Category Archives: Books

Three Cheers for The Down East Dilettante!

If you are familiar with the blog The Down East Dilettante then you know he does for historic East Coast residential architecture, history, people (plus lots of extra fun stuff) what I only dream of being able to do on Paradise … 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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Hollywoodland is Here!

Over the last few years I have been amazed by the incredible and ever-growing collection of local/regional history books put out by Arcadia Publishing. This is a truly remarkable series of literally hundreds of titles that have brought forward tons … Continue reading

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A Fantastic New Blog!!!

When my friend John Bengtson told me he was thinking about doing a blog called Silent Locations I couldn’t wait to see it! John has been my hero ever since he wrote the absolutely amazing SILENT ECHOES (Santa Monica Press) … 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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