Monthly Archives: March 2011

You Noir Here

When it comes to movie locations, L.A. is a lot like a shopping mall directory. From the “You are here” spot, it’s pretty easy to find your way to where a movie favorite was shot. Los Angeles in Noir’s Postwar … Continue reading

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The Classical Colonnades of Culver City

I think of them as a national landmark. If you could name eight wonders of the movie world, they certainly would comprise one of them. They’re the beautiful, surprisingly romantic classical colonnades stretching down Washington Boulevard in downtown Culver City, … Continue reading

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Louise Brooks: The Hottie in the Helmet

Luletah, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lu-lee-ta. The tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palette to tap, at three, on the teeth. — Apologies to Vladimir¬† Nabokov … Continue reading

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To Live and Pry in L.A.

You live in L.A., you’re bound to meet up with the famous. I had one such encounter on Oscar Night a few weeks back. It made me a little sad. My family was invited to an Oscar viewing party in … Continue reading

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The Unspeakable Thing I Did to Ginger Rogers

The whole idea behind Movie Places in L.A. is to share with people what it’s like to visit historic movie locations or other cool places related to moviemakers or to the development of film as an art form. I live … Continue reading

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