My best friend, Robin, who lives in Switzerland, just arrived in California for a surprise, last-minute visit. I am so BEYOND excited, you don’t even understand! I will be taking the next two weeks off to spend time with him, but will be back on Monday, March 24th with a new post. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out Scene It Before, my weekly L.A. magazine column, here.
This and That
I have been burning the candle at both ends lately and am finding that between taking care of my dad (which is a full-time job in and of itself), keeping up with my blog and writing for Los Angeles magazine, that there are just not enough hours in the day to get everything done. So I will be taking Thursdays “off” from now on – well, sort of. My Scene It Before column for L.A. magazine runs each Thursday, so I’ll be writing that in [...]
I am heading to L.A. today and staying through the weekend – my favorite weekend of the year. Yep, it’s that time again – time for the Academy Awards. I am SO excited and am not even going to let the torrential rain that is supposed to be falling the entire time we are there dampen my spirits.
I promise to be back next week with an all new post. In the meantime, be sure to check out my latest article for L.A. magazine on Thursday.
One of the most infamous (and humorous) scandals to ever rock Tinseltown involved my girl Miss Marilyn Monroe and her second ex-husband, legendary baseball player Joe DiMaggio. (Their relationship wasn’t always sunshine and roses.) Known as the Wrong-Door Raid, it occurred in the late night hours of November 5th, 1954, but did not become public knowledge until almost a year later. I stalked the apartment building where the raid took place – at 8122 Waring Avenue in West Hollywood – last summer, initially planning to [...]
This weekend was a whirlwind that included a spectacular Valentine’s Day with the Grim Cheaper, a (VERY crowded, but fun) trip to Disneyland with Miss Pinky Lovejoy of the Thinking Pink blog and her husband, Keith Coogan, and seeing Air Force One in person (can’t get more presidential than that!). I, unfortunately, did not have any time to write a post for today or tomorrow, but I will be back on Wednesday with a whole new location. I hope all of my fellow stalkers are [...]
Parisian Florist – The Flower Shop Joe DiMaggio Used to Send Roses to Marilyn Monroe’s Gravesite for 20 YearsFeb 14th, 2014 | By Lindsay | Category: This and That
As a child, I remember often hearing about the weekly delivery of roses that Joe DiMaggio sent to the grave of his former wife, Miss Marilyn Monroe, for two full decades. This was long before my obsession with the blonde bombshell had taken hold, but the gesture stuck with me as an extraordinary act of love, the ultimate valentine, if you will – especially considering that The Yankee Clipper was married to the starlet for less than a year. So when I recently came across [...]
I was in L.A. all day yesterday taking care of some things and did not have time to write a new post for today, but you can check out my latest column for L.A. magazine – about Reed’s flower shop from Valentine’s Day – here.
This week is going to be rather hectic for me – I am traveling to L.A. for a brief visit, buying a new car and my dad is having surgery – so I most likely will not be able to do any blogging. I will be back next Monday, though, with a whole new location. In the meantime, you can check out this fun interview I did with Pop Speaking last week.
Until next time, Happy Stalking!
One location that had been on my To-Stalk list for what seemed like ages was the Hawthorne-area home where my girl Miss Marilyn Monroe spent the first eight-and-a-half years of her life. Fellow stalker Lavonna had texted me the address years ago, but because I so rarely find myself in that neck of the woods, I was never able to make it out there. Until a couple of weeks ago, that is, when I realized that the residence was not too far from a hotel [...]
A couple of months ago, my favorite desert radio personalities “Bulldog” Bill Feingold and Kevin Holmes interviewed Tyson Wrensch, co-author of Until Someone Gets Hurt. The book, which chronicles the disappearance and murder of 74-year-old Palm Springs retiree Clifford Lambert at the hands of five San Francisco-based grifters (27-year-old playboy Daniel Garcia, 26-year-old Nepalese expat Kaushal Niroula, 26-year-old bartender Miguel Bustamante, 69-year-old attorney David Replogle, and 30-year-old former Marine Craig McCarthy), sounded absolutely intriguing and I ordered it immediately. Sadly, it turned out to be [...]