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 www.heliphoto.net. 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!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

LA Times... Dreamy Baritone...

Another rave review is in for Luca Ellis and his show 'Hoboken to Hollywood.' Yesterday, the LA Times Culture Monster (Daryl H. Miller) came out with a fantastic review, writing of Luca, "he turns his sexily hooded eyes to the audience and, as the band strikes up, emits a dreamy baritone." And ends the review with, "Applause signs flash to cue audience response, but they're entirely unneeded." Read the full review at http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/11/theater-review-hoboken-to-hollywood-at-edgemar.

Congrats Luca on this continued success! Maybe we can hear this dreamy baritone more often through the lobby and halls of the Gaylord. I am sure the residents (as well as our Gaylord spirits) would appreciate the sounds.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Congrats Luca on the Great Review!

The Oct 29 - Nov 4 issue of the LA Weekly wrote up a glowing review for 'Hoboken to Hollywood' starring our very own Gaylord resident, Luca Ellis! The reviewer (Lovell Estell III) pens, " Luca Ellis is a knockout from start to finish as the Crooner. How good is he? If you close your eyes while he sings familiar tunes such as 'That's Life,' 'New York, New York' and 'Fly Me to the Moon,' you'd swear the Chairman himself had come back for one last encore.' The reviewer also gives props to the set design, costumes and the Musical Director and 12 member band.

I'll be going to catch this show before it closes and you should too! Performances are at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St, Santa Monica 90405. Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Call for reservations at (310) 392-7327 or online at EdgemarCenter.org.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A historic look back...

...pages from 'The Buzzer' from November 1925, published by the Gaylord.