Tag Archives: Hollywood

Farewell Runyon Canyon Honor Cooler

For nearly two decades, Runyon Canyon hikers and dog walkers could count on grabbing a bottle of water or a snack at a stand located right by the park’s entrance at the Fuller Avenue gate. Ran completely on the honor … Continue reading

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Sarah Squirm at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Belated Live Review

I’ve had many opportunities to meet Saturday Night Live cast members. Chatted with Dan Ackroyd about roller derby at the Velvet Margarita. Listened to Chevy Chase try to impress his kids by pointing out filming locations for “Fletch” while I was escorting … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – wednesday, july 19, 2023

I use to see places like this up in hollywood – now here’s one on pacific av in my pedro town… there’s another one like it on harbor bl too, hmm… photo by mike watt – – – – – … Continue reading

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The Empire Strips Back – Adventures in Hollywood Continue

Buckle in kids, because the road to “The Empire Strips Back” started a long time ago. 1977 to be exact when my family packed up the Oldsmobile and headed west on I-10 for a vacation in California. This was a … Continue reading

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Jared James Nichols at The Peppermint – Live Review

I first saw Jared James Nichols at the Down and Out in 2012. He played a show with Prima Donna and The Hangmen. Talk about a killer show! Prima Donna and The Hangmen are a couple of my all-time favorite … Continue reading

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Daddy Issues or How I Attempted to Learn Pole Dancing

When I go to a new town on vacation, I try to visit the most famous church, the oldest graveyard, and a strip club. I believe that’s how you get the feel of a town: How they worship their god, how they … Continue reading

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Moby Kicks Off NeueHouse’s ‘Summer Sounds’ with Moby Doc and Reprise Event

Moby has always been an intriguing person. He’s proved to be a popular, energetic and innovative creator. He also has a number of personal struggles that have gained public attention and earned him some notoriety. He has managed to turn … Continue reading

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Glamour Ghoul: The Story of Maila Nurmi and Vampira

“Glamour Ghoul: The Passions and Pain of the Real Vampira, Maila Nurmi” is an absorbing look at the woman behind the enduring character of Vampira. Based on journal entries, letters and oral testimony gathered by Nurmi’s niece, Sandra Neimi, the book … Continue reading

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Musso and Frank’s Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary with a Star on the Walk of Fame

Last Friday, September 28, 2019 was the anniversary of the most glamorous bastion of old Hollywood, Musso & Frank Grill. At a ceremony in front of the historic restaurant, the grill was honored with the very first star on the … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Aeriform Arts’ ‘Cirque du Giselle’ Soars at Hollywood Fringe

“Cirque du Giselle” is a splendid, unique Fringe performance by Aeriform Arts‘ instructors and students that incorporates the tragic classic ballet “Giselle” with aerial, acrobatics, and Cirque art. The use of projection and lighting spills the colors of old world … Continue reading

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