The Muse of Music, George Stanley’s 1940 #StreamlineModerne sculptural masterpiece. On the left is the Muse of Drama/Comedy. This massive granite fountain welcomes visitors to the @hollywoodbowl on Highland Blvd. Stanley’s best known work is the iconic Oscar statuette. #hollywood #artdeco #losangeles @discoverla #lastory #laigers #losangeles #hbtour (at Hollywood Bowl)
It is neither the clouds nor the wind, but it is your mind which moves. #Peace #Saturday #CaveCreek #desert (at Cave Creek, Arizona)
“Rock & roll is so great, people should start dying for it. You don’t understand. The music gave you back your beat so you could dream…The people just have to die for the music. People are dying for everything else, so why not for music? Die for it. Isn’t it pretty? Wouldn’t you die for something pretty?”
~ Lou Reed
The top 3 floors of Henry Huntington’s 1905 Pacific Electric Building on 6th and Main in Downtown Los Angeles were originally the home of the exclusive and elite Jonathan Club, the Soho House of its time. This is the western view from one of the exquisite, pivoting circular windows, set into marble-clad walls. At the time of the building’s creation, it is conceivable that one could have looked out this window and viewed the Pacific Ocean in the distance.
One of the things I love most about Los Angeles is that so many of her architectural treasures are still revealing themselves.
This is a glimpse through the padlocked brass gates of the 1928 Title Insurance Building, designed by John and Donald Parkinson in the marvelously named Zig-Zag Moderne style. The interiors are nearly original, an art-deco time capsule resulting from the bust of the Downtown Financial market in the 1950’s and subsequent migration of the city to the west. Thank heavens these buildings survived the years of neglect.
Little Tokyo on Flickr.
Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles
When the Beatles returned to London after their first visit to America in early 1964 they were interviewed by David Coleman of BBC Television. The interview included the following exchange:
Interviewer: “Now, Ringo, I hear you were manhandled at the Embassy Ball. Is this right?”
Ringo: “Not really. Someone just cut a bit of my hair, you see.”
Interviewer: “Let’s have a look. You seem to have got plenty left.”
Ringo: (turns head) “Can you see the difference? It’s longer, this side.”
Interviewer: “What happened exactly?”
Ringo: “I don’t know. I was just talking, having an interview (exaggerated voice). Just like I am NOW!”
(John and Paul begin lifting locks of his hair, pretending to cut it)
Ringo: “I was talking away and I looked ‘round, and there was about 400 people just smiling. So, you know — what can you say?”
John: “What can you say?”
Ringo: “Tomorrow never knows.”
Dinner party a la mindyweiss @FSLosAngeles