Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Not At This Time...

The Gaylord does not have any units available or on notice, at this time, for rentals. Please keep checking in with us here on the 'Gaylord Glimpses' Blog for future availability.

(Thanks for the photo of the Gaylord, taken from the Equitable building, Gabriel.)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

More Party Pics...

Here are a few more photos from the Gaylord's 90th Anniversary Party of family & friends who attended and participated, which took place back on April 9th. It was a good night of song, dance, drink & merriment!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Women Leaders in Media...

On Sunday, May 4th, at 7pm, our Minoti will be hosting and moderating the 'Women Leaders In Media' event. For tickets to this forum go to and Gaylord residents, if you enter the promo code GAYLORD at registration you will receive $2.00 off the ticket price. Go and show your support for Minoti.

From June 1926...

Here you have the 'Gaylord Glimpses' from June 1926...

On page 4, they have a story describing my most favorite drive that I still make, from Los Angeles through the back roads up to Ojai and then down into Ventura. It's an escapist's dream day trip.
On page 5, you have a history lesson on the LaBrea Tar Pits.
On page 6, just look at that beaded, draped number Mrs. C. E. Millar is wearing. She strikes a fanciful pose!
On page 7, mention of returning resident Marius de Brabant and his sister. Marius was actually known as 'Baron' Marius de Brabant, being part of the Belgian aristocracy and made his fortune as V.P. of the Los Angeles-Pacific Navigation Company, a rail & shipping company. After living at the Gaylord, the 'Baron' and his sister purchased a home in Palm Springs and lived the rest of their lives there in the desert.
On pages 12 & 13, a fun story describing our local beach communities as they were back then.
On page 18, the 'Theatre Directory' with announcements for the film 'Kiki,' starring Norma Talmadge (whose sister, Constance, lived in the Gaylord and Norma being whom our neighbor the 'Talmadge' apartments was named for). Also, an announcement for that great & enduring actress, Lillian Gish appearing in the film version of 'La Boheme.'

Enjoy perusing this issue.   

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Driving to Vegas...

Now I know many of you like to hit the road and take off to Las Vegas when you get the chance. On your way, be sure to stop off and visit Calico Ghost Town, in Yermo, off the 15, just east of Barstow. Calico is an old silver mining town that is now part of the San Bernardino County Regional Park system. It is a little tourist stop with the best part to me, being the Bottle House, built out of glass bottles. Unfortunately, no ghosts were sighted or felt throughout the town, while we were there. And while there in Yermo, be sure to feed yourself at Peggy Sue's 50's Diner, whose patrons span from Laurence Fishburne to Diane Keaton (Ms. Keaton being the one who led the Memorial Service, at the Gaylord, for the Ambassador Hotel when it was torn down almost 10 years ago now).

After grabbing a bite to eat at Peggy Sue's, instead of going to Vegas, we turned around and jumped on to the 58 and headed up into the Mojave, stopping in Boron, at Kramer Junction Antiques. It is one of those stops you just have to make to enjoy the roadside attractions. A garage full of classic cars, planes, a shop chock full of antiques and the most lovable, dusty & playful yellow labrador. And this road trip is just one of those adventures you have to make when you need to get out of town.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Today & Tomorrow in Ktown...

Gaylord residents, neighbors & L.A., do not forget, starting this afternoon, Friday, April 18th, at 4pm until midnight tonight and tomorrow, Saturday, April 19th, from 2pm until midnight, KTOWN Night Market will be taking place. Join in on the festivities at the Robert F Kennedy Community Schools campus. There will be a carnival and live entertainment. Take part in the KTOWN Bar Crawl that will be hosted by Yelp. And enjoy the food truck line-up curated by the Seoul Sausage Company (winners of Food Network season 3's 'The Great Food Truck Race'). For more info on the logistics of all the events happening go to and Get out and ENJOY!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Easter Parade...

For those of you who observe, enjoy the Easter holiday this weekend. Pictured, the Easter Parade that took place in front of the Gaylord, in 1941. In the second photo, you will notice the long line in front of the Gaylord, with patrons waiting to get in to enjoy Easter Brunch.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


From the August 1927 'Gaylord Glimpses,' a little William Wordsworth poem to go along with the One Bedroom we will have AVAILABLE for May 1st.

***RENTED***-One Bedroom, 1050 sq ft, 11th floor, north, south & west views, $1900/month.***RENTED***

(This one will not last.)

Street Speak...

On a recent visit to Pasadena, I had to stop and take a photo of this city utility box on the sidewalk, along Colorado Blvd. It reads, 'If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.' Attributed to George Washington. Some street art/street speak has that way of making you stop and think. Thank you George Washington! and to whoever placed this in a public place to remind us all.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

July 1926...

Shown here is the July 1926 issue of 'Gaylord Glimpses.' Recently and thankfully it was returned to our archives after having been missing for years.

Of note, on page 6, is a photo of Elaine Hammerstein in her wedding gown. Elaine had been living here at the Gaylord, for a couple of years, with her mother, while pursuing her acting career. Elaine is the cousin of two time Academy Award winner for his musical compositions, Oscar Hammerstein II. Elaine starred in 44 films and appeared in 1925's 'Parisian Nights' with Boris Karloff. Her last films were made in 1926 and she retired that year upon marrying Los Angeles City Fire Commissioner, Walter Kays. They held their wedding buffet breakfast in the Gaylord's 'Fountain Room.' Tragically, their lives ended in a horrible auto accident, in 1948, on the Tijuana/Ensenada Highway, in Mexico. Elaine was 51 years, at the time of her death.

On the pages 12 & 13 spread, there is a photo of the Gaylord Gardens, which is where our lovely pool now sits. What a beautiful sight and view that was!!!