Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Hollywood Literary Salon

When I hear the words “literary salon,” I think of Gertrude Stein’s Paris apartment crowded with Fitzgerald, Picasso, Hemingway and all her other Lost Generation pals talking art, philosophy and letters. A dozen or so years later and 6000 miles … Continue reading

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The Most Famous Slab of Concrete in the World

In a continuing series looking at locations where some of the scenes in my ‘Garden of Allah’ novels take place: Grauman’s Chinese Theater It’s hard to argue against the claim that Grauman’s Chinese Theater is the world’s most famous movie … Continue reading

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Hooray for the Hollywood Hotel

In a continuing series looking at locations where some of the scenes in my ‘Garden of Allah’ novels take place: Hollywood Hotel Nowadays, Hollywood is littered with more hotels than Japanese tourists, but the earliest of Hollywood’s early days, there … Continue reading

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Café Montmartre – where Hollywood nightclubbing started

In a continuing series looking at locations where some of the scenes in my ‘Garden of Allah’ novels take place: Café Montmartre It would be easy to assume that Hollywood was always a wild and crazy town with sidewalks packed … Continue reading

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