Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Gathering...

HoHoHo, Gaylord Residents, coming up next week, on Wednesday, Dec 20th, the annual Gaylord Christmas Party will take place. So from 6- 10pm, come on down for some turkey & ham (catered by the HMS Bounty) and gather to socialize with your neighbors & be merry!

(the fireplace pictured here is the original Gaylord fireplace which sat in our lounge of the lobby where the EyeMax optical store is located today.)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Drop Outs...

What up people!?! We just today had 2 application drop-outs. So Alice says, Go "through the looking glass" into the Gaylord.

Coming AVAILABLE...

***APPLICATION IN***- One Bedroom unit, 3rd floor, 740 sq ft, north/west corner unit, overlooking our classic pool, $1775/month, for this Friday, Dec 15th.***APPLICATION IN***

***RENTED***- Single unit, 11th floor, 550 sq ft, west facing, $1550/month, for Friday, Dec 22nd.***RENTED***

Come and enjoy a Gaylord Xmas!

(photo courtesy of Myesha.)



Thursday, December 7, 2017

Santa Claus is Coming...


This week, Santa's elves have been busy getting our beautiful Gaylord lobby into the Christmas spirit. We want to thank Jules & Olivia for doing such a wonderful job with decorating this year. Now, just what is Santa going to bring us under that tree!?!

CICLAVIA Returns This Weekend...


This Sunday, December 10th, CICLAVIA returns to Wilshire Boulevard! The boulevard will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 7:00am to 5:00pm on this day. Gaylord Residents, starting at 1:00am, early Sunday morning, DO NOT PARK on Wilshire Blvd or your vehicle will be towed away.
PEDAL POWER!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

More Disco...

Here is a couple of more fantastic shots from the recent 'Halston' Holiday Collection 2017, shot here at the Gaylord, inside and out. It's like returning to Studio 54 and hanging out with old friends Andy, Bianca, Liza & Liz and HALSTON!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Historic Neighbors...

Pictured above are a couple of vintage photos of our historic neighbors, the Talmadge apartments and Immanuel Presbyterian Church. The top photo is from 1936 and bottom photo from 1928. KCRW will occasionally sponsor concert events in the church and we hear the acoustics are great for this venue. On those concert evenings, you will notice a large contingent of 'hipster' folks walking about our neighborhood in wonder. Some of those attendees, after the close of the show, will walk over to our HMS Bounty for a nightcap.
This is not to say our Wilshire Center/K-town neighborhood is already beyond 'hip.' The Gaylord is where it's at!

Monday, November 27, 2017

A World Awaits You..

Go on, open those doors. There is a whole new world awaiting you inside the Gaylord Apartments.

Coming AVAILABLE for mid-late December move-in date;

***RENTED***- One Bedroom unit, 7th floor, 720 sq ft, north facing with spectacular views of the 'HOLLYWOOD' sign & Griffith Observatory, $1875/month.***RENTED***

Back on the market...

***RENTED***- Single unit, 3rd floor, 540 sq ft, east facing, $1400/month (available for a Dec 8th move-in date).***RENTED***

And, still available...

***APPLICATIONS IN***- One Bedroom unit, 3rd floor, 740 sq ft, north/west corner unit (overlooking our classic pool), $1775/month (mid-late December).***APPLICATIONS IN***

(photo found on Instagram)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

On the Horizon...


Coming AVAILABLE for a mid-December move-in date;

***APPLICATIONS IN***- One Bedroom unit, 3rd floor, 740 sq ft, north/west corner (overlooking our pool), $1775/month.***APPLICATIONS IN***


Monday, November 20, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fashion House in the House...



When it came time to shoot their holiday collection, legendary fashion house, Halston, knew where to come to... no where else, but the Gaylord! Here is just a sampling of some of those pics they now have up on their website at www.halston.com . You can see more pics on the Halston website, featuring the Gaylord & of course wonderful Halston fashion, which is available now for purchase. The G-lo is looking good.
Special thanks to the crew at Tiger Tiger Studio!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Details, Details...


It's all in the details. Here are a few shots, found on line and taken by various people, of our beautifully detailed Gaylord lobby. It is quite special to come home to and appreciate.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The View...

The view you will get and yes, that is the 'HOLLYWOOD' sign & Griffith Observatory (center & right) there in the Hollywood hills.

Coming AVAILABLE for December 1st...

***RENTED***- One Bedroom unit, 6th floor, 740 sq ft, north/west corner, $1800/month.***RENTED***

Friday, November 10, 2017

Visitor From the Deep...

You never know who or WHAT will be appearing in our Gaylord lobby. I'm still trying to figure out how or when this creature made it's presence, but it is just another typical day at the Gaylord.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Dating Game!...

