Monday, October 31, 2011

Greetings for this season...

(for today).


enjoy celebrating 'Dia de los Muertos' on Tuesday & Wednesday this week!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011



***RENTED***- Bachelor, 7th floor, 330 sq ft, north facing with views of the 'HOLLYWOOD' sign & Griffith Observatory, $750/mo.***RENTED***
***RENTED***- Single, 14th floor (the top!), 550 sq ft, east facing, BRIGHT, concrete floors, $1125/mo.***RENTED***
***RENTED***- One Bedroom, 11th floor, 820 sq ft, south/east corner, great kitchen features, lots of closets, $1600/mo.***RENTED***

- Bachelor, 7th floor, 380 sq ft, south facing, BRIGHT, 9ft ceilings, good closets, $750/mo.
- One Bedroom, 4th floor, 1050 sq ft, north, south, west exposure, HUGE, $1600/mo.
***RENTED***- One Bedroom, 14th floor (the top!), 1050 sq ft, classic L.A. living with spectacular views, $1800/mo.***RENTED***

Friday, October 21, 2011

Hollywood Forever Cemetery TOMORROW!

Don't forget! Tomorrow, Saturday, Oct 22nd, is the BIG 12th Annual 'Dia de los Muertos' Festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. This is one of those L.A. cultural events you do not want to miss. The $10 entry fee is well worth it to view the beautiful altars created throughout and to have access to all of the vendors with their 'day of the dead' merchandise. The celebration takes place between 12noon to 12midnight with performances by lead singer of Cafe Tacuba, Ruben Albarran and his group Hoppo AND Astrid Hadad, renowned cabaret diva and artist.

Check out the website for more info on parking and schedule.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gaylord Glimpses, October 1926...

With this issue of Gaylord Glimpses, on page 4 there is a history of Santa Cruz Island, part of the Channel Islands off of our coast, which you can view as you take the 101 up to Santa Barbara.
Starting on page 8, another history lesson, this one concerning the origins of Los Angeles and California.
On page 11, a photo of Gaylord resident and actress, Miss Marjorie Daw. Miss Daw was featured in over 70 films from 1914-28. She starred with Mary Pickford in 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm' in 1917 and also starred with Douglas Fairbanks in 7 films. Due to this working relationship with both Fairbanks and Pickford, I am sure is the reason why Miss Daw was one of Mary Pickford's bridal attendants at her wedding to Douglas Fairbanks in 1920. And, Marjorie Daw starred with fellow Gaylord resident, Constance Talmadge in 'The Dangerous Maid' from 1923 (the year before the Gaylord opened).
On pages 12 & 13, a feature on opera in Los Angeles, with photos of two of the stars, Tito Schipa and Rosa Raisa, who resided at the Gaylord during their time here. Miss Raisa was a choice of Toscanini for his La Scala premiers.
Page 18, a HILARIOUS directive from the Gaylord management on banning the 'Charleston' dance from the Gaylord's Fountain Room dance floor. Stating, 'We do not feel that an exhibition dance such as 'The Charleston' has a justifiable place in any ballroom...' And some of you thought I was strict?!
Page 19, listed as one of the Gaylord residents is Senor & Senora Edwardo Ortiz and his family, from Mexico City. If you go to the glass case, opposite the passenger elevators, you will find their signatures on the Guest Registry. I always wondered who this family was and have now found that Senor Ortiz was the Secretary of Communication & Public Works for the Republic of Mexico.
Page 20, mention of Gaylord resident and actress, Marie Crisp throwing a dinner party across the street at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub. Miss Crisp was in 6 films, the biggest one being Charlie Chaplin's 'The Idle Class' from 1921. Her guests that evening included Julanne Johnstone, 43 films from 1917-34, Virginia Valli, 65 films between 1916-31 and Anita Stewart, 99 films between 1911-28, amongst other guests.
Page 21, listed is Oscar Shaw, who in 1926 starred with Norma Shearer in 'Upstage.'
As always, enjoy the history!