Category Archives: Movie Locations

Along the Coast Highway 1936

Travellers up and down the Coast Highway in the mid-1930’s were highly encouraged to stop and take a look at the unusual home of Mr. R.H. Stiles (how could they not?!), which was made, it is said, from “David Copperfield’s boat,” … 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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Jack Lives On! – An Original Jack Donovan “Stars” in L.A. Confidential

As anyone who has been following my recent posts on Jack Donovan knows, his amazing life intermingled both the worlds of architecture and the movies. Jack’s highly attuned sense of theatricality is readily apparent in his home designs, which were exuberant, … Continue reading

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