Hollywood’s Garden of Allah Hotel Jigsaw Puzzle Kickstarter campaign

We never really know what’s going to land in our email inbox on any given day, do we? Case in point:

Recently I heard from Stephen Sasser, co-owner of the Nance-Sasser Studio in Portland, Oregon, who approached me with an idea. They’d recently run a successful fundraiser for the Oregon Historical Society, using a limited-edition, purpose-designed jigsaw puzzle and wondered if I’d be interested in working together on a similar project for the charity of my choosing. After tossing around a few ideas, we have come up with a new Kickstarter campaign to help raise money for the West Hollywood History Center, an organization dedicated to interpreting the unique history of the Creative City, presenting it to the public and preserving it for the future. You can check out their website here.

The image Stephen put together features an old promotional postcard from the Garden of Allah Hotel with a 1950s West Hollywood street map as a background, along with the covers of all nine of my Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels along the bottom.

The Nance-Sasser Studio has used this issue on a range of items: postcards, a print to hang on your wall, and a 16 x 20 inch, 504-piece jigsaw puzzle.

JIGSAW PUZZLE BOX COVER

POSTCARDS

Here are the six pledge levels:

Pledge $15 or more 
Garden of Allah Postcards 
With this pledge you will receive five 5×7 inch Hollywood’s Garden of Allah Hotel postcards, with the specially created image sustainably printed in full color.
Your friends will know that you supported Hollywood history when you send them one of these unique cards. And you will deserve a grateful thank you from us, and a shout out on our official website.

Pledge $30 or more 
Garden of Allah Archival Pigment Print 
Nance-Sasser Studio is known across the nation for our art prints. We’re making an archival pigment print of the new Hollywood’s Garden of Allah Hotel image. With this pledge you will receive the print, matted at 11×14 inches. It is ready to be popped into an off-the-shelf frame and will brighten any darkened corner in your home. 
And you will deserve a grateful thank you from us, and you will receive a mention on the contributors page on our website.

Pledge $35 or more 
A Garden of Allah Limited Edition Puzzle
You will be the first to receive our special 504 piece, top quality jigsaw puzzle. Measuring 16 inches by 20 inches, it will contain 504 pieces, printed in full-color and carefully die cut out of sturdy backing board. With your contribution of $40 or more you will receive one of these beautiful puzzles. And you will deserve a grateful thank you from us, and a recognition on our official website.

Pledge $65 or more 
Two Garden of Allah Limited Edition Puzzles
With this pledge you will be the recipient of two Hollywood’s Garden of Allah Hotel puzzles. One to keep and one to share with a Hollywood history buddy. They will be over the moon when you give it to them and you will be just as happy with yours to assemble at home with your loved ones. And you will deserve a grateful thank you from us, and a shout out on our official website.

Pledge $110 or more 
The Whole Hollywood Bonanza 
Get it all! With this pledge you will receive all five post cards, the matted archival pigment print, and two Hollywood’s Garden of Allah Hotel limited edition puzzles delivered to your door. And you will deserve a grateful thank you from us, and be recognized on our official website.

Or if you don’t actually want anything, there’s something for you too:

$10 (pledge without a reward)
Back it because you believe in it.
Support the project for no reward, just because it speaks to you.

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A couple of things to note:

  • This Kickstarter campaign runs through to July 30 2022
  • The estimated delivery will be September 2022
  • Shipping only to U.S. addresses

You can learn more about the Garden of Allah Hotel’s fabled history at the West Hollywood History Center’s website: A Place Called the Garden of Allah

You can help the folks who are dedicated to archiving and preserving a special history of Los Angeles by checking out the Hollywood’s Garden of Allah Hotel Jigsaw Puzzle Kickstarter campaign at:

https://bit.ly/GOA-Kickstarter

Thanks so much for your interest and support. It really means a lot.

Martin Turnbull

PS – And those of you who are wondering, I am currently preparing for publication my next novel. THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS: a novel of World War II Hollywood is due for release some time next month, June 2022.

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BY MARTIN TURNBULL:


The Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels

Book 1 – The Garden on Sunset
Book 2 – The Trouble with Scarlett
Book 3 – Citizen Hollywood
Book 4 – Searchlights and Shadows
Book 5 – Reds in the Beds
Book 6 – Twisted Boulevard
Book 7 – Tinseltown Confidential
Book 8 – City of Myths
Book 9 – Closing Credits

Chasing Salomé: a novel of 1920s Hollywood

The Heart of the Lion: a novel of Irving Thalberg’s Hollywood

All the Gin Joints: a novel of World War II Hollywood
Book 1 in the Hollywood Home Front trilogy

Thank Your Lucky Stars: a novel of World War II Hollywood
Book 2 in the Hollywood Home Front trilogy
DUE FOR RELEASE JUNE 2022

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Grab your free books now (limited time offer)

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About Martin Turnbull

The Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels blog is by Martin Turnbull, a Los Angeles based historical fiction author of a series of novels set at the Garden of Allah Hotel, which stood on Sunset Blvd from 1927 to 1959. Check him out at www.martinturnbull.com and Facebook: "gardenofallahnovels"
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3 Responses to Hollywood’s Garden of Allah Hotel Jigsaw Puzzle Kickstarter campaign

  1. Loren Cedar says:

    I was in the musical review “The Garden of Allah” in Hollywood over 40 years ago. A wonderful review and my script/lyrics were ruined in a flood. If anyone remembers this… please get back to me.

  2. Anne Cowden says:

    This all looks fabulous!! What a fantastic project – not that you need extra projects to stop you from getting bored!

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