This vintage photograph shows the construction of the Los Angeles City Hall in downtown LA, a building very recognizable to our Elite Adventure Tours guests from all the movies and television shows they have seen where the building is featured. Film crews are present at City Hall as much as any mayor in our history.
Barney's Temple of Friendship, salons included Marcel Proust, Colette, T.S. Eliot, W. Somerset Maugham, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Rainer Maria Rilke, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Djuna Barnes, Radclyffe Hall, Mary McCarthy, and Truman Capote, to name a mere handful. Famously, Ernest Hemingway never attended, although Natalie earned a malicious chapter in A Moveable Feast.
View of Fort Moore Hill, showing the home (upper center) of Mary Hollister Banning, formerly a beer hall built by Jacob Philippi, ca. 1887 | Security Pacific National Bank Collection, courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library
Chavez Ravine residents and public housing opponents protest the Elysian Park Heights proposal in City Hall in 1951. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive, Young Research Library, UCLA. Used under a Creative Commons license.
Amazing footage of F. Scott Fitzgerald and friends. Listen to our conversation about The Lives and Times of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast. http://www.hallicasser-jayne.com