Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year Greeting...

The Gaylord wishes you all
a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

As Ella Fitzgerald sang...

' comes the jackpot question in advance,
what are you doing New Year's, New Year's Eve?'

Let us know!


A stunning One Bedroom unit on the 11th floor is AVAILABLE. This 1100 sq ft unit, which runs from front to back offers north, south & west facing views!
From the grand living room, look out upon the new RFK Community Schools campus, Inspiration Park & clear out to Catalina Island!
From the bedroom, enjoy the views of the 'HOLLYWOOD' sign, Griffith Observatory and sunsets over Wilshire Blvd.
All this for $1800/mo!
Later in the Spring, there is a possibility that this amazing unit could be extended into a spectacular Two Bed/Two Bath unit with over 1400 sq ft of living space, for additional rent.

Friday, December 24, 2010


Merry Christmas to all, wherever you may be home for the holiday.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Last minute gift shopping...

For those of you on the prowl for last minute holiday gifts, check out Venokado at 7714 Fountain Ave @ Spaulding in West Hollywood, between Fairfax & LaBrea. If you drive by fast you will miss it. This wine shop is a small place amongst residential housing that you would never think would exist there. Thankfully, it does! Besides a great selection of wines, with a most friendly, knowledgeable team that run the place, they have other special gift items, cards and do a wonderful wrap job. Check it out!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Naughty or Nice...

While away for the Holidays, Miss Lana seems to have bumped into jolly Kris Kringle to make nice... or is that naughty? Just where did Miss Lana escape to out of town this season? Perhaps the North Pole to give Santa a hand while sporting her vintage YSL!

Speaking of available Singles...


Constance Talmadge was a lovely Single living at the Gaylord back in 1927, 1928. Along with sisters Natalie & Norma, they were a triumvirate of the silent film screens at the time. Constance being more of the comedienne.

Another kind of Single AVAILABLE at the Gaylord today, is an 11th floor charming unit at 410 sq ft with great views of the 'HOLLYWOOD' sign & Griffith Observatory (just picture the Observatory lit up at night) for $1050/mo. Don't let this Single get by without you!*****RENTED*****

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


We have only one Bachelor unit available, located on the 7th floor at 330 sq ft with views of the 'HOLLYWOOD' sign & Griffith Observatory for $745/mo. This unit will not be available for long, so jump on it!*****RENTED*****

For another bachelor (pictured above) of another sort and in another era...
Ernest Vajda was a scholar, playwright and philosopher that lived at the Gaylord back in 1925. Writing film credits include 'Marie Antoinette' with Norma Shearer and 'The Merry Widow' with Jeanette MacDonald.

A bit of the story..."An illustrious writer of super-sophisticated drama is under our roof, a member of the Gaylord family. From his pen has come forth such plays as 'The Harem,' 'Fata Morgana' (recently produced here by the 'Pot Boilers'), 'The Little Angel,' and others of such ilk."

"In New York, had anyone told me I should be coming to Hollywood to write picture stories, I should have thought he was dreaming. No, I could not imagine it. And after I am here I was taken to (mentioning a huge hotel, (the Ambassador maybe)- and the noise, the confusion, the artificiality! No, I could not stand it; I said 'I will go back to New York,' then someone brought us (his brother) here (the Gaylord), and save in Italy I have found no place to please me more."

Monday, December 20, 2010

Next comedy night...

Getting the Holiday Blues? You feel that by mid-January you will be in the New Year's doldrums after the last bubbles of champagne have faded? Well, change that attitude! It looks like the next Evening of Comedy to cheer you up will be coming on January 15th or 16th in the Gaylord lobby. This monthly event seems to be gaining some steam and taking off. Details will follow soon with the line-up, date and time.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Spit & Shine...

You may notice a little more luster on the Gaylord brass plaque near the entrance to our beautiful building. Thanks to Bruce for putting his muscle into giving this signage the TLC it deserves.

ALSO, the original sconces with the amber glass, on each side of our front doors, are now illuminated again. Be sure to take note the next time you pass them by in the evening and enjoy the glow.

It's been a while, for more Good Eats...

