Tuesday, September 30, 2014

At This Time...

There are still no units available or on notice, at this time. Please keep referring back to this Blog and maybe one will eventually open up for your dream residence. Thank you.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Classic TV Junkies...

All of you classic tv junkies missed it, just over a week ago, Galpin Ford, out in North Hills in the valley, held a hot rod & classic car show. On hand were the original batmobile, the Munster Koach from 'The Munsters,' the VW bus for the Scooby Doo gang and even Elvira's '58 T-bird! There were quite a number of other stylish and over the top George Barris and Ed 'Rat Fink' Roth vehicles on hand. As well as a bunch of classic Edsels (some are pictured above), beautifully restored.

LA is car culture and classic auto show events take place throughout the year in SoCal, so keep an eye out for the next one to pop up and go imagine taking a ride in one of the sweet numbers they may have on display.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

'The Sparkle'...

Our Lana, is moving forward with her film, 'The Sparkle.' To see a preview and give her support, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ8GgGUo3Lk . Just part of the creative minds here at the Gaylord.

Three Distinguished Gentlemen...

The second signature on this page from the original Gaylord register of May 1926, is E.W.B. Fairchild. E.W.B. was only 18 years of age, at the time, but would go on to become the CEO of Fairchild Publications in New York. If you are in the fashion world, you know the Fairchild name, since they were the publishers of Women's Wear Daily. WWD is the fashion bible, read daily by all in the business and which I read everyday for the 13 years I worked in the industry back in New York. At one time, Fairchild Publications also owned 'Los Angeles' magazine.

Go down the register and you will come across the name, Dixwell Davenport (what a name!). Dixwell held the prestigious title of 'Chairman of Green Committee' at the private San Francisco Golf Club and he was also a member of the exclusive Pacific-Union Club. His home in S.F. was designed by Julia Morgan, the architect of Hearst Castle. We are talking connected & monied!

At the bottom of the register, 'Mr.& Mrs. Henry Krumb' of Salt Lake City. Henry was a top mining engineer in the country and the Department of Earth & Environtmental Engineering, at Columbia University is named the Henry Krumb School of Mines. Now that's leaving a legacy!

Just a few more of our notables from the Gaylord past.

Friday, September 19, 2014

There is a Number of Interactions Going on...

On the 4th line down on this page of the original Gaylord register from November 1925, is listed the Hungarian film writer & playwright, Ernest Vajda (pictured above from the Gaylord's 'The Buzzer' in Dec 1925), with nearly 50 writing credits. Ernest was the writer on 'The Cat's Pajamas' from 1926 which starred fellow Gaylord resident, Arlette Marchal (pictured above from the 'Gaylord Glimpses' of May 1927). Mr. Vajda also wrote many of the films that another fellow Gaylord resident, Adolphe Menjou was featured in, including 1928's 'A Night of Mystery.' This film was directed by Gaylord-ian, Lothar Mendes who was married to film actress & Gaylord resident, Dorothy Mackaill from 1926-28. (pictured here from the Dec 1927 issue of 'Gaylord Glimpses).

The connections do not stop there between all of the names on the original Gaylord register and they run deep. And just think, the money was big back then with residents arriving and listing their nurses, maids, servants & secretaries on the register with them.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Distinguished Actor at Gaylord...

First signature on this page of the original Gaylord register from September 1926, 1931's Oscar Nominated Best Actor for 'The Front Page', Adolphe Menjou and his mother, Nora on the second line. Mr. Menjou has nearly 150 film & television credits to his name. During his stay at the Gaylord, he made several films, including 'A Social Celebrity' with the iconic Louise Brooks, popularly known for her pageboy haircut. In 1930, he starred alongside Gary Cooper and Marlene Dietrich in 'Morocco.' Two of my favorites, 'Gold Diggers of 1935' with Dick Powell and Gloria Stuart and directed by Busby Berkeley and 'Stage Door' from 1937, starring Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers and a young Lucille Ball.

Listed below Adolphe's mother on the register is Hayden Talbot. Hayden had a few film & stage writing credits to his name. One 'adaptation' writing credit was for 1927's 'Buttons,' which starred a teenaged Jackie Coogan.

Further down the list is quite the colorful name of Bluford H.J. Balter. You will find that Bluford has one credit for an article he had written, "Urban Renewal' in the December 1959 issue of 'The American Mercury.' The article deals with the issue of eminent domain and a government's (New Orleans) land grab from individual citizens.

And the register list goes on with plenty more notables...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Colorful Gaylord Character of the Past on the Run...

First name on this page of the old Gaylord register, C.C. Julian, arriving on September 29, 1924 and departing on January 29, 1925. Otherwise known as Courtenay Chauncey Julian and originally from Canada. Before arriving to Los Angeles, in 1920, to strike it rich in the oil industry, he worked as a rigger in Texas. C.C. would become known for the 'Julian Petroleum Scandal' of the 1920's, swindling folks of their money to invest in his Julian Petroleum. By the Spring of 1923, he was trying to avoid prosecutors and a pending federal indictment. In early 1924, 'Charlie Chaplin decked him with a punch at Cafe Petroushka' and he had to dodge bullets while at his Los Feliz mansion... therefore, his most likely reason for arriving at the Gaylord in September 1924. The Gaylord was made up of all sorts of characters, coming and going!

This is just one of the many distinguished names that graced the original register for the Gaylord, from opening day in April 1924 to July 1927.

(info on C.C. Julian came from an April 10, 1994 LA Times article)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This Saturday...

Gaylord residents, be sure not to park on Wilshire Blvd, late this Friday evening through Saturday morning. Happy Village is sponsoring the 'Love Share 5K Run/Walk-Fight Against Childhod Obesity.' The event takes place, this Saturday, Sept 13th, from 8am- 12pm (noon), along Wilshire Blvd from Western to Park View at MacArthur Park. YOU WILL BE TOWED if you are parked on Wilshire during the event. Make sure you wake up in time on Saturday morning, to move that vehicle.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

L.A. Excursion...

There still may be time for you to view the last of the beautiful lotus blossoms for this season, over in Echo Park Lake. After the extensive make-over that was finished last year, this is now a sweet park to visit and be sure to catch the 'Lady of the Lake,' the statuesque figure standing tall at the foot of the lake with incredible views of downtown behind her.

If you have the time, drive east up the hill to Angelino Heights and enjoy the old Victorian homes from one of L.A.'s prominent neighborhoods from back in the day.

Echo Park Lake is wedged between Echo Park Ave & Glendale Blvd, just south of Sunset Blvd.

The Victorian homes of Angelino Heights is located on Carroll Ave.

Have fun!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Congrats! To our talented, Miranda, for winning on last night's episode of Face Off 'Judge Match.' Her team, led by judge Neville Page, brought the goods to take the win. The work was brilliant! Way to go Miranda... keep creating.

Lobby Entry...

Let this lobby be the entry to your new residence upstairs at the Gaylord. AVAILABLE for October 1st;

***RENTED***- One Bedroom, 7th floor, 1050 sq ft, north, south, west exposures, $1850/month.***RENTED***