The above matchbook comes from the 1940's, when the original bar/ballroom, "The Gay Room" was located where our HMS Bounty bar/restaurant is located today, adjacent to the Gaylord lobby. During this era many prominent big bands played here, such as Duke Ellington and Desi Arnaz!
Coming AVAILABLE next week;
- Single unit, 7th floor, 540 sq ft, east facing, $1575/month.
Our Joe is part of the Not Impossible Labs team, a company that works to inspire individuals & innovate our world for a better tomorrow for all and they have a big event coming up this June 1st.
If you want to expand your mind & nourish your heart, @NotImpossibleLabs is offering all Gaylord residents 50% off ticket prices to the #NotImpossibleAwards, this June 1st in DTLA, at the Ace Hotel. This live event is an inspiring celebration honoring those who create tech for good. Tickets include food, drinks, inspiring stories, and innovative new wearable technology. RSVP to the event for tickets and information. Use code GAYLORD for 50% off.
So hurry to get your tickets before they are all sold out. And Joe will most appreciate the Gaylord community, friends & neighbors coming out and supporting this worthwhile cause and to spread the work of their uplifting endeavors and you may even bring home some inspiration for yourself!
Click on the link at the top of this post for tickets and info.
Here we have a photo (above) of the handsome Marcel de Sano (born Marcel Dragusanu in Romania), a film director and Gaylord resident in 1927. He directed Lionel Barrymore in "The Girl Who Wouldn't Work," in 1925 and in 1930 directed "Peacock Alley," produced by Robert Z. Leonard, another Gaylord tenant from 1926-27 and prominent filmmaker. Also in 1927, the lovely Arlette Marchal, notable French film actress resided at the Gaylord, to pursue her career in Hollywood film. A year later, in 1928, the two wedded (pictured together, below) and were together until 1933 (was it the Gaylord that brought them together!?!).
In 1936, Marcel was engaged to the famed American musical film actress Jeanette MacDonald and managing her career in Europe. Tragically, Marcel seemed to be a tortured soul and committed suicide by vehicle, in Paris, at the young age of 38, in 1936 (photo below of incident).
Such a sad loss, but this is just one of the many drama-filled stories from the lives of those who passed through the Gaylord.
Earlier this month, The Times of India, Bombay edition, interviewed several women in the indie music scene of India which included our Amanda Sodhi. Amanda resided here at the Gaylord from 2011-2013 when she moved to Mumbai. Now living in Calcutta, Amanda is enjoying her eventful journey through the music scene of India.
To catch one of her songs, "Puppet Life," released last year, you can go to youtube where you will also find more of Amanda's work.
Continued success to Amanda & thanks for staying in touch!
In February, Dork magazine did an interview with Clem Creevy of the popular, creative indie band "Cherry Glazerr" (if you listen to radio station kcrw you've heard their music) In the interview she hilariously & respectfully makes mention of the Gaylord in the first question.
As a tyke, Clem resided in the Gaylord during the early 2000's. She is a part of the Gaylord colorful history.
To read the full article go to, www.readdork.com/features/cherry-glazerr-interview-feb19
Thanks to our Jessica for alerting us to this article!