Inside The Spare Room, Hollywood’s Hidden Cocktail Gem
You don’t just stumble upon The Spare Room when you’re in Hollywood—visitors have to seek out the intimate cocktail lounge, located up a marble staircase and tucked behind a dramatic set of dark wood double doors on the second floor of the historic Hollywood Roosevelt. But once you find it, it’s the kind of place
The Restoration of David Hockney’s Underwater Work of Art
When the water moves in the Tropicana Pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt, it seems to dance — in waves, yes, but also side-to-side, back-and-forth, in all directions. It’s almost as if the bold blue curves painted on the bottom surface of the pool are crawling. But there’s much more to those paint strokes than simple
4 Sophisticated Alternatives to Hollywood Star Map Tours
LA is synonymous with celebrities, which may explain why so many tours offered around town focus on the stars. Whether it’s driving by over-the-top homes of the rich and famous, hitting the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or getting shuttled to the sites of notable Hollywood deaths (a bit too macabre for some), there’s no shortage
Women Crush Wednesdays: A Spotlight on Hollywood’s All-Female Comedy Showcase
“I’ve literally spent my whole life with people calling me a [expletive],” Marcella Arguello says on her new comedy album, The Woke Bully. “And in the last year, I’m suddenly inspiring.” The recognition is deserved. Every Wednesday night at The Lab at the Hollywood Improv, Arguello performs and curates the lineup for Women Crush Wednesdays,
Inside Oscar Night’s Star-Studded Governors Ball
Throwing a cocktail party can be an intense undertaking, even for the most experienced of hosts — from planning the menu to keeping glasses filled and guests happy, there’s no shortage of effort involved.
Inside LA’s Vista Theatre, an Icon of Movie History
There are two projectors upstairs at the Vista Theatre. They sit side by side, constant reminders of the single-screen movie house’s past and future: One, a full-fledged, operational 35mm projector, still in use for some of the theater’s throwback screenings, sits to the left; the other, a sharp, but plastic, unit, is set up to
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrates 100 Years
There’s a lot in the history of the Los Angeles Philharmonic of which to be proud. As the organization celebrates its 100th birthday, there are highlights throughout the years: “The Dean of African-American Composers,” William Grant Still, is said to have been the first African-American to conduct a major American orchestra when he picked up
The story of the Hollywood “It” girl
The term “It Girl” has been part of the pop culture lexicon for over 100 years, bestowed upon any starlet with that extra bit of sparkle.
A stroll through Hollywood’s Golden Age
The road in Hollywood (and, by that, we mean Hollywood Boulevard itself, of course) is full of places to eat, drink, and celebrate some of what remains of the industry’s golden age.
The Last Tycoon’s Janie Bryant Talks Vintage Hollywood Costumes
Janie Bryant, the costume designer for Amazon’s new series The Last Tycoon, sheds light on her inspirations for the show’s vintage Hollywood outfits.
When the stars come out at the Hollywood Bowl
Even in a city that prioritizes freeways over sidewalks, the stroll to the Hollywood Bowl is iconic, rite-of-summer.
When the Hollywood Roosevelt Hosted the First Oscars
The year is 1929 and the Hollywood Roosevelt is playing host to stars like Charlie Chaplin and Janet Gaynor for the first-ever Academy Awards.
The Hidden Stars of the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Unlike the old saying about getting to Carnegie Hall, getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame takes more than just practice.
La La Land is impossible not to love
Damien Chazelle’s ambitious original musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone is a stunning piece of film canon.