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Old March 18th, 2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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An L.A. Set Like No Other

Let's start off in Echo Park
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Silver Lake
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Hollywood/Griffth Park
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Warner Center/Koreatown
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The Gaylord Apartments next to the famous Brown Derby restaurant on Wilshire Blvd. All the actors/actresses from the golden era frequented the BD.
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Now the Brown Derby is just a memory.

Across from the Gaylord apts. and the Brown Derby stood the once
internationally famous Ambassador Hotel and the Cocoanut Grove
nightclub. 6 Academy Award shows were held here. This one complex drew the international jetset, the who's who of Hollywood's golden era, presidents and world leaders. Spencer Tracey, Gary Cooper, Carol Lombard, Lana Turner, Douglas Fairbanks, Nat King Cole, Lauren Bacall, Clark Gable and the list goes on.
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Unfortunately, this is all that stands today.
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I believe the LAUSD owns the property and there is a school that was built on the site.
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I forgot to mention Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assasinated at the
Ambassador in 1968. After that the Ambassador went downhill. Directly
in front of the site there is a RFkennedy memorial and the block of Wilshire
in front was renamed.
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More on and off of Wilshire Blvd.
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Macarthur Park
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Downtown L.A. skyscrapers
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Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills
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More of Beverly Hills
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Good Shepard Catholic Church of Beverly Hills
Elizabeth Taylor was married here to Conrad Hilton.
Other notable weddings: Rod Stewart/Rachel Hunter
Funerals: Rudolph Valentino, Gary Cooper, Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth,
Eva Gabor, Alfred Hitchcock........
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The home for decades of Lucille Ball
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Next door to Lucille Ball was Jack Benny's home
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Lana Turner
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Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
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The Beverly Hills Hotel
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Hermosa Beach
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Palos Verdes
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Vanity Fair Party after the Oscars at the Sunset Plaza Hotel
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Jennifer Hudson
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Gwyneth Paltrow
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Kevin Spacey
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Thank you once again for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed.
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Old March 18th, 2011, 02:00 PM   #2
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Good, very nice photos from L.A.
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Old March 18th, 2011, 06:39 PM   #3
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soo amazing man GREAT work !!
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Old March 18th, 2011, 06:41 PM   #4
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Great shots
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Old March 18th, 2011, 06:50 PM   #5
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GREAT set!!
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Old March 21st, 2011, 03:42 AM   #6
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Great photos
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 09:47 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 01:35 PM   #8
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One of the best L.A. set indeed.

I like how you focused on people and local history.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 05:19 PM   #9
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Really good!
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 09:15 PM   #10
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 10:49 PM   #11
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A wonderful set of pictures, thanks for sharing.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 10:41 PM   #12
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Another great thread from you pw, I love it!
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Old March 28th, 2011, 12:25 AM   #13
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wow, this the is real LA, Beverly Hills and Hollywood.
nice photo collection.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #14
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Very cool pictures! THX for sharing.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 09:51 PM   #15
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amazing! i'd like to have a bit of this LA flair here in switzerland.. -.-
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