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Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 25th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

I will be taking the rest of this week off as my mom is having surgery and I will be helping with her recuperation, as well as celebrating Thanksgiving with my family.  I hope all of my fellow stalkers have a fabulous holiday!
Until next time, Happy Stalking! 



Alfred Coffee & Kitchen

Nov 24th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

At one point last year, I mentioned that I would occasionally be blogging about stalk-worthy locales that do not have a film connection.  Today’s post chronicles one of those places.  A few months ago, fellow stalkers Becky and Anushika told me about Alfred Coffee & Kitchen, a quaint West Hollywood café that they thought I would adore.  They were right.  (To be fair, though, it was a pretty sure bet – I’ve yet to meet a coffee shop I didn’t like.  )  When I first [...]



Today’s “L.A.” Mag Post – About Ben’s Apartment from “National Treasure”

Nov 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Don’t forget to check out my latest Los Angeles magazine post – about Ben’s apartment from National Treasure.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



Latest CityThink Post – About Lynn Bracken’s House from “L.A. Confidential”

Nov 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to check out today’s Los Angeles magazine post – about Lynn Bracken’s house from L.A. Confidential.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



A Mini-Vacay

Nov 10th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

I will be spending the next week in L.A. with my good friends Lavonna and Kim who are flying out from Cincinnati for a visit.  We have a ton of fun adventures planned, which won’t leave much time for blogging, but I will be back the week of November 17th with a whole slew of new locations.
Until next time, Happy Stalking! 



New “L.A.” Mag Post – About Zelda’s Apartment from “A to Z”

Nov 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Don’t forget to check out my latest Los Angeles magazine post – about Zelda’s apartment from A to Z.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



A Tour of Rockhaven Sanitarium

Nov 5th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

Well, here it is – my final Haunted Hollywood post of 2014.  Sad day!    Last September, I stalked an abandoned mental health institution named Rockhaven Sanitarium where Marilyn Monroe’s mother, Gladys Baker Eley, spent almost a decade and a half of her life.  Due to the fact that the place was gated and boarded up, I only got to see the outside of it, though.  So when Friends of Rockhaven contacted me last month to ask if I wanted to attend a tour of [...]



The Knickerbocker Hotel

Oct 31st, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

I don’t think there is any property in Los Angeles, perhaps the world, that has seen as much glamour and as much tragedy as the former Knickerbocker Hotel in Hollywood.  Today, the Renaissance Revival/Beau Arts-style structure, which was once dubbed “The Hotel to the Stars,” serves as a retirement home.  And oh, if those walls could talk!

The Knickerbocker was constructed from 1923 to 1925 and was designed by architect E.M. Frasier.  The 11-story property was the definition of grandeur, featuring wood-beamed ceilings, arched entryways, marble [...]



Latest “L.A.” Mag Post – About the “Thriller” House

Oct 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to check out today’s Los Angeles magazine post – about the house from Michael Jackson’s Thriller – which is, sadly, my last Haunted Hollywood column for CityThink until next October.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.  And you can also check out my friend Owen’s post about a rather hilarious typo on the Thriller house’s Zillow page here.



The Silent Movie Theatre

Oct 29th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

I am very excited to announce that I recently started writing for the L.A. Tourism & Convention Board website, Discover Los Angeles.  I have done two posts for the site so far – one on iconic horror movie locations and another about area hotels that have been immortalized onscreen.  Before I was given my first assignment, my editor emailed me a few articles to use as examples, one of which was written by my buddy Scott Michaels, of the Find a Death website.   The 2013 [...]