Aztec Hotel 1925

Aztec Hotel

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Aztec Hotel

A short while ago, I visited the historic Aztec Hotel, an odd 1920s Mayan revival building designed by architect Robert Stacy-Judd. The 1925 building is located in Monrovia, California. While there, I met artist Jorge D’Soria, who recently returned to the hotel to repaint the lobby ceiling. Jorge once lived at the Aztec from 2006 to 2009. While […]

Alfred Hitchcock – photos and quotes

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Celebrity Portraits, Directors/Producers, Hollywood Horror, Male Stars, Silent Film Stars

“In real life, to be called ‘melodramatic’ is to be criticized. The term suggests behavior which is hysterical and exaggerated. A woman may receive the news of her husband’s death by throwing up her arms and screaming, or she may sit quite still and say nothing. The first is melodramatic. But it may well happen […]

Bette Davis

Bette Davis – photos and quotes

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Celebrity Portraits, Female Stars

“Hollywood adores bunk and hooey. It’s expected of us. After all, the secret of success lies in finding out what people want and then giving it to them.” – Bette Davis Source: Laura Ellsworth Fitch (1935) Photographer: Elmer Fryer   “Baby Jane”…a childhood photo.   Hell’s House (1932). With Pat O’Brien.   “In my view, […]