“I never met Harry Cohn until he decided to change my name. My real name is Marilyn Novak and much to my horror, I discovered I was to be billed as ‘Kit Marlowe.’ Jack Lait, then the publicity head, had the whole campaign ready. ‘Can’t you see it?’ he said to me. ‘When you were […]
Time traveling back to 1965. Oh, wow! Look at the Los Angeles City Hall!
The Hollywood Flower Pot in 1920. One source said that the shop was once located at 1124 N. Vine Street while another source said it was located at 1100 N. Vine, which would have been the corner of Vine St. and Santa Monica Blvd. (LAPL 00042105)
The Hollywood Storage Co. Building, located at 1025 N. Highland Ave at the corner Highland and Santa Monica Blvd. Back in the day, the building housed radio station KMTR, which belonged to the Los Angeles Evening Herald at the time. Photo is from November of 1929.
“It felt, to me, like a permanent cocktail party, without the drinks. Acting took me away from real life to a pretend life. I wanted that real life back. I am not a dedicated actress, I’m afraid. I never have been.” – Julie Christie
“Oh, vamping is so much fun….Vamps are usually so, well, so voluptuous.” – Pauline Starke
“When I see Maria Montez on the screen she is so beautiful – I gasp. I look and I look. And I say that gorgeous creature. She is the most beautiful girl I have ever seen. Then I look at her again. Then I look in a mirror, and that gorgeous thing – she is […]
Night view of Los Angeles from the Griffith Observatory, circa 1940.
Hollywood Bowl sign. Photographed on July 10, 1940. (Photographer: Otto Rothschild / LAPL 00056082) (LAPL 00056080)
The den of the Hollyhock House located at 4808 Hollywood Boulevard (near Sunset and Vermont), circa 1939. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, it was built between the years 1917 and 1920. In 1927, Barnsdall donated the house and surrounding property to the City of Los Angeles in order for it […]