Thursday, September 27, 2018


Folks, this Sunday, Sept 30th, a HUGE event will be taking place along Wilshire Boulevard and other area streets... the Centennial celebration of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. 100 years! It all starts at Walt Disney Concert Hall and in partnership with CicLAvia, from 7am- 6pm, Wilshire Blvd will be closed on this day to vehicular traffic from Grand Avenue, downtown, and as the route passes by our Gaylord to Western Avenue, it will then meander it's way to the Hollywood Bowl (please see map) for a free concert with Gustavo Dudamel, Herbie Hancock & others.

There will be live performances taking place all along this route as you stroll or ride your bike. One of the bands performing will be the Dustbowl Revival band, which a number of years ago gave a rousing, spectacular performance in our Gaylord lobby that surely woke up the spirits, as well as our tenants from their afternoon naps. So get out there on Sunday and enjoy this wonderful event celebrating our LA Phil!

Attention: DO NOT PARK ON WILSHIRE, starting at 1:00am. Your car will be towed as they prepare for this HUGE event.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Throwback Wednesday...

Here from the 1930's, looking east along Wilshire Boulevard is the Chateau La Martine apartment building (left), on Normandie. Today, the view of the Chateau is blocked by the Line Hotel. Behind the Wilshire Christian Church you can see the KFAC radio towers and just to the right is the Auburn/Cord dealership. Those familiar with cars know that Auburn/Cord were high end automobiles at the time. The dealership building is now the home for the Consulate of Indonesia. And on the far right side is our Gaylord.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Mid- Late October...

Here, we have the Brown Derby, from the 1950's, with the imposing Gaylord next door and the Evanston in view, behind on the left. The London Shop, a men's store, was located in the space now occupied by EyeMax Optical store on the ground floor of the Gaylord.

Whoever approved the strip mall construction where the original Brown Derby once stood should have a firm talking to for completely obliterating the views our tenants in units #202 & #302 had at one time, looking west. Just utterly shameful.

AVAILABLE for mid-late October;

***RENTED***- One Bedroom unit, 5th floor, 720 sq ft, north facing with views of the "HOLLYWOOD" sign & Griffith Observatory, $1900/month.***RENTED***

***RENTED***- Single unit, 12th floor, 550 sq ft, east facing, $1580/month.***RENTED***

Monday, September 24, 2018

Moving Parts...

Are you in the mood for something "trippy"? Here's a format for a play I have not seen before and our Mary is an Associate Director on this work. Performances begin this Thursday, Sept 27th and run through Oct 6th, at LACC Theatre. For more info and to get tickets, go to Go and take yourself for a car trip! It's nearby.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Go Saturday...

Tomorrow, Saturday, Sept 22nd from 4-10pm, the Frogtown Artwalk takes place and the event is free!

Now folks, Frogtown is not some section of Disney's Toontown, where frogs & toads have created their own animated, self-contained & self-governed society, so don't get confused, but it is one of Los Angeles pocket neighborhoods along the L.A. river. Over recent years, Frogtown has become a vibrant area of artists & restaurants, so go tomorrow and explore this neighborhood. Who knows, maybe you will see Roger Rabbit! See you there.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Seeing Double...

Am I seeing double?! I know I am certainly doing a double-take.There are two Brown Derby restaurants pictured here in this photo taken in the 1930's (courtesy LIFE magazine). You have the original Brown Derby towards the lower left side and the 2nd Brown Derby sitting at the foot of our Gaylord. I had never realized the two existed at the same time at one point. I always thought the original was demolished and then the 2nd was built to replace it. Who knew?

Friday, September 14, 2018

Next Month...

This is one of my favorite shots with the Gaylord, taken from the rooftop of the Langham, in 1930 (photo courtesy USC Digital Library).

Coming AVAILABLE for early-mid October;

***RENTED***- One Bedroom unit, 5th floor, 720 sq ft, north facing with views of the "HOLLYWOOD' sign & Griffith Observatory, $1,900.00/month.***RENTED***

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Mid- End of September...

The view from this 12th floor unit in the Gaylord, looking west, could be yours mid- late September.

AVAILABLE mid- late September;

***RENTED***- One Bedroom unit, 6th floor, 820 sq ft, south/east corner unit, big, bright, great closets, $1950/month.***RENTED***

***RENTED***- Single unit, 8th floor, 550 sq ft, east facing, $1550/month.***RENTED***

***RENTED***- Single unit, 12th floor, 670 sq ft, west facing, inspiring open space, great closets, $1675/month.***RENTED***

***RENTED***- Bachelor unit, 9th floor, 460 sq ft, south facing, $1030/month.***RENTED***

AVAILABLE mid- late October;
***RENTED***- Single unit, 12th floor, 550 sq ft, east facing, $1580/month.***RENTED***