Tag Archives: Edward Everett Horton

The Hollywood Plaza – Hollywood’s Forgotten Luxury Hotel

When Jacob Stern rented half of his barn to Cecil B. De Mille in December of 1913 so the enterprising young easterner could make a movie, he could not possibly have known that it was a decision that was to … Continue reading

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Shangri-La has been found! It’s in Denver!

It was James Hilton’s best-selling 1933 novel Lost Horizon that first brought us the term “Shangri-La,” but it was Frank Capra who immortalized it with his epochal 1937 film version of the story starring Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Sam Jaffe … Continue reading

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Book-plates from Old Hollywood

One of the great pleasures of collecting old books is finding interesting things in them that were left behind by their former owners. Like old houses, old books often retain pieces of those who once owned and loved them and … Continue reading

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A Grand Old Mansion in a Grand Old Neighborhood

Recently, Curbed LA broke the news that one of the grande dames of Los Angeles mansions has returned to the market, this time at the asking price of $4,500,000. The magnificent home sited on a sloping tree-studded 3/4 acre lot … Continue reading

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