Another Deadly Chicago Heat Wave: 1916

Scroll down or click these links for appendixes on CHICAGO MORTALITY TRENDS and WEATHER RECORDS; and SOURCE NOTES. THIS MONTH—JULY 2020—WAS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHICAGO’S MOST NOTORIOUS HEAT WAVE, which killed an estimated 700 people during a scorching week in 1995. While that tragedy is well documented, a similar catastrophe from earlier in the… Continue reading Another Deadly Chicago Heat Wave: 1916

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

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… Part 1: BEVERLY HILLS AND VICINITY:Greystone Mansion / Beverly Center / Franklin Canyon Park Part 2: MULHOLLAND DRIVE: Mulholland Drive / Fred… Continue reading Looking for Hollywood history and David Lynch’s Los Angeles: Index