Category Archives: Photo Essays

Photo Essay: George Barris Kustom Kars in North Hollywood

I was saddened recently to learn that Kustom Kar legend George Barris had passed away.  Having been a huge fan of his work since I could walk, when I first moved into the neighborhood, I was thrilled when I found … Continue reading

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Occasionally, (A Photo Gallery of) The 2015 Doo Dah Parade!

Occasionally, the Doo Dah Parade occurs in Pasadena to thrill the throngs of iconoclasts and enthusiasts of camp! This year was no different as the parade officially brought festive mayhem on Colorado Boulevard, starting around 11am. A barrage of corn tortillas … Continue reading

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Second Annual Bowling with Bunnies Charity Concert With Playboy Bunnies: What Did It Look Like!

Lucky Strike Live hosted a night Bowling with Bunnies to benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Of course, there where Playboy Bunnies, some in traditional costumes and others wearing black shorty shorts and tops so they could bowl with ease. … Continue reading

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Halsey at the Fonda – Photo Gallery

Welcome to the Badlands. With the first installment of Halsey’s #BadlandsTour over, it seems like the perfect time to recap the Los Angeles, Night One at the Fonda Theatre.  The show, which had sold out in the blink of an … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Voice Arts Awards Gala/William Shatner Interview

Last night was the second annual VoiceArts awards gala in Hollywood. One can be forgiven for not being aware that this event even existed, it is after all, only the second time that this event has been held. On deeper … Continue reading

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Culminates in LA

After stops in major food cities like Miami, Seattle, Boston, New Orleans and Chicago, the James Beard Foundation’s Third Annual Taste America hit Los Angeles November 6th and 7th. The local celebration of the national epicurean tour, which focused on regional flavors from coast to coast, was chaired by restauranters … Continue reading

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Shag Store Opens on Melrose

Last Saturday, Shag’s new store on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood hosted a grand opening soiree. Locally-based artist Shag is known for his counter-culture works inspired by cartooning, tiki culture, local landmarks, and mid-century modern style. The artist, also known as Josh Agle, was … Continue reading

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Melrose: The Hippest Street in LA Part One

Let’s tour Melrose in Four Parts. A new gallery just opened called Last 503 Square Miles of the Wild West. Photographer Britt Scott and I went to the opening last night. While we were there we decided to invite you … Continue reading

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The Stars Come Out To Shine at Skylight Theatre Company’s Salute to Ed Asner

“Tonight I feel like I’ve been reborn, because through the many things that you have said, the memories that you have shared tonight, I feel like I have come to know myself all over again!”- Ed Asner, addressing the audience … Continue reading

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Trip Out at the New Clifton’s Cafeteria

We hit Clifton’s Cafeteria a few weeks after its big comeback to check things out. The food was a combination of old-school favorites with a few new twists like stone fired pizza and fresh sandwiches on ciabatta. Unfortunately, the hot … Continue reading

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