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L.A., Here I Come!

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

I am heading to L.A. this morning and will therefore be taking the next few days off.  I have absolutely NO plans for my stay yet , which I could NOT be more excited about!   After the incredibly busy March that I had, I am looking forward to spending some time relaxing, shopping, hanging out with friends (including Miss Pinky Lovejoy, of the Thinking Pink blog), and, of course, stalking.  I will be back on Monday.  In the meantime, don’t forget to check out my [...]

The Wrong-Door Raid Apartments

Feb 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

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 [...]

Happy Presidents’ Day!

Feb 17th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

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 Years

Feb 14th, 2014 | By | 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 [...]

My Latest “L.A.” Magazine Post

Feb 13th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

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.

My Latest Interview

Jan 20th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

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! 

Marilyn Monroe’s Childhood Home

Dec 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

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 [...]

Clifford Lambert’s Former House

Dec 5th, 2013 | By | Category: This and That

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 [...]

Dealey Plaza – Where JFK Was Assassinated

Nov 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: This and That

As most of my fellow stalkers already well know due to the deluge of media attention, today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  I was not yet even a twinkle in my parents’ eyes on November 22nd, 1963, so I did not experience the tragic events firsthand, but they have always intrigued me.  I have read quite a bit on the subject, watched countless documentaries and, of course, have my conjectures – as do most Americans.  While not a conspiracy [...]

Aldo’s Coffee Shop – Where Sonny Met Cher

Nov 20th, 2013 | By | Category: This and That

On the November 4th episode of Dancing with the Stars, which featured singer Cher as a guest judge, contestants Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani danced a Viennese Waltz that adorably reenacted Cher’s first encounter with Sonny Bono to the 1965 hit “I Got You Babe.”  In the segment showing Leah and Tony prepping for the performance, Leah mentioned that Sonny and Cher first met at a coffee shop in L.A.  Well, believe you me, those words were hardly out of her mouth before I had [...]