Some of you younger folk will not get this reference, but I'm going for it (even though I will show my age, but HEY, the Gaylord is 93 and looking good, so I'm not worried!)!

***RENTED***- Bachelor #1, 4th floor, 380 sq ft, south facing, overlooking Wilshire Blvd, $950/month.***RENTED***

***RENTED***- Bachelor #2, 6th floor, 330 sq ft, north facing, with views of the 'HOLLYWOOD' sign & Griffith Observatory, $950/month.***RENTED***

***RENTED***- and not a Bachelor, but Single, 3rd floor, 540 sq ft, east facing, $1,400/month.***RENTED***

Now, it's time to select. Who's going to be the lucky one and which unit will you choose?!

AVAILABLE for early December move-in dates.

APPROVAL CRITERIA: Sufficient income (3 times the Rent, minimum). Verifiable employment and income. Verifiable residency. No violations of prior Rental Agreements. Proper Notice given to previous landlord. No negative remarks on credit report.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tour With L.A. Conservancy...

Starting on Friday night, November 3rd and through the weekend, the Los Angeles Conservancy will be hosting events throughout our Koreatown (historically Wilshire Center) neighborhood exploring the history and architecture. The Wilshire Boulevard 'Walking Tour' will be on Saturday, from 10:30am- 4:30pm, and will pass through our Gaylord.
Unfortunately, the 'Pub Crawl' the Conservancy is hosting, on Saturday night, has already SOLD OUT. This crawl will pass through the HMS Bounty, as well as the Prince, Normandie Club and other establishments.
For more info on the entire event, go to their website at www.laconservancy.org.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Vintage Neighbor...

Here is a rare and seldom seen vintage postcard, from the 1930's, of our neighbor, the DuBarry. Some of our Gaylord residents get to look out upon this stately structure & view their rooftop neon from their apartment windows. The DuBarry was designed by architect, S. Charles Lee, in 1929, who also created the grandiose Los Angeles Theatre, in downtown L.A., on Broadway, as well as many other iconic buildings throughout southern California.

Monday, October 30, 2017

What You Missed...






If you did not make it, here are just a few snapshots of what you missed at the Dia de Los Muertos celebration which took place at Hollywood Forever cemetery this past Saturday. It was alive with color, dance, altars, music & food!
... and we can't forget to celebrate the lives of the dogs that have passed on as well.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

3 BIG Events This Weekend...

On Saturday, Oct 28th, from 12noon to 12midnight, Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival takes place at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. This is a bold, colorful, visual event with altars, live music & vendors throughout the cemetery. Thousands upon thousands of participants show up in full costume to celebrate those that have passed on. It is one of those events you should experience in your lifetime and well worth the $20 entry fee. So, GET OUT THERE and celebrate life! For more info, go to their website at www.ladayofthedead.com.
On Sunday morning, Oct 29th, the Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon takes place. A portion of this will run along Wilshire Boulevard and past the Gaylord. Wilshire Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic. Please, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE PARKED ON THE BOULEVARD SATURDAY NIGHT. It will be towed to make way for this event. For more info, go to there website at www.runrocknroll.com. So, GET OUT THERE and cheer them on!
On Sunday evening, Oct 29th, our resident comic, Carl, returns with his Pajama Party comedy show to the Gaylord lobby. Start time is 8pm. Just added, special appearance by legendary comic, Bob Zany! So, GET OUT THERE and come down in your pj's for a laugh or two! 


Monday, October 23, 2017

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa, Men Have Named You...


In 1930, one block east from the Gaylord on Wilshire Boulevard, rose another Walker & Eisen gem. This art deco commercial property was the home to the Mona Lisa, a French/Italian cafe. The Mona Lisa was owned by the same folks who brought us another classic icon, Musso & Frank, up in Hollywood, which is still going strong today.
In the photo, top, you can see a partial view of the Gaylord.

We Got Another ONE...

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

***RENTED***- Bachelor unit, 11th floor, 330 sq ft, north facing (spectacular views of the 'HOLLYWOOD' sign & Griffith Observatory, $980.00/month.***RENTED***

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

We Got ONE...

We know you've been anxiously waiting and we now have ONE.

AVAILABLE NOW;

***RENTED***- Bachelor unit, 9th floor, 410 sq ft, west facing, $1,000/month.***RENTED***

(photo, above, of the Gaylord from 1936)

Art Abounds in the City of Angels...


This past Sunday, I visited the Santa Fe Art Colony, just southeast of downtown L.A., for their 28th Annual Open Studios, a free event. This artist community is one of the oldest in Los Angeles. There was a wide variety of art mediums to view by the many artists that call this place home. The photo, top, shows the shared studio space of artists Gina Han and Ahmad Morshedi. In the photo you see Ahmad's interesting and intricate figural paper cut outs, which he also does smaller versions of and places in intimate shadow boxes. For more info on the Santa Fe Art Colony, go to their website at santafeartcolony.org. Unfortunately, you missed out on this open house event (unless of course you knew about it and showed up), so plan for next year!

