Tag: Hollywood Hills

August 25, 2015 / / Art

Heidi Gutman is a New York based photographer who works in television and theater. She shoots on set and in her studio – and she photographs actors and people in all aspects of the arts. The photos shown here were done at Studio 336 – Heidi’s midtown photo studio. What…

March 6, 2015 / / Books
June 6, 2014 / / Advertising

Joe wasn’t about to let up. “Everything the big studios do in Hollywood is predicated on the sexual fantasies of heterosexual fourteen-year-old boys. You understand what I’m saying?” “No.” “Leading men are straight. Period. On-screen and off. Cliff’s agency—Becky’s studio—raise fortunes based on that fantasy. Steve Nelson, he owns a…

January 10, 2014 / / Advertising

Need I remind you of the drill, babies? I post pictures of famous people and then I talk about myself. Shall I tell you why I still identify deeply, so deeply, with this photo by Mark Seliger for Rolling Stone of that particular trio from the X-Files? I thought you’d…

August 27, 2013 / / Architecture

What could be better on a sunny day than sitting outside with a friendly parrot? In later years descendants of escaped birds would form huge flocks in the Hollywood Hills and Pasadena. That stand of fronds looks to me like a banana plant. I had one in front of my…

February 10, 2013 / / Art

“My Favorite Year” was loosely based on Mr. Brooks early experiences working on Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows” and it was the first film Richard Benjamin directed — I got sidetracked. We were talking about enduring love. Anne and Mel met in 1961 and were married in 1964. “From…