Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Chaplin on Formosa



While out shooting photos on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, I stumbled upon this very cute historic quartet of tudor cottages.

Reading the for sale sign, I noticed that these 1923 Storybook Bungalows claimed Charlie Chaplin as the builder. True? Who knows. I do know that at night they certainly look magical.



Hoping to get a better gander at this piece of history in the near future. Anyone have a spare $2.5 million?

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Monday, February 08, 2016

Raquel at the Chateau



If you have read this blog for any period of time then you are familiar with my fascination for the Chateau Marmont hotel. How could I pass up three negative frames from 1970 that show Raquel Welch and Rex Reed filming there for the cult turkey 'Myra Breckenridge'?

A closeup of the photo on the wall:



One way I identified this as the Chateau and not a Soundstage set was through the distinctive window hardware...



Which is still there today.







The room they filmed in is room 64, aka the Howard Hughes penthouse. Here's how it looks today:



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Saturday, February 06, 2016

Ride-Thru: Snow White



Due to server issues, this promised post is a few days late. It is now time to board your mine train and visit the world of the fairest maiden of all, Snow White.



Just in case you are into cuckoo clocks, here's a closeup!



Time to head up to bed.



The party continues on downstairs.



Nothing like a peeping tom-ette to ruin a good time.



This way to the mines.



With gems like this, who needs the stock market?



Time for the transformation scene:



What a great effect.





This is not the apple-a-day that your doctor was referring to.



The big rescue scene:







…and the quick ending:



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