I have this thing for front doors. Here in this part of Hollywood and this is not the rich, fancy, I'm a famous producer part of Hollywood , there are front gates that equally make my thing list, supplying just the right amount of privacy for the not so rich and famous. Here are few around the neighborhood. The big mystery is one of the houses is occupied strangely enough by a very famous actress, which of course will remain nameless. But I'll give you some hints, Jack, Warren, and Steve. Just three hints kids, sorry to make it so hard. The last time I saw her she was pulling out of her driveway in a cream colored vintage Mercedes, she had wide brim straw hat, white gloves, a cream colored coat and the largest round sunglasses you have ever seen. She looked like a million trillion bucks. I almost wrecked my car.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Here are a few photos of the New York apartment of my niece and her husband. This is just small preview of some of the things we found. We had a marathon three days decorating, buying, and moving you name it, and as you can see we are far from finished. Let me repeat three days, and a heat wave that nearly killed us. I had a blast! These first two photos are the view from the living room window looking south on 6th Street.
The pictures below are areas of the kitchen and dining room. When you enter the apartment you enter into these two rooms with no windows! Yes, I repeat no windows, so what do you do, paint it a bright color and then, you add more color and when you all finished you add more color, and then you add mirrors and more mirrors, get my point. If you'll notice McCoy pottery is here, there, and everywhere, stolen from Uncle Kevin.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Today while my car was being serviced, I walked around this funny little part of Hollywood. This peculiar area is hidden and broken up by boulevards, some sound stages, and many ugly apartment buildings, although it is a little seedy, it has a steadfast charm. So much of the flats of Hollywood look like this, struggling to hang on, while over priced condos fly up into the sky. Although these modest buildings try in vain, to hide away behind walls and hedges the new Hollywood is coming. Yes, they are funky and seedy but can't we give them credit for their endurance. The sad truth is, in the not to long future this charm will be gone.