Category Archives: General Announcements

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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Where in the Sam Hill(s) is It?

Some time ago I found this great old photograph of a Missiony-Spanishy-style house in the hills. The question is – what hills? There was no accompanying information with the photo and I am curious to see if anyone might have … Continue reading

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM PARADISE LEASED!

As anyone who reads this blog knows, I am a huge fan of the old Touring Topics/Westways magazines for both their great articles as well as their fantastic covers. From October 1969, this is one of my all-time favorites as … Continue reading

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Time Traveling This Weekend? Why Not Stop in at These Fine Establishments?

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Anybody Have a Rich Uncle?

Recently I had the good fortune of seeing some footage of a documentary currently in the works on Marsha Hunt that is being produced by two great and as it turns out very talented guys – Roger C. Memos and Richard … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day From The Sand Man

With many of us heading off to the beach this Memorial Day, I thought you would enjoy seeing what you might find if you could hop into a time machine and travel down to Long Beach some eighty years ago. … Continue reading

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