Looking for Hollywood history and David Lynch’s Los Angeles: Part 7

MISCELLANEOUS MOVIE LOCATIONS See an INDEX for this series of blog posts. In this part: The Firestone from Lost Highway / Echo Lake Park / Chili John’s / Handy Market / Point Dume / Lankershim Arts Center / Burbank Water and Power / The Music Box Steps / Venice Beach and Santa Monica / The … Continue reading Looking for Hollywood history and David Lynch’s Los Angeles: Part 7

Looking for Hollywood history and David Lynch’s Los Angeles: Part 6

SOUTH L.A. AND VICINITY See an INDEX for this series of blog posts. In this part: Doheny Mansion / “Winkie’s Diner” / The diner that inspired Winkie’s / “Eat at Judy’s” (Rudy’s) / The lot where Tyler Durden’s house was / Point Fermin Park / Pelican Cove Park During my visit to L.A., I spent … Continue reading Looking for Hollywood history and David Lynch’s Los Angeles: Part 6

Looking for Hollywood history and David Lynch’s Los Angeles: Part 5

DOWNTOWN L.A. See an INDEX for this series of blog posts. In this part: “Nite Owl Café” / Safety Last! / The door to Club Silencio / The Banks-Huntley Building / “Twin Peaks Savings & Loan” / The Tower Theatre / Hotel Barclay / Fire Station No. 23 / The Bradbury Building / The Million … Continue reading Looking for Hollywood history and David Lynch’s Los Angeles: Part 5

Looking for Hollywood history and David Lynch’s Los Angeles: Part 4

HOLLYWOOD See an INDEX for this series of blog posts. In this part: Paramount Studios / The Hollywood Walk of Fame / The death scene in Inland Empire / The Frolic Room / Cinerama Dome / Alto Nido Apartments / Hollywood Center Motel / Hollywood Athletic Club / Crossroads of the World / Capitol Records … Continue reading Looking for Hollywood history and David Lynch’s Los Angeles: Part 4

Looking for Hollywood history and David Lynch’s Los Angeles: Part 3

GRIFFITH PARK, ETC. See an INDEX for this series of blog posts. In this part: The Snow White Cottages, a.k.a. Sierra Bonita / Snow White Café / Griffith Observatory / Bronson Caves / The Hollywood Sign and Sunset Ranch / The tailgating scene from Lost Highway? THE SNOW WHITE COTTAGES, A.K.A. SIERRA BONITA “It’s right … Continue reading Looking for Hollywood history and David Lynch’s Los Angeles: Part 3

Looking for Hollywood history and David Lynch’s Los Angeles: Part 2

MULHOLLAND DRIVE See an INDEX for this series of blog posts. In this part: Mulholland Drive / Fred and Renee’s house from Lost Highway / The walk down from Mulholland Drive / Aunt Ruth’s apartment / Pink’s Hot Dogs “I want to know if there was an accident on Mulholland Drive.” David Lynch named his … Continue reading Looking for Hollywood history and David Lynch’s Los Angeles: Part 2

Looking for Hollywood history and David Lynch’s Los Angeles: Part 1

I went to Los Angeles. I looked for locations where some of my favorite L.A. movies were made. Especially the films of David Lynch, but others, too. Here’s what I saw and learned… BEVERLY HILLS AND VICINITY See an INDEX for this series of blog posts. In this part: Greystone Mansion / Beverly Center / … Continue reading Looking for Hollywood history and David Lynch’s Los Angeles: Part 1

Looking for Hollywood history and David Lynch’s Los Angeles: Index

Part 1: BEVERLY HILLS AND VICINITY:Greystone Mansion / Beverly Center / Franklin Canyon Park Part 2: MULHOLLAND DRIVE: Mulholland Drive / Fred and Renee’s house from Lost Highway / The walk down from Mulholland Drive / Aunt Ruth’s apartment / Pink’s Hot Dogs Part 3: GRIFFITH PARK, ETC.:The Snow White Cottages, a.k.a. Sierra Bonita / … Continue reading Looking for Hollywood history and David Lynch’s Los Angeles: Index

Where Chicago’s 1919 race riot began

The landscape along Lake Michigan on Chicago’s South Side has utterly changed over the past century. If you’re looking for the beaches where Chicago’s race riot erupted on July 27, 1919, you won’t find them. As I was researching a history of the riot for Chicago magazine, I searched for maps, documents, and details that … Continue reading Where Chicago’s 1919 race riot began