Episode #52: The Golden Age of Hollywood & Salvation

Join us this week as we talk with Jackie Miller of Sister Aimee Semple McPherson’s Heritage Center on Echo Park about the celebrated evangelist’s motion picture connections, including Charlie Chaplin’s mentorship and her friendship with the young Anthony Quinn. We’ll also visit with Southern California tile expert Brian Kaiser to hear about the splendor which was The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and the historic elements that have managed to survive multiple renovations.

We’ll also discuss Irving Gill’s failed Torrance Utopia, the campaign to save Long Beach’s giant donut, tough times for carrot-eating Bahooka fish Rufus, the KRKD radio towers saved and lit up, a critique of the Broadway Streetscape Master Plan, Tony Lovett’s death and. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of February 10th, 2014.

Photo: Entrance to The Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel circa 1928

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Sister Aimee Semple McPherson’s Heritage Center.

Contact form for Brian Kaiser.

Kim’s The Kept Girl book party at Skylight Books.

The Rise and Fall of One Architect’s Modern Torrance Utopia.

Save The Giant Donut campaign taken up by Retro Row merchants.

Save Rufus campaign and L.A. Magazine coverage.

Tony Lovett R.I.P, author of L.A. Bizarro. 

KRKD Towers saved and re-lit.

A critical look at Broadway’s pending Streetscape Master Plan.

The Huntington Library acquires the Ernest Marquez photo collection

Film critic William Bibbiani at CraveOnline.

Book signing for Kim’ novel, The Kept Girl this Thursday at Skylight Books.

Feb’s LAVA Salon

And the Broadway On My Mind series returns in Feb.

March Crimelab

March’s LAVA Salon

Kim’s novel, The Kept Girl, is almost out in print