... BUT DO NOT FRET FOLKS, THERE'S MORE...

Coming up this weekend, Oct 21st & 22nd, from 11am- 6pm, is the biannual Brewery Artwalk. The Brewery Arts Complex (photo above and located just east of Chinatown) is noted as the world's largest artist colony and this weekend more than 100 artist studios will be open to tour. This is a place to get inspired, buy art and get to know more of L.A. Admission is free! For more info on the Brewery and the Artwalk, visit their website at breweryartwalk.com.

And, photos below, more street art from recent travels downtown with the husband...


Gotta love Dali!


Monday, October 16, 2017

The 'THEATRE'...


Next week, starting on the evening of Tuesday, Oct 24th, our Mary will be appearing in 'The Government Inspector,' at the Cameo Theater, 855 N Vermont Ave. The play will run through Saturday, Oct 28th. For tickets and more info, go to their website at theatreacademy.lacitycollege.edu. Go and see some 'theatre' dahling and show your support for Mary in this production.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Fun History...

Here's a fun photo, from 1927. This was some kind of road race final that ran along Wilshire Boulevard. Directly behind the Wilshire Christian Church tower, right, is our Gaylord. The Gaylord sure has witnessed a lot over the years.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Another Walker & Eisen Gem...


This past Saturday, the mister & I took a short drive over to the City of Industry to visit the Homestead Museum and to our surprise discovered another Walker & Eisen architectural gem, 'La Casa Nueva.' Walker & Eisen are the renowned architects who designed our Gaylord and many of L.A.'s iconic buildings from the 1920's. 'La Casa Nueva' was built sometime between 1919- 1923 or 1922- 1927 (there are differing statements on this construction at the property) and this is the second home sitting on the Homestead Museum property. 'La Casa Nueva' shows some of the same influences that were designed into the Fine Arts Building in downtown Los Angeles, which opened in 1927 and is another Walker & Eisen beauty.
If you get the chance, I highly recommend you pay a visit to the Homestead Museum in the City of Industry. Admission is free and they offer tours. You would never expect to find this out there. For more info, go to their website at, homesteadmuseum.org.

UPDATE, CORRECTION: Paul, the Museum Director of the Homestead Museum, has informed me that 'Walker & Eisen did the measured drawings in 1922 for La Casa Nueva based on rough sketches the Temples (the family that had the home built) did on butcher paper. In 1924, a new architect was hired, Roy Seldon Price,' to complete the project. However, the Temples did hire Walker & Eisen to design many of the commercial buildings they had built in downtown L.A. and surrounding towns. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Elegance Unmatched...

When the Gaylord opened in 1924, it spared no expense in it's custom made furnishings, rugs, decorative lighting, fireplace, posts & beams, as seen here in this photo from 1924 of the Gaylord Lounge (this space is now occupied by the EyeMax eyeglass store).  Our lobby originally extended through the HMS Bounty all the way over to EyeMax. This attention to detail is what drew the upper echelon of society, from across the country, to come and purchase apartments in the Gaylord, along with Hollywood industry types. By 1930, the Gaylord co-op disbanded (one of the first co-op residences established in Los Angeles).

Thursday, September 28, 2017

It's Flapper Time...

Ladies pull out your flapper frocks & pearls and Gents put on your best linen suits or classic tux... Tomorrow night, Friday, Sept 29th, from 6- 9pm, the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles will be hosting an event in the HMS Bounty. While there, enter into the Gaylord and peruse the memorabilia in the many glass cases throughout our lobby. For more info, go to the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles website at adsla.org or their facebook page.

A big thank you to our gracious Threa for informing us on this fun event!

Before Hitting it BIG...

Returning for her second season, this year, as a featured player on the popular 'Saturday Night Live' television program, will be Melissa Villasenor. Before hitting it big with SNL, Melissa played the Gaylord for our resident comedian, Carl's monthly 'Comedy Pajama Party.' Pictured below is the program from when she appeared in June 2011.
Back in the 1920's, the Gaylord would broadcast live it's own radio program from our lobby on station KHJ, which usually featured the 'Gaylord Trio' with musical performances. Below, the 'Radio Digest' issue from January 17,1925, listing the 'Gaylord Trio' on the program (barely visible, top right corner) for Friday, January 23rd.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Perspective...

It is all about the perspective in this fantastic shot of our stately Gaylord, from 1946. You are impressed by it's standing along the boulevard. And, just look at that classic woody parked out front!
At the time of it's opening, in 1924, the Gaylord would be the tallest standing structure in the City of Los Angeles.