Wednesday, December 8, 2010

MORE FUN, TOUR, AND STORE 2 & 3 & 4

Here we are at Dragonette Decorative Arts, the second store on our tour. More glamour and more style, we were all giggling when walked in, we were so excited.

Owned by Mr. Decorative Arts himself, Patrick Dragonette. No one has more knowledge of Hollywood Regency, Hollywood glamour, and Hollywood gossip than Patrick. His store has a mind blowing selection of the best of Hollywood's past. The ghost of Tony Duquette glows through Mr. Duquette famous snail light, not to mention his sunburst sculptures. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were heard arguing while we were there, I swear.




Santa Baby, I want this Lana Turner chair. Did I see this chair in the movie Imitation Of Life?  Talk about Technicolor!

You are, seeing this correctly, these are the world largest lamps and they are fantastic. I think they were in the second act of Auntie Mame, if they were not, they should have been. It's amazing how Patrick finds these pieces. He is like a curator in a museum acquiring the best of the best. Thanks Patrick.

     
Our third stop is Ferus Gallery which is owned by Sam Freeman Gallery. The Ferus Gallery got it's start in the late 1950's, showing young emerging California artist. Take a look at the link http://www.ferusgallery.com/
and check out the history of this gallery and the who's who of the art world, the names are impressive. Our host that day was Raymond Lee. Raymond, if don't know is representing a line of men shoes by Dragan-MRDJA (and by the way Santa Baby, I would like the orange pair, please). Raymond Lee is talented beyond words. If you ever looked at Interview magazine during the eighties, chances are you saw his stylish work gracing the cover. Thanks Raymond, now please go tell Santa about the orange shoes.


 Our next stop was Morateur Gallery. Please click to enlarge so you can get the most of an otherwise dark photo. Phillippe Morateur is the owner and could not have been be nicer and lets not forget patient. I asked him so many questions I forgot to take pictures so you will have to go and see for yourself his fabulous store. Phillippe specializes in French art deco and boy, does he have enough to swoon over. Speaking of swooning, how about that chandelier! Thanks Phillippe for teaching us all something about French art deco. You guys these last two pictures are the end of this part of the tour, so please return for more, we have a lot more people to see and places to go.

14 comments:

An Urban Cottage said...

L-O-V-E, LOVE that chandelier at Morateur. But let me ask about your photographs. They have this really vintage, almost Polaroid kind of quality. How are you doing them? They're really great, like that photo of the shoes. Really wonderful.

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

Mr. Urban Cottage, that quality is thru the I phone, it's called hipstamatic. Check out May's post, Far from Hollywood, black and white, as well color.---- I have to come visit, did you finish the guest room?

the gardeners cottage said...

kevin you will have to get in line for the guest room!

everything looks so exciting - only in hollywood. sorry i was unable to go. maybe next time!

~janet

An Urban Cottage said...

Thanks for the info! So cool, those photos.

Unfortunately the B&B isn't open yet. Work is delayed during the holidays.

David Toms said...

I wantit all especially the LAna Turner chair.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

What a fun tour! I want the yellow chair. I didn't see any mention of it's origin, but the fabric is divine! Thanks for sharing!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Oh gee, what is that crescent moon in the lamp photos? Is it a lamp? Really unique!

Wonderful photos!

Mlle Paradis said...

oh no! me. me. me. the lana turner chair is FOR ME! i'm sure the other two of you can find something else you like just as well.

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

Now you guys, no fighting! Ms. Atomic Ranch the crescent moon you see in the photo is I belive a child's bed. It's pretty wonderful isn't it. Tammy, I'm afraid I have no source for the yellow chair, maybe a Debbie Reynold movie. Janet, the next tour, I could only hope. David, you and Ms.Paradis can fight it out alone I want no part of this bloodshed.

Theresa said...

I missed it! :(

Kathy said...

K...I've come back at least 5 times to check out your pics. I want every lamp in sight...including the snail....sighhhh.I should have visited you when I was out there..K

La Dolfina said...

What fun, just catching up on the tour. I knew it would be a great time. Next one, I'm there for sure :)
xx

little augury said...

looks like great fun.

normadesmond said...

those horse lamps!