Category Archives: West L.A.

A “Lesser” Known House in Rustic Canyon

(Apologies in advance for the punny title.) In the annals of film history the name Sol Lesser might not be a household one, but it remains a most interesting one to be sure. This veteran producer of more than 100 … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in Harlow Heaven

Thanks to my friend Richard Adkins of Hollywood Heritage, I was given the great treat Saturday of being able to attend the book signing for Darrell Rooney and Mark A. Vieira’s newest book, Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in … Continue reading

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Down on the Cheviot Hills Farm with “Ma Kettle”

Who would have guessed that away from Universal-International where she so successfully played that bellowing scratch voiced, egg beater-coiffed shambles of country goodness, Ma Kettle, that Marjorie Main could be so…elegant? But Marjorie Main was full of surprises both on … Continue reading

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