Give Mario's Peruvian & Seafood a try at 5786 Melrose, corner of Rossmore. Good food, reasonably priced. There might be a line when you get there and during the week the doors are locked at 8pm! Get there before 8, put your name on the list and wait for a table.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

One Bedrooms AVAILABLE NOW...

1) 11th floor stunner at 1100 sq ft w/9 ft ceilings. Can't beat the north, south & west facing views from the'HOLLYWOOD' sign, to sunsets over Wilshire & clear out to Catalina Island! Concrete floors, original details. Grand living at $1800/mo.
*****RENTED***** 2) Incredible 7th floor south/east corner unit at 820 sq ft w/9ft ceilings. Lots of windows in the large living room space. Big, bright, great closets! Overlook the new RFK Community Schools campus & Inspiration Park along Wilshire Blvd for $1550/mo.*****RENTED*****

Monday, December 13, 2010

Pic from the Holiday/Christmas Party...

Thank you Lana for the wonderful photo from our recent Holiday/Christmas Party for the Gaylord residents. If any of you have more pics you would like to share from this event, please forward them to the Gaylord email at Thanks!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December 8, 2010...

... the way the Gaylord looked this afternoon in the City of Angels, shadows and all. Thank you Martha for the great pic!

A Second Evening of Comedy...

... will be happening this Sunday, Dec. 12th at 8:00pm. Hosted by our very own Carl Kozlowski. Come out and enjoy the fun & laughter!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Gaylord 'Buzzer' from December 1925...

What a Wonderful Party...

Thank you to all who came out and attended, participated and entertained at the annual Gaylord Holiday/Christmas Party this year. We had a great turn out and a good time. Thank you to Ramon and the Bounty crew for the delicious food & beverages. AND, thank you to our talented residents Maureen Davis (of the 'Flutterbies'), accompanied by Kenny Lyons. Then later in the evening, Luca Ellis (of 'Hoboken to Hollywood'). The 3 performed wonderful holiday songs and classic standards. AND, a big hand to Martha Wilson for all the work she did in hanging the festive decorations throughout our beautiful lobby.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Don't forget!

Residents, remember this Sunday evening is the Holiday Party. Come on down and enjoy the entertainment, food & good company. See you there!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


1) Single, 12th floor, east facing, 550 sq ft, concrete floors, wintertime views of the snow-capped San Gabriels for $1100.00/month.
2) Single, 9th floor, west facing, 670 sq ft, original details, lots of closets, sunsets over Wilshire Blvd for $1150.00/month.
3) One Bedroom, 7th floor, south/east corner unit, 820 sq ft, overlooking the new RFK Community Schools campus & Wilshire Blvd for $1550.00/month.

Beautiful exhibit...

Thank you to Jessica Davis for the exhibit, Here Comes the Sun, of her photos & words that graced our lobby last evening. Everyone enjoyed the way it was presented and the journey her life has taken. Keep doing & sharing what you are doing, Jess!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Properly stuffed...

I am hoping that everyone was sufficiently filled from delicious Thanksgiving feasts this past holiday weekend. I know I had a great dinner from the HMS Bounty that I fully enjoyed. Thank you, Ramon!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Another Holiday, Another Year...

These shots were taken during the Easter Day Parade celebration back in 1941, held in front of the Gaylord.

C'mon folks, today! It's time to start dressing up again. Where are your hats?!

For those of you that missed out on the Deal...

This photo was taken right before the Gaylord opened in 1924. The front inner doors were not yet installed. The banner over the main entrance reads: "Starting Thursday Feb. 21st-All apartments in the magnificent Gaylord-Completely furnished will be sold as 'Own your own apartment'-price from $7850 up furnished- Suites 2 to 5 rooms-Payments 1/2 down-Balance over period of 17 years-Complete service-Every modern convenience-Select your own apartment-Take possession immediately and save high rents."
"Walker & Eisen, Architects"
"Lange & Bergstrom, General Contractors"

... Should have been there!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving wishes...

For those of you preparing to depart, for those of you that have already taken flight & for those of you remaining within the hearth of the Gaylord for the Thanksgiving holiday...
Whether you be with family, friends or alone in quiet introspection, enjoy the day and have a

Monday, November 22, 2010

Coming soon!

