Monthly Archives: December 2011

Hollywood Palladium – amid an ocean of foxtrotting funsters

In a continuing series looking at Hollywood hotspots where some of the scenes in my ‘Garden of Allah’ novels take place: Hollywood Palladium Once upon a time, people didn’t stay home of an evening and press their faces against television … Continue reading

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Mocambo – The Nightclub’s Nightclub.

In a continuing series looking at locations where some of the scenes in my ‘Garden of Allah’ novels take place: Mocambo With places like the Trocadero and Ciro’s attracting the glamor crowd, the Sunset Strip had, by the early 1940s, … Continue reading

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My Big Fat Hollywood Meeting

Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d be writing before I even published my first novel: This week I met with a film producer who has approached me about adapting my novels for the screen. But before I go into … Continue reading

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Shopping at Bullocks Wilshire – the “carriage trade” way.

In a continuing series looking at locations where some of the scenes in my ‘Garden of Allah’ novels take place: Bullocks Wilshire department store In a scene from The Garden on Sunset, one of my lead characters, Kathryn, is stalking-but-not-in-a-creepy-way … Continue reading

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Earl Carroll Theater – “Through these portals…”

In a continuing series looking at Hollywood restaurants where some of the scenes in my ‘Garden of Allah’ novels take place: Earl Carroll Theater Christmas of 1938, Hollywood saw one of the most glamorous openings ever–and for a city like … Continue reading

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