards. Here’s what it looked like in 1924: And, here it is in the 1930s: Inside…

October 12, 2012 / / Culture


September 8, 2012 / / Architecture

The year before The Beatles first came to town. Night at the Hollywood Bowl.