Anyone who has ever driven on the I-10 Freeway east of downtown Los Angeles has most likely noticed the A-line, red-roofed building that towers over the skyline to the south. That building is Bob Hope Patriotic Hall. I have passed by it hundreds of times and have always wanted to venture inside. A couple of weeks ago, while on our way back to the desert, the Grim Cheaper and I finally did. Though the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall website says that the property is open […]
Posts Tagged ‘ Back to School ’
Even though I am a definite child of the ‘80s, for whatever reason I had never seen the 1986 Rodney Dangerfield classic Back to School until late last year. I wound up loving the flick and immediately started researching its locations. I covered a few of them in a September post for Los Angeles magazine, but one that I could just not seem to track down was the mansion belonging to “Tall and Fat” clothing store owner Thornton Melon (Dangerfield). I finally enlisted fellow stalker […]
Be sure to check out my latest Scene It Before post – about Sally Kellerman’s house from Back to School – on LAMag.com. My columns typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.