Join us this week as we visit with Richard Adkins, past-President of Hollywood Heritage, for insights into the early years of the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, home of the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929. We’ll also talk with April Dammann, about Exhibitionist: Earl Stendahl, Art Dealer as Impresario, her biography of the avant-garde gallerist who counted numerous Golden Age Hollywood players among his clientele.

We’ll also discuss the illegal demolition of Historic Cultural Monument #870 the San Marino Villa in Koreatown, the “Our Skid Row” project seeking input from community residents, the demolition of the exquisite Robinsons-May department store in Beverly Hills and an update on attempts to erect a hillside art sign reading “Glassellland.

All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of July 28th.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

April Dammann’s website and her book Exhibitionist: Earl Stendahl, Art Dealer as Impresario.

Hollywood Heritage website.

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in vintage photographs.

The illegal demolition of HCM #870 caught on video.

Our Skid Row project website.

Beverly Hills’ exquisite Robinsons-May is no more.

An update on the Glassellland sign.


August LAVA Sunday Salon