Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
The Best Times
Happy New Year to my friends, old and new!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
"Rain maiden-- Miss Linda Cape, North Hollywood,
checks for more rain after slight sprinkle dampened top of her convertible.
Weather defied weather men's predictions