Thursday, October 29, 2015

Two Views...

... with the Gaylord. Both from 1947 and courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library. The top photo is part of the Security Pacific National Bank Collection and the bottom photo comes from the Blackstock Negative Collection. In the top photo, the Gaylord is in the center, but look at the Texaco gas station on the right, at the corner of Wilshire Blvd & New Hampshire... what a beauty! If you had to pull into this station to fill up you would not mind so much shelling out all of your money with a structure like that to look at (and clean!). Why can't they make gas stations look like that again?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

'Master'ful One Bedroom...

Coming AVAILABLE for a November 13th move-in date;

***RENTED***- One Bedroom, 4th floor, 1050 sq ft, north, south & west exposures, $1775/month.***RENTED***

Scenes, with Joaquin Phoenix, for Paul Thomas Anderson's masterful film, 'The Master' were shot in and outside of this unit. AND, you get to view the 'HOLLYWOOD' sign from your bedroom window. Live in a part of film history!

Dia de los Muertos...

It is that time of year to remember AND CELEBRATE those loved ones who have passed on, during Dia de los Muertos. With its' roots in Latin America, people from all walks of life join in on the celebration, officially starting on the 1st of November and ending on November 2nd. The largest of festivities in the L.A. area took place this past Saturday at the Hollywood Forever cemetery (photos above, from my day there). It was especially poignant for me, this year, after losing my mother this past December and she surely would have participated! You can still join in on the festivities with upcoming events this weekend in San Pedro, Santa Monica, at Olvera Street in downtown L.A. and at MoLAA in Long Beach. Get online to look up these events as well as many others taking place throughout SoCal and the inland empire.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Reminder...

Mrs. S.D. Seamans, a member of the Gaylord 'Two Year Club,' would like to remind you,

Coming AVAILABLE for a November 1st move-in date;

***RENTED***- One Bedroom, 8th floor, 820 sq ft, south/east corner unit, overlooking Wilshire Boulevard & RFK Inspiration Park, concrete floors, 9 ft ceilings, large closets, big & bright, $1800/month.***RENTED***

Mrs. S.D. Seamans is pictured here in the May 1927 issue of 'Gaylord Glimpses.' She resided here with her son, S.D. Seamans, a 'popular student' attending USC!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

There They Are Again...

Make sure when you are walking our neighborhood you look up. You may just catch a glimpse of our reverent red-tailed hawks.

Thursday, October 15, 2015


As this postcard reads from 1931, 'The Distinction of a Good Address in Los Angeles' at the Gaylord. Coming AVAILABLE for a October 23rd- 30th move-in;

***RENTED***- Bachelor, 2nd floor, 495 sq ft, north/east corner unit, $925/month.***RENTED***
(unit is there on the 2nd floor, on the right end, though our neighboring buildings have since changed drastically)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Early Evening...

Shot from the Gaylord, here we have an early evening view, looking west down Wilshire Boulevard. Love that Shepard Fairey 'PEACE' mural peaking out on the side of the Line Hotel, at the corner of Wilshire & Normandie.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

In the Movies...

The Gaylord made an appearance (on the left) in 1925's, 'The Red Kimona.' Starring Priscilla Bonner, the film tells the story of a woman who finds herself working as a prostitute in New Orleans and eventually winds up in Los Angeles. RACY! The production of this film was lead by a mostly all female team. You will notice the Talmadge (on the right) and that there is no Wilshire Christian Church in site yet, at the corner of Wilshire & Normandie (foreground, left), that would be constructed in 1926.

A big THANK YOU to Camille, up in Oregon, who spotted our Gaylord while watching the film and sent us this film still.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Our Winning Combination...

Our beautifully aged 'Gaylord' neon serves as the perfect perch for our neighborhood red-tailed hawk, after a storm. Imagine the stories both could tell...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Flight Pattern...

This past Sunday, the flight pattern for landing planes at LAX took a turn over the Gaylord (maybe due to the storm?) as one by one they flew overhead. Some seeming to get quite close to that 14th floor of ours!

Coming AVAILABLE for a mid to end of October move-in date;

***RENTED***- Single, 11th floor, 550 sq ft, east facing, views of the San Gabriel mountain range, $1300/month.***RENTED***

Monday, October 5, 2015

Look Up...

Up there on the 8th floor, a unit coming AVAILABLE for a mid to end of October move-in date;

***RENTED***- One Bedroom, 8th floor, 820 sq ft, south/east corner unit, overlooking Wilshire Blvd, $1800/mo.***RENTED***