Tag: Old Hollywood

December 14, 2012 /

I may have mentioned Marion’s domestic arrangements and a boxy, boring, Tudor… My friend at http://foxpudding.wordpress.com/ said I must be referring to Mr. Hearst. If you check out his posts you will find wit and a deep appreciation of fine arts. In the meantime here’s the house at Christmas:

October 10, 2012 /

Cinematographer James Wong Howe. Director W.S. Van Dyke.

October 6, 2012 /

Musso’s on Wilshire: And, Frank’s was on Hollywood Blvd. Frank Toulet’s restaurant was on Hollywood Blvd. since 1919. When John Musso joined him they moved next door – where the restaurant is still located. I recommend sitting at the counter and sipping the perfect martini while watching pure artistry as…

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…

October 5, 2012 /

Even the grocery stores were glamorous – designed by Morgan, Walls & Clements (also designed the Chapman Market) – this firm designed some of the most iconic buildings of early Hollywood (and I promise we’ll get to these landmarks) but for now we’ll roll with my fascination with the mundane…

September 28, 2012 /

The interior courtyard at Union Station:

September 28, 2012 /

The shop yard – Union Station:

September 25, 2012 /

Joe E. Brown celebrates his birthday with friends, George Gray, Chester Conklin, Pinto Colvig, and Billy Beltcher, in 1963:

September 18, 2012 /

Filming at the track in 1935: The building was designed by Architect Gordon B. Kaufmann (who also designed the Los Angeles Times building) in a fluid Art Deco style – 1936: The entrance and the paddock – 1936: A view of the stands the year it was completed – 1934:…