Thursday, August 17, 2017

Local Weekend Event...

Folks, get your cardio in and take a brisk walk down to MacArthur Park this weekend for the KX FESTIVAL. Music, Food & FREE! For more info go to their website at kxfestival.com . Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, August 11, 2017

New Do...

From the February 1928 issue of the 'Gaylord Glimpses,' is this ad for the Gaylord Beauty Shop, located in our building. 'John of New York' was at the ready to style the Gaylord ladies with a new do. How fabulous!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Available for September...

Coming AVAILABLE for September...

***RENTED***- One Bedroom unit, 14th floor (the top!), 820 sq ft, south/east corner unit (views out to Catalina Island), bright, great closets, $2,100.00/month.***RENTED***

Photo above (courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library) from 1947, looking west on Wilshire Blvd from New Hampshire Ave, with the Gaylord off in the distance, center. Just below the barely visible 'G' of the Gaylord rooftop neon, there on the south/east corner, is this One Bedroom unit. Make it your home and enjoy the warm glow from the green neon.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Next Up...

Folks, we are in the midst of Summer in L.A. and it is time to get out, take advantage and enjoy all of the different free concert series events that take place around the city. A multitude of cross cultural performances are happening.

You have 'Grand Performances' that take place downtown at California Plaza, located at 300 & 350 S. Grand Avenue, near MOCA. For a list of the remaining Summer concerts go to their website at www.grandperformances.org .

Then you have the concert series that takes place in Pershing Square, in the heart of downtown at 532 S. Olive. For more info on their remaining concerts for the Summer go to www.laparks.org/pershingsquare .

And lastly, you can take a stroll down, from the Gaylord, to the Summer concert series taking place in MacArthur Park at the Levitt Pavilion. They have the Boogaloo Assassins coming up in August! For more info on the remaining full line-up go to levittlosangeles.org .

It is time to get out and let the music wash over you. The mothership is calling.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tasty Treats...

Here we have a couple of vintage colorized versions of the Brown Derby, from back in the day. The Gaylord stands tall, behind on the right, watching over.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

AVAILABLE NOW & ...

The Gaylord, off in the distance, center, from 1929, taken at the corner of Wilshire & Ardmore and looking east. (photo courtesy the Los Angeles Public Library)

AVAILABLE NOW;

***RENTED***- One Bedroom unit, 8th floor, 820 sq ft, south/east corner unit, $1925/month.***RENTED***

COMING AVAILABLE SOON;

***RENTED***- Single unit, 12th floor, 670 sq ft, west facing, $1585/month.***RENTED***

Friday, July 7, 2017

It's a Boy!...

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
 
We are very pleased to give a hearty welcome to Cy, the newest member to the Gaylord community and son to proud & new parents Jessica & Christopher! Congratulations Christopher & Jessica on the birth of your very beautiful, handsome boy on Thursday, June 29th at noon. All look to be in good spirits and we are delighted and look forward to having Cy amidst our community. We wish you all many years of joy.
 
(illustrations from the January 1928 issue of the Gaylord Glimpses) 

Sunday Performance...

Coming up this Sunday, poolside at the Gaylord, a performance of 'The Resurrection of Care.' This event will take place July 9th, from 5- 7PM. Our Patrick, along with the Golden Dome artists, will present this production of their annual ritualistic play. The play narrates the resurrection of the cremated body of caring, underscoring that life on Earth is worth caring for. Each year they re-instate their vow to care for themselves and all of the people, plants, animals, water, earth, air, and spirits.

Come out and partake in this production. There will be free cake and mugwort tea! Enjoy.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Taking You Higher...

Yesterday morning, during the cooling marine layer, our Lauren found herself in the right place at the right time. She was able to catch 2 of our neighborhood red-tailed hawks in flight at our rooftop Gaylord neon. You can see the 2nd hawk swooping down just below the letter 'o.' The hawks are just a part of that Gaylord magic which makes this place special to live in.
Thanks for the photo Lauren!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Available Units...

You could Eat at the Derby & Buy your Suit at the London Shop, while living at the Gaylord, if you could only step back into time.

Coming AVAILABLE...

***RENTED***- Bachelor unit, 10th floor, 410 sq ft, west facing, overlooking our pool, $995/month, for July 1st.***RENTED***

***RENTED***- One Bedroom unit, 8th floor, 820 sq ft, south/east corner unit, $1925/month, AVAILABLE NOW.***RENTED***

***RENTED***- One Bedroom unit, 10th floor, 720 sq ft, north facing with spectacular views of the 'HOLLYWOOD' sign and Griffith Observatory, $1925/month, for mid-July.***RENTED***

Artist's Reception...


Our Evan, will be having an opening reception of his recent photography from Cuba, at gallery169, this coming Saturday, June 24th, from 5- 8pm. The gallery is located in Santa Monica, near the beach, at 169 West Channel Road. For more info you can visit their website at gallery169.com .

This will be a good time to head down towards the beach and cool off from this heat wave we are going through right now, so spend the day down there & show your support for Evan in the evening!

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Start of...

