Monthly Archives: March 2022

Revealing book 2 in the Hollywood Home Front Trilogy

I have a confession. When I started writing my previous novel – All the Gin Joints, set against the tumultuous making of Casablanca – I had no idea it would be anything but a stand-alone. I had long wanted to … Continue reading

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Garden of Allah Hotel model scan superimposed over former site at the southwest corner of Sunset Blvd and Crescent Heights Blvd, West Hollywood, March 2022

Today’s post is a departure from my usual vintage photos of Los Angeles. But first, a bit of backstory. Recently, I did an on-camera interview for a documentary about some of Marilyn Monroe’s effects found in a public storage facility … Continue reading

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The gala opening of the Max Factor building, 1666 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood, November 26, 1935

I always assumed that the opening of the new Max Factor building at 1666 N. Highland Ave in Hollywood on November 27, 1935 was probably a big deal, but until I came across this photo and started digging a little … Continue reading

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