7th floor One Bedroom unit, 820 sq ft south/east corner unit. Big & Bright! $1600.00/month.
7th floor One Bedroom unit, 1100 sq ft. Amazing north, south & west views! $1700.00/month.

comedy night...

The audience seemed to enjoy and produced some laughs for the comics last night at the comedy event in the lobby. There was quite the good turn out and another should be happening again in the near future. Details to follow soon.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Coming up Monday, November 29th...

From Jessica Davis, beautiful photos and a slide show, between 6-9pm. Be sure to come and allow yourself to enter the images.
It's a Monday night, you can't possibly find a better thing to do!

Holiday/Christmas Party for the Gaylord Residents...

Mark your calendar!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Real Pics...

I had the good fortune of receiving these beautiful photos, shot at dusk, of the new RFK Community Schools and Inspiration Park from Sibylle Allgaier. Sibylle shot these for Hensel Phelps Construction Co, which built the new school. To view more of Sibylle's work from around L.A., visit her website at Thank you Sibylle, for sharing your work with the Gaylord!

An Evening of Comedy...

Come out and enjoy this evening of fun with your fellow Gaylord residents, Judy Coker and Carl Kozlowski in the beautiful Gaylord lobby!
Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Before the month is out...

Look for a Comedy Showcase evening and another Art Exhibit coming up. All happening in our grand lobby. Details coming soon.

**And don't forget, the Holiday/Christmas Party for the residents is Sunday, Dec. 5th from 6pm - 10pm.**

Friday, November 12, 2010

Foodies Dine!

Are you looking for that right place to eat tonight or soon? Jonathan Gold's (2007 Pulitzer Prize winning food critic for the LA Weekly) 'A Movable Beast, LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants' has just come out. Either pick up the current LA Weekly or go online to find this must have list. From the cheap to the extravagant. It lists places I have not been to in 15-20 years which remind me to go back and revisit them, to places I have been to recently and places I have been curious about. There are even a couple of K-town restaurants listed. People, Tenants, Go Forth and EAT!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


1) 7th floor Single, 550 sq ft at $1050.00/month.
2) 12th floor Single, 550 sq ft at $1100.00/month.
Coming up...
1) 7th floor One Bedroom, 820 sq ft at $1600.00/month.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to live in such a historic residence.

RFK school campus Grand Opening...

This Saturday, Nov. 13th, beginning at 9:30 a.m. will be the official grand opening ceremony for the RFK Inspiration Park and RFK Community Schools campus, open to the public. Many L.A. city dignitaries will be in attendance as well as RFK family members. They are expecting a large crowd, so traffic & parking congestion may occur. As you might notice today, the workers are busy installing the tent on the great lawn of the school campus for the ceremony. If you are in the neighborhood, you may want to stop in on this event and get a glimpse of the new campus grounds.

9:30 a.m. - Dedication of the Paul Schrade Library
10:30 a.m. - General Program
11:30 a.m. - Reception

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gaylord residents...

Prepare yourself for the Holiday Season... The Christmas/Holiday Party will be Sunday, Dec. 5th this year, from 6 - 10 p.m.! We have already booked Miss Mo & Luca Ellis for the entertainment. They will add a touch of sophistication with their renderings of Christmas carol favorites and other classics. AND, the patio tent will return this year. Start getting yourself ready for this festive time!

Friday, November 5, 2010

The new RFK school campus @ sunset...

For those Gaylord units overlooking Wilshire Blvd, this is the south facing view. This shot was taken from the 2nd floor. Imagine how grand the view is from the upper floors. On clear days you can see all the way to Catalina Island!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Sights @ Dia de los Muertes...

Saturday, October 30th was the Dia de los Muertes festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. There was an Opening Procession with Aztec Dancers in Fine Feathery, Beautiful Altars set up throughout the cemetery, Great Music (mariachis, the lead singer from Cafe Tacuba & more), Dance Troupes, Spectacular Art, Wonderful Merchandise & Food Vendors galore. You can see from the pics how colorful this event was and you may even recognize your Property Manager in full Muertes regalia...

If you have not gone before, be sure to check it out next year!