Tag: Pasadena

August 23, 2015 /

I think this must have been a charity event at the Huntington Hartford Hotel in Pasadena: –

January 24, 2015 /

In 1924 Betty Bronson was chosen to play Peter Pan on film by the author J.M. Barrie – other contenders for the role were Mary Pickford and Gloria Swanson. Here the elfin actress leaps to the window, directed by Herbert Brenon and photographed by James Wong Howe.

August 21, 2014 /

Kitchens – this one is from a Pasadena estate and was designed by Wallace Neff: A cheerful California kitchen from 1938: And here’s one you might recognize from “My Man Godfrey”:

January 15, 2014 /
August 27, 2013 /

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…