The Hollywood Bowl

I visited my old haunts in Hollywood last week.‭ ‬Now I’m back and still in one piece to report that the Los Angeles freeways are as jammed as ever.‭ ‬It took me a mere five hours to drive down Highway‭ ‬5,‭ ‬then two more to get across town. I was invited to stay with old [...]

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Real Royalty Visits Tinseltown

God help the Hollywood publicist to the so-called worldwide “stars” this weekend! Today the real Royal Couple will touch down in Tinseltown for their short two day working visit. The Royal Couple will be spending two nights at the British Embassy located in my old “hood” of Hancock Park. However, you won’t be seeing any [...]

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