... Summer Fun in Ktown! Tonight begins the KTOWN Night Market, across the street from the Gaylord. Go and join in on the fun with the food, entertainment & shopping. Tickets are $2 online at their website, ktownnightmarket.com or $5 at the door and for more info you can go to their facebook page. This festival packs them in, so get ready for 2 rousing nights! June 16th & 17th.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Maybe They Do, Maybe They Don't...

AVAILABLE NOW...

***RENTED***- One Bedroom unit, 8th floor, 820 sq ft, south/east corner, great closets, $1925/month.***RENTED***

Friday, June 9, 2017

World-8...


Our Edgar, in collaboration with 'Things To Do In LA' will have an Art Show opening, tomorrow night, June 10th, at 7PM, in his shop World-8. Go and view the art of the many participating artists and show your support to Edgar. This is easy to get to folks, just a short way down Vermont Avenue. Have a good weekend!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Come and Get It...

Coming AVAILABLE for July 1st move-in date;

***APPLICATIONS IN***- One Bedroom unit, 8th floor, 820 sq ft, south/east corner unit, big & bright, great closet space, $1925/month.***APPLICATIONS IN***

***RENTED***- Single unit, 12th floor, 550 sq ft, east facing, views of the San Gabriel Mountains, $1400/month.***RENTED***

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Maybe Your Lucky Day...

This may be your time! 2 floors down from the top, near the center... AVAILABLE for an early June move-in date;

***RENTED*** - Bachelor unit, 12th floor, 380 sq ft, south facing, $975/month.***RENTED***

(photo, from 1952, courtesy of the USC Digital Library)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Infancy...

Here we have the Gaylord facade (on right), one year after opening it's doors and our Wilshire Center district in it's infancy. Look at all of that open air! Historically, Wilshire Center and now more familiarly known as Koreatown.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

New Street Art Survey...

As we were out & about town, this past Sunday, pictured below are just some of the highlights of recent street art in L.A. that we encountered not far from our happy home here at the Gaylord.



Get out and see what you can come across. L.A. is full of street art.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Film Noir...

What a fantastic shot! The above image comes from the film noir flick, 'Black Angel,' from 1946. It really sets the tone and the Gaylord... beautiful!

The keen eye, of our Steve, found this image and sent me the screen shot. If you would like to see this film, it will be featured in the Palm Springs 'Film Noir Festival,' coming up in May. The film, with two of the best character actors of the time in it, Peter Lorre and Broderick Crawford, will play on Friday, May 12th, at 7:30pm, at the Camelot Theatres. For more info you can go to their website at camelottheatres.com.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

VOID...

... of any office towers. From 1947, looking east down Wilshire Boulevard with the Gaylord.

Folks, currently, we have ***NO AVAILABLE*** units.

(photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library.)

Monday, April 17, 2017

THEATRE...


Our talented Mary, will be appearing in an upcoming production of 'crocodile seeking REFUGE,' at The Caminito Theater, at LACC, starting this Friday evening, April 21st. Tickets may be purchased through their website or the phone # listed above. Get on out and show your support for Mary and the work that the LACC Theatre Academy does.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Former Tenant Scores Big...

Our brief, but former tenant, Warraire Boswell scores it big with his newest client, McDonald's. When Boswell had his studio here at the Gaylord, he was already designing custom suits and menswear for major league sports stars, such as Matt Kemp, who was with the L.A. Dodgers at the time and many more MLB, NBA and NFL players.

Now, he has branched out even further in a big way, by designing the new McDonald's uniforms you will be seeing in the upcoming months. Pictured below are his new designs. And our man, Boswell, stands tall, center, as always, between the 'golden arches.' Congrats on your continued success Bos! You were always the gentleman.


How Did People Live!?!...

In this photo (courtesy the Los Angeles Public Library), from 1950, looking east along Wilshire Boulevard from the Normandie/Irolo intersection with the Gaylord in the background, you see not a Starbucks or Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in sight! Not even an office tower. Off in the distance you see the steeple to the Immanuel Presbyterian Church and the Bullock's Wilshire tower. Where did folks get their caffeine fix from? 

Monday, April 10, 2017

New Employee?...


I walked out this morning to find the above character sitting at our Front Desk in the lobby. Needless to say, he was not very pleasantly responsive to my Monday morning queries and as I have said before, you never know who will show up in the Gaylord lobby. It's the crossroads of the world!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Big Day Tomorrow...

93 years in the making and still going strong! It's the Gaylord anniversary tomorrow, April 9th. The many and ever evolving stories continue to be told (you can scroll through the 'Older Posts' here on the Blog to read just a few of them and learn the history). Looking good for 93. Have a Happy!

(photo, above, is an early shot of the Gaylord, before the rooftop neon and you also see how the ground floor facade looked before EyeMax, HMS Bounty and Cafe Mermaid were even a thought)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Through the Morning Sun...


The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Parkway section of Wilshire Boulevard, in front of the Gaylord, is finally getting some much needed landscaping planted, this morning. We were beginning to think we were going to have to go out there in the middle of the night, under cover of darkness, to plant some greenery in there ourselves. The ice plant ground cover should bring some vibrant color when they bloom along with the existing crepe myrtle trees, which bloom in the Spring. The variety of succulents they are also planting will bring in some subtle color and medium height to it all. With thanks to our Wilshire BID for this project!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

STILL AVAILABLE Folks...

AVAILABLE for a late April move-in;

***RENTED***- One Bedroom unit, 8th floor, 720 sq ft, north facing, with spectacular views of the 'HOLLYWOOD' sign & Griffith Observatory from every room, $1800/month.***RENTED***

(evening photo, above, taken in 1970, looking east down Wilshire Boulevard and we love the Gaylord in it!)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Bloomin' Poppies...


What a colorful, delightful weekend we had. We made our way out to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, near Lancaster. This is part of the California State Park system and takes just over an hour to get to. The ranger stated the poppies may stay blooming for another 2 weeks, so if you want to catch them, get going quick. The best part I thought, in the bottom photo, if you look way back at the center mountains on the horizon, you can just barely see the snow-caps. Only in So Cal! Have fun.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

On the Eastern Front...

There, on the east side of the Gaylord, 5 floors down from the top, in the center, on the 9th floor, COMING AVAILABLE for a mid-April move-in date;

***RENTED***- Single unit, 9th floor, 550 sq ft, east facing, $1330.00/month.***RENTED***

Also, still COMING AVAILABLE for mid-April;

***RENTED***- One Bedroom unit, 8th floor, 720 sq ft, north facing, $1800.00/month.***RENTED***

***RENTED***- Bachelor unit, 3rd floor, 330 sq ft, north facing, $915.00/month.***RENTED*** 



Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fabulous Derby...


There's been a run on great Brown Derby photos lately and these are the best yet. The top photo shows the Derby under construction when it was moved to our block from the opposite corner in 1936. The above photo was taken in 1957 and what a gorgeous night scene it is with the apartment lights on in the Gaylord standing directly behind and the steeple to the Immanuel Presbyterian Church lit up, on the right side (It oughta be in pictures I tell ya!) .

Now folks, when applying for an apartment here at the Gaylord, our approval criteria requires no prior evictions or violations of rental agreements, no judgements or negative remarks on your credit report. We request you have verifiable employment & income (3 times the rent minimum) and current residency.

With that being said, coming AVAILABLE for mid-April move-in;

***RENTED***- One Bedroom, 8th floor, 720 sq ft, north facing with incredible views of the 'HOLLYWOOD' sign & Griffith Observatory, $1800/month.***RENTED***

***RENTED***- Bachelor, 10th floor, 380 sq ft, south facing with views out to Catalina Island, $965/month.***RENTED***

***RENTED***- Bachelor, 3rd floor, 330 sq ft, north facing, $915/month.***RENTED***

Friday, March 10, 2017

Southside...

...and for those Gaylord tenants who live on the south side of our building, just contemplate having the views of the beautiful Ambassador Hotel grounds, pictured below, when it stood directly across the boulevard from us. Now, having since been replaced by the RFK Community Schools Campus and RFK Inspiration Park.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Reason to Cry...

... for what was and is no longer. For those of you Gaylord residents living on the west side of the building, imagine if you could still look out from your windows and view the beautiful Chapman Park Hotel & Bungalows (pictured below). The Chapman was there from 1925 until the 1960's when it was demolished to make way for the Equitable Building, which opened in 1969 and today hovers high over us on the next block.

The hotel & bungalows were built by the late Samuel James Chapman. Samuel was the brother of Charles Clarke Chapman of Chapman University, in Orange, CA. The Chapmans were an influential family in southern California history, who acquired much of their wealth through owning citrus ranches throughout the region.

In 1932, during the Olympics that took place in Los Angeles, The Chapman Park Hotel & Bungalows housed the female athletes. The Chapman also had its' own chapel with a mural fresco inside by the famed Mexican artist Alfredo Ramos Martinez, which was sadly whitewashed over at a later date and then permanently lost to demolition.

We grieve for these architectural gems that have been lost in the name of Los Angeles progress, but hopefully the city has now learned its' lesson and will hold on to those still left for the future to appreciate.





Friday, March 3, 2017

4 Floors Down...

There, 4 floors down from the facade of the Gaylord (fronting Wilshire Blvd)... coming AVAILABLE;

***RENTED***- Bachelor unit, 10th floor, 380 sq ft, south facing, $965/month.***RENTED***

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Turning the Corner...

February flew by (and almost all of us did literally, during that storm on Friday, February 17th), so let's turn the corner and get ready for a new month. The fabulous Gaylord stands tall behind the iconic Brown Derby in this superb photo.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Wilshire Boulevard, 1959...

Photo was shot from the Gaylord, at dusk, looking westward. City lights. California Dreamin'.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Early Derby...

More Brown Derby... early Brown Derby, from when their original rooftop neon read, 'EAT IN THE HAT.' The top photo was taken from inside the living room of one of our #02 units, looking out west.

The photo, below, looks east with the Gaylord in the background.