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!