June 7, 2009
Re: "Pinching pennies in Hollywood," June 4: There's no doubt that people are spending less on essentials and incidentals. However, some attractions for tourists and locals alike are free and fun. Case in point: Los Angeles' Metro system, which has glamorous stations at Hollywood and Vine, and Hollywood and Highland. At the latter, in front of the sidewalk entry, free Metro Art Tours start at 10 a.m. every first Saturday of the month. Morley J. Helfand, Metro Art Council Docent Arcadia
April 11, 1994
Mabel Eby, 78, who oversaw the always sensitive ticket distributions and seating arrangements for 44 annual Academy Award presentations and the longest-serving employee at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She came to the academy in 1945, when it was at Hollywood and Vine before moving to Beverly Hills. She retired in 1988 and was credited with knowing more film stars and executives than most of the industry members she served. In Beverly Hills on Thursday after a long illness.
October 15, 2010 |
Another hot hotel has opened at Hollywood’s iconic intersection. Called the Redbury @ Hollywood and Vine, the boutique hotel from Los Angeles-based SBE offers something rare in urban Los Angeles: 57 suite-sized rooms decorated in vivid, vintage style and designed for extended stays. Star photographer and video director Matthew Rolston chose the decor , which includes Oriental rugs, vintage tableware, Victorian curiosities and the latest electronics. Rooms begin at 750 square feet and include kitchenettes, washer-dryer units, roomy balconies and ample closet and storage space.
February 2, 1986
A million thanks for Morrison's interview with Stan Chambers, which brought back some of my most pleasant memories of early television, of Chambers flitting from Hollywood and Vine to the "City at Night" show. (He won't remember an interview at the airport during which he asked a gentleman just arrived from back East, "And why did you come to L.A.?" The fellow arched an eyebrow and replied, "Because I happen to live here.") I also remember spending pleasant hours vicariously at the beach every Sunday afternoon watching "Fun on the Beach," in which he and Dorothy Gardner organized contests and sports for the beach people and for those of us at home.