Friday, August 30, 2013

The Little Girl of March 1925...

Appearing on the cover of the March 1925 issue of the Gaylord's 'The Buzzer' was the sweet looking Georg'Ann Gross, who lived here at the Gaylord with her parents Mr. & Mrs. Nels Gross. Mrs. Nels Gross being a part of the well known Gaylord social set, hosting many colorful bridge teas in the original Gaylord Solarium.

With some research I found that sweet Georg'Ann passed away in 2010, having lived an exemplary life. There was an article written on her in the Los Angeles Times, back on June 1, 1999, telling the story of her Conejo Valley Welcoming Service in the Thousand Oaks area in Ventura County, where she was known as the ambassador of goodwill. This she was doing at the age of 77!

Gerog'Ann Gross Cutter, just another magnificent Gaylord resident from the past. 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ups Then Downs of Historical Los Angeles Gaylord Couple...

From 1924 to1932, Richard Peter Shea and his wife, Ellen, kept a 'de luxe apartment' in the Gaylord. Mr. Shea having made his financial fortune through real estate investments in the wealthy enclaves of Los Angeles and the development of Hancock Park before selling all of his holdings in these properties for a staggering amount of money. The article, at top, appeared in the March 1925 issue of the Gaylord's monthly publication, 'The Buzzer.' Mr. & Mrs. Shea spent 1924 & 1925 building their dream castle out in the Antelope Valley, just south of the California Poppy Reserve. They split their time for 5 years between their apartment here at the Gaylord and their castle in the desert, hoping to improve Mrs. Shea's health. During the Stock Market Crash of 1929, they lost everything and the bank took over the castle. In October of 1932, Mrs. Shea passed away from pernicious anemia. Two months later, Mr. Shea either walked into the ocean or jumped from the Santa Monica pier and his body washed up to the Venice pier with the ashes of his wife attached to him. It is a tragic love story and part of the Gaylord history

Photo above is of Shea's Castle as it appears today.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Gaylord Has a Full House...

Back in March of 1925, Mrs. Henry C. Kimbrough (pictured above) along with her husband, made the Gaylord their home. Moving from Lexington, Kentucky where they had a stake in extensive tobacco & oil interests. This young couple knew the place to be, the Gaylord!

Unfortunately for those looking today to also make a home at the Gaylord, we have NO AVAILABLE UNITS, as we currently have a full house with no units on notice for vacating. But please, keep an eye out on this Blog for any upcoming listings and you may eventually find yourself with the stately 3355 Wilshire Boulevard address.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What Are You Doing for the Upcoming Labor Day Holiday Weekend...

This Labor Day weekend, are you getting out of town or staying in? Still looking for something to do if you are keeping it local? The L.A. Arboretum, over in Arcadia, is a good place to spend a few hours. This is where the peacocks have the run of the land and it is always a sight to behold when these beautiful creatures cross your path, especially when they open their fan tail for you. Stroll the grounds and spend some time relaxing under a shady tree. Located on Baldwin Avenue, across from the Santa Anita Race Track. Admission is $9.00. Visit their website at for more info.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Back to the Hollywood Farmers' Market...

Besides all of the wonderful fresh fruits, vegetables & flowers you can get from the Hollywood Farmers' Market  on Sundays from 8am- 1pm (across from Amoeba Music on Sunset Blvd), there are these guys. The California Feetwarmers perform lively numbers for your enjoyment and the one guy on the left always seems to have his toddler girl strapped to his back absorbing all of the great music in. Check them out!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Spirit, Heart Missing...

Martha and Bruce, have moved on from the Gaylord to pastures of the east coast kind. They will both be missed greatly by the Gaylord and its tenants. Martha, having done the extensive restoration work on the cast iron & glass screen, as well as bringing the Christmas holiday spirit with decorations in our beautiful lobby was also behind producing many of the art shows at the Gaylord over the past few years. And Bruce, you would randomly find, at times, voluntarily polishing the front, brass plaque of 'The Gaylord' which hangs proudly on our home.

We thank them for the years of support and wish them both much happiness & success on their new journey.

A Day at The Getty Center...

This past Saturday, the husband & I drove up Sepulveda Boulevard and spent the afternoon at The Getty Center and took in one of the current exhibits and the gardens. If you want to enjoy some spectacular views of the L.A. basin clear out to the Pacific, this is a place to go because you can view from their beautifully landscaped gardens (pictured on top). Remember, admission is free, but if you drive to there, parking is $15. There is also a bus (Metro Rapid Line 761) that drops you off right at their driveway entry.

We viewed the photography exhibit 'Japan's Modern Divide' with photos by Hiroshi Hamaya (that is one of his b/w photos above) and Kansuke Yamamoto. Hiroshi's photos were more about day to day life and the sweetness of events celebrated. While Kansuke got into surrealism with his images and the collages he produced were intriguing. Both of these master photographers lived during most of the 20th century. This exhibit is on view until Sunday, the 25th of August. If you miss it there is still all of the classic art collections on view at the Getty to enjoy. The Getty Center is a good escape day. For more info,

Friday, August 2, 2013

Update on Available Units...

One of these upcoming Single units could be AVAILABLE for a September 13th MOVE-IN;

***RENTED***-Single, 4th floor, 550 sq ft, east facing, $1085/mo.***RENTED***
***RENTED***-Single, 4th floor, 670 sq ft, west facing, $1150/mo.***RENTED***
***RENTED***-Single, 12th floor, 550 sq ft, east facing, $1200/mo.***RENTED***