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Cocoanut Grove...Los Angeles, CA.

Coconut Grove at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. In the day the Ambassador Hotel hosted Hollywood stars, dignitaries and presidents. Six Academy Awards events were held in its Coconut Grove nightclub.

Historical Los Angeles - The Wiltern

[Mott Studios work] :: Maynard L. Parker Negatives, Photographs, and Other Material

Van de Kamp’s bakery building in Los Angeles in 1928, designed by Hollywood art director, Harry Oliver. The windmill served as the company’s logo.

Van de Kamp’s bakery building in Los Angeles in designed by Hollywood art director, Harry Oliver. The windmill served as the company’s logo.

LOS ANGELES / KOREATOWN:  The Ambassador Hotel, Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.   Swimming pool, ca. 1930's.

The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles had an outdoor plunge (swimming pool) in the The elaborate building housed gentleman's and ladies' changing rooms and later the Lido conditioning salon/spa and Palm cafe dining room.

1924 Hollywoodland Sign Lighted At Night

The Hollywoodland Sign at Night, circa 1925 Los Angeles Public Library, Security Pacific Collection

This aerial photograph was taken in 1923 and shows us the where Laurel Canyon Rd emerges from the Hollywood hills into West Hollywood. Laurel Canyon isn’t the curving road in the middle of the shot, but the one trailing out of the hills on the right. Of particular interest (to me, at least) is that in the bottom right corner, we can ju-u-u-u-ust see a glimpse of Alla Nazimova’s home that in a few years’ time she’d turn into the Garden of Allah Hotel.

This aerial photograph was taken in 1923 and shows us the where Laurel Canyon Rd emerges from the Hollywood hills into West Hollywood.

Ciao Bellissima - Glam ~ Luxe Therapy

The Beverly Hills Hotel - been here to visit the rich relatives, and yes it is both eclectic and swank.

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