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Hot Hollywood Hotel Bars

Hot Hollywood Hotel Bars January 15, 2012 | Food, Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Hankering for a celebrity sighting? Hotel bars in Hollywood happen to be havens for the rich and famous so sport your paparazzi-proof sunglasses and keep your eyes peeled at these hotspots. Bar Marmont at Chateau Marmont (8221 Sunset Blvd.) Old Hollywood glamour meets contemporary cuisine in a legendary...

Hollywood Hills Horseback Ride

Hollywood Hills Horseback Ride November 7, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Trotting on a beautiful horse, up and down deserted wildlife-filled hills on a crisp autumn evening as a colorful pink and orange sun retreats into the horizon. Sounds like somewhere in the middle of Utah or Colorado, doesn’t it? Gallop no further than LA’s own Sunset Ranch Hollywood, established...

Photographs of Historic Los Angeles part II

Photographs of Historic Los Angeles part II May 15, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Here is another collection of photos of the Los Angeles of yester-year, pulled from this Vintage (Historic) Photos flickr page. The shots below are from the years 1920-1971 and include some good urban vistas, as well as a lot of pictures featuring department stores and department store shoppers.  This...

Classic Cinema Tumblrs

Classic Cinema Tumblrs May 11, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Here are some tumblrs that post Hollywood cinema stuff. It is hard to keep up with the never-ending flow of images! And this list is just the very start. Classic cinema grabs are definitely a key part of the glimmering image field of tumblr.   This guy is very dedicated: http://wehadfacesthen.tumblr.com/ Movie...

Depression-Era Stone Mural Moves to LA’s Grevillea Art Park

Depression-Era Stone Mural Moves to LA’s Grevillea Art Park May 2, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Helen Lundeberg’s  historic Work Progress Administration (WPA) mural “History of Transportation” is now located in the Grevillea Art Park (230 S. Grevillea Avenue 90301) in downtown Inglewood. When the piece was first created and installed in 1940, it was located in Centinela Park...

“Hollywood Escapes” – A Guidebook Full of Movie Lore

“Hollywood Escapes” – A Guidebook Full of Movie Lore April 20, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It’s a funny thing when a book that you really like gets remaindered. It’s hard to tell, is this a good thing or a bad thing? From the buyers perspective, suddenly the book becomes very affordable which is great. I am not so sure that the writer and publisher are equally pleased with this...

Photographs of Historic Los Angeles

Photographs of Historic Los Angeles January 14, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Recently I have been looking through a bunch of collections featuring pictures of historic Los Angeles. I think the thrill I get from these photos is connected to the rapid growth of the city of Los Angeles during the last century, growth that has resulted in drastic changes to the landscape over mere...

Six Neat Books about Los Angeles

Six Neat Books about Los Angeles December 6, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The following list is not meant to identify the most grandest and greatest Los Angeles books ever. A list like that would include tomes like Kenneth Anger’s  muck-racking masterpiece Hollywood Babylon and Mike Davis’ slightly dated but still indispensable City of Quartz. Instead, the task...

Movies That Showcase Los Angeles

Movies That Showcase Los Angeles May 27, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
If you are planning a trip to Los Angeles, you are in the unique position of being able to do an extensive preview of the city that you will soon be exploring. Thanks to the Hollywood entertainment industry, the southern California region has been documented in thousands of television shows and movies....
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