Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Day of Thanks...

For those of you traveling this Thanksgiving holiday, safe & pleasant journeys and joyful reunions to you and for those remaining home, a Happy Thanksgiving Day to you. May your day be bountiful!

Friday, November 22, 2013

'JFK with Gaylord...'

50 years ago, today, in 1963, JFK was assassinated while on a visit to Dallas, Texas. Today, we honor and remember JFK's inspiring leadership. Pictured here, is our President from 1960, while on a visit to Los Angeles with the Gaylord proudly standing guard over him.

The Gaylord has even more political history with Richard Nixon keeping an apartment in the Gaylord during the 1962 California Gubernatorial race, which he lost. This after having lost the 1960 Presidential race to JFK.

(A big thank you to Joe for finding this photo for us on the LA Times website.)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mail Call...

Pictured above from the February 1926 'Gaylord Glimpses' is a view into what is today our Mail Room area. The door you see to the right of the chair was the original entrance to the restroom facility off our lobby (or as they listed the lobby back then, only 'the foyer' because our lobby was much grander!). That wall with the door is the east wall which houses many of our mailboxes currently (Originally, you would have picked up your mail from the Concierge Desk which was opposite of the passenger elevators).

Notice the ceiling light fixture, in the photo, is different from the one that hangs today. Both, current and past, are Oscar B. Bach designs, but the ones you view today were originally in other sections of our lobby (I'd like to know where this original one is!!!).

Also, where is that original torchiere wall fixture (another Oscar B. Bach design), in the corner, where our grand piano sits today? (Did you know there was a baby grand piano furnished in each #16 unit back in the day?!)

Another change, the console table and mirror, to the left. Again, the ones you currently view in the lobby were taken from another part of our glorious original lobby. These pieces, missing.

Thank goodness they did not remove our original Roman travertine marble walls we still get to enjoy today! And we all continue with that 'Roaring 20's' spirit from the original years of the Gaylord.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Come & Check Out These Units...


***RENTED***- One Bedroom, 8th floor, south/east corner, 820 sq ft, $1680/mo.***RENTED***

***RENTED***- Single, 12th floor, west facing, 670 sq ft, $1350/mo.***RENTED***


***RENTED***- One Bedroom, 5th floor, north/west corner, 740 sq ft, $1550/mo.***RENTED***

***RENTED***- Single, 14th floor, west facing, 670 sq ft, $1400/mo.***RENTED***

The fee is $41 for each prospective applicant and the process usually takes a couple of days to receive an answer on a rental application.

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Spirit of May Allison...

Film actress & Gaylord resident, May Allison (pictured here in the Sept 1926 issue of Gaylord Glimpses) invites you to live at the Gaylord.  The wonderful Gaylord!

Coming AVAILABLE in December;

***RENTED***-Single, 14th floor (the top!), 670 sq ft, west facing, great sunsets over Wilshire Blvd & distinctly appointed, $1400/mo.***RENTED***

See more listings of what is available in the Blog posts below.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

From Vogue Paris to Your Eyes...

From the pages of Vogue Paris ('the' fashion bible) to your eyes. Above are the 2 photos, shot by Glen Luchford, taken here at the Gaylord and featured in the November 2013 issue of French Vogue. Dahling, you never looked better! Can you figure out where they are in the Gaylord?

Friday, November 1, 2013


Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration is tomorrow at Hollywood Forever Cemetery from 12noon to 12midnight. Go to their website at ladayofthedead.com for more info on admission, parking, vendors & musical performances. See you there!!!