Tag: Santa Anita Racetrack

October 25, 2014 /

This young man lived to be a hundred years old: He opened a film studio in the teens in downtown Los Angeles in the old Bradbury residence, referred to by his friend Harold Lloyd as “pneumonia hall” due the chilling drafts. He moved onto his own place and over the…

October 24, 2014 /

I went to my first book club meeting—mostly school administrators and teachers—in an area near Los Angeles most famous for a race track where Seabiscuit cleaned up and where the stars bet on horses. Because of the attendees background they were very interested in the writing and editorial process. I…

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:…