Tag: Palm Trees

March 27, 2013 /

George Kaplan, a friend writes from somewhere in the British Isles: I was looking for somewhere to put this and well this piece seems not totally inappropriate because the extract at least begins with a quotation about L.A.’s winter light – “Robert Towne, who wrote the L.A. classics Chinatown and…

November 21, 2012 /

In 1927 people dragged out their vintage cars (and horses) and paraded in honor of Hollywood’s early settlers: –

November 7, 2012 /

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…