Tag: Depression

December 19, 2020 /
August 18, 2014 /

I couldn’t get a focused enough picture of the light bulb, but the filament is still there, which means this baby still burns… Cool, yes? In the 1920s, when this light bulb would have been in use, there was no such thing as autopilot. But I, personally, have put the…

August 12, 2014 /

Depression isn’t sadness, it’s a feeling that overcomes you and pushes everything else aside. It gobbles up your thoughts and makes you physically ill, fatigued, insomnia prone. In some it can cause agitation, hyperactivity, risk-taking, because the one prevailing thought when the fatigue won’t break, or the adrenaline plateaus, is…

August 12, 2014 /
November 9, 2013 /
November 9, 2013 /

Peg has been depicted as a naïf, a lightweight and a wannabe, but nothing could be farther from the truth. No less a star than Bette Davis vividly recalled seeing her act in “The Wild Duck” in Boston in 1926.  Davis said, “Before that performance, I wanted to be an…

November 9, 2013 /

Peg Entwistle and the Hollywood Sign by Hope Anderson Introduction          My interest in the actress Peg Entwistle, who in 1932 committed suicide from the Hollywood Sign (which then read Hollywoodland), began in 2006, when I began researching the neighborhood’s history for my documentary, Under the Hollywood Sign. Though seventy-four…

October 6, 2012 /

Hettem’s on Vermont opening day 1931: Look at those light fixtures! If the Depression hadn’t wiped me out I may have gotten my De Soto out of the garage and headed over to the store. Another of the lesser known buildings by Morgan, Walls, and Clements – a car dealership…