Category Archives: General Announcements

Meet the Ladies of Paradise Leased!

Lately, there’s been a passel, an absolute passel I tell you, of curiosity regarding “the staff” at Paradise Leased. Well, my dedicated cadre of helpmates are a bit publicity shy to be sure, but I think some sunshine might do … Continue reading

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A Great Event on May 14th – And You’re Invited!

You are cordially invited to attend the latest lecture presented by Aaroe Architectural as part of its ongoing monthly series this May 14th. Lecture #10 features architect Tim Campbell who will discuss the challenges and rewards of finding the delicate balance … Continue reading

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Have You Tried the Cinema Gumbo? It’s Delicious!

Last fall when one of my favorite people told me they were going to dive into the blogosphere and start their own site I was thrilled because I knew whatever they were going to do, no matter what the subject, would … Continue reading

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How Could You Not “Like” Marsha Hunt?

A little while back I wrote on this blog that two great producers, Roger C. Memos and Richard Adkins, are currently working on a documentary on the amazing life of the amazing Marsha Hunt called Marsha Hunt’s Sweet Adversity. I … Continue reading

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URGENT!!! Your Help is Needed NOW to Save the Historic Pickford/Fairbanks Studios!!!

As some of you may have heard, much of the historic old Pickford/Fairbanks/Goldwyn/United Artists/Warner Hollywood Studios (a/k/a The Lot) at Santa Monica Boulevards and Formosa Avenue is threatened with demolition – immediate demolition of some structures unless something is done to … Continue reading

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Where in the Sam Hill(s) is It? – The Verdugo Hills, That’s Where!

I’m thrilled to announce that Miss G, an eagle-eyed reader of PARADISE LEASED has spotted, identified and bagged our wily mystery house, which I posted in Where in the Sam Hill(s) is It?, just a few days past. The charming … Continue reading

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Sneaking Through the Gates…A Private Tour of a Forgotten Luxury Enclave

Today, one of the ultimate symbols of status is to live in a private community safely hidden away and protected from the outside world by high walls and locked gates. “I’ll leave your name at the guard house,” must be a … Continue reading

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