Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Art (locally) Last Friday Night...

The art opening, last Friday night, on the RFK Community Schools campus (across the boulevard) was a fun and enriching event and the community came out to partake in the celebratory atmosphere. The murals throughout the campus should become an inspiration on a daily basis to those students who attend school there.

This mural (above), which was still in progress on the night of the event, was being painted by one of the talented high school students from the campus and is truly encouraging & current in regards to dialogue taking place today.

Below, is just a sampling of some of the other works that went up.

And then, framing the bottom of the Gaylord (below) is this pointed piece by Fernando Romero/URNewYork, who I had the chance to meet while he was working on his art and he stated he was 'loving the view of our Gaylord!' The message from his work, 'BE WHO YOU ARE.' Enough said.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Local School Murals...

Our sharp eyed Adrian, came across this article on laist. Artwork is hitting the walls of the RFK Community Schools campus across the street from us. I had been wondering what the long rainbow colored wall was about, visible to us from Wilshire Boulevard. The work pictured here (above) is clearly recognizable as a Shepard Fairey piece. The murals will also include another recognizable piece by Kenny Scharf. Tours will be available to view the work as it progresses.

Read the whole article at laist.com/2016/05/25/rfk_school_murals_php.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Prospective Tenants...

Much like Wilshire Boulevard is full with traffic here in this photo from 1940 (looking east from the corner of Wilshire & Western, with the Gaylord way in the background), the Gaylord is currently full to capacity with residents. Unfortunately for you, we do not always have available units and that is why you do not always see listings posted on the blog. Let me proclaim one statistic, more than 25% of current tenants have lived in the Gaylord for 10 years or more. That statistic alone states something special about our community here. We also have a large base of tenants who return to the Gaylord, after having moved out. 

But please, continually check back with our Blog here to see if any upcoming units do get listed in the future.

Thank you.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Back in the 1970's...

...along Wilshire Boulevard, in our historic Wilshire Center neighborhood, most of corporate America had a presence. This photo taken during that time period gives view to just a few, IBM, Texaco, Tishman and of course the biggest of them all, the Gaylord!

The Gaylord, being one of the very first on the boulevard, has seen many come & go and plenty of changes over it's 92 year history and we gallantly continue to stand tall amid all those changes.

One of those changes was with the Tishman building, at 3325 Wilshire Blvd (in photo). As originally designed and seen here, the building had aluminum louvers on the west side of the structure and aluminum shades on it's southern facade. These were a much more interesting architectural detail than what the building looks like today. Again, as previously noted in the recent post on the Morgan Adams building, someone came along and decided to whitewash the exterior to make the structure look more boring. THANKFULLY, no one has ever gotten their hands on the exterior of our Gaylord! What a crime that would be.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Oh What Joy This Brings Me...

From 1948, the March of Dimes parade along Wilshire Boulevard, with the Gaylord standing recognizably in the back, center. Just look at the jack-o-lantern & panda bear balloons coming down Wilshire Blvd. I love this shot!

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Monday, May 2, 2016

The Mantra...

This past Saturday evening in the historic Masonic Lodge (built in 1927), at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, our Gaylord resident, Kenny, along with former Gaylord resident (& current frequent visitor), Daniel and their band mates put on a multi-sensory performance. Many Gaylord residents came out to give their enthusiastic support & take part in the mantra. Hypnotically slinking about were vintage inspired belly dancers, transformative imagery was constantly moving about on the walls and from the gut came the improvisational music of The Night Sea taking all on their journey. What a great venue to perform in. What a great night to behold. What a great show to take in and experience.