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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 […]

Farralone – Frank Sinatra’s Former House

Dec 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

While doing research on the Chaplin Court apartment complex, which I blogged about last Thursday, I came across some information about an oft-filmed-at Chatsworth-area estate formerly owned by Old Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, that, for some inexplicable reason, I had somehow not previously known about.  The mansion, which in most circles is known simply as Farralone, is a marvel of modern design that just came on the public market for the very first time in history a couple of weeks ago.  And, let me […]

Twin Palms – Frank Sinatra’s Former Palm Springs Estate

Aug 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

Another Palm-Springs-area location that the Grim Cheaper and I stalked two weekends ago while vacationing in the Coachella Valley was Twin Palms, the former desert home of legendary crooner Frank Sinatra and his then-wife Nancy Barbato.  And while I have actually stalked – and even blogged about – this location once before (way back in April of 2008!), since it was in the very early days of my site, it was an extremely short post that did not include any of the property’s vastly fascinating […]

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s Honeymoon Suite at the Ingleside Inn

Jun 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Jennifer Aniston Locations, This and That

As I mentioned in Monday’s post, I spent my recent birthday weekend in Room 148 of the Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs – the very room where Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston stayed during their mini-honeymoon shortly following their July 29th, 2000 wedding.  I first found out about the Ingleside Inn back in April of 2009 thanks to this Jetsetters Magazine article and, as you can imagine, just about died upon hearing that my girl Jen had honeymooned there.   Then, shortly thereafter, the Grim Cheaper […]

Miceli’s Restaurant

Jun 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

After watching Kyra Sedgwick’s Star Ceremony last week, my friend Blaze and I headed over to Hollywood’s oldest pizzeria, better known as Miceli’s Restaurant,  to grab a bite to eat.   Miceli’s – pronounced Micheli’s – opened its doors way back in 1949 and has the distinction of being known as Hollywood’s first pizza house.  The restaurant was started by an Italian couple named Carmen and Sylvia Miceli, along with four of their siblings, who brought their family recipes all the way from Sicily to Los Angeles.  The restaurant is still owned […]

Brad and Jen’s Honeymoon Hotel

May 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Jennifer Aniston Locations, This and That

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, this weekend was a big one for me.  The biggest perhaps!   My boyfriend (of over eight and a half years!!) finally popped the question!!!!!!!!!!!     And I, of course, said yes!  This changes things quite a bit for me, as from now on I will no longer be dragging my boyfriend to filming locations all across L.A.  I will now be dragging my fiance!!    LOL  My boyfriend realized long ago that if he was going to propose to me it had […]

My Kind of Town

Apr 8th, 2008 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes, Marilyn Monroe Locations

While in Palm Springs this weekend, besides stalking Mr. Barry Manilow, I also got to do some stalking of Frank Sinatra’s former desert retreat. I was given Frank’s address courtesy of my good friend EJ over at the Movieland Directory. According to EJ, not only did Marilyn Monroe have her very own special bedroom at Frank’s pad, but this is the same house where Old Blue Eyes once reportedly threw all of Ava Gardner’s belongings onto the driveway after she tried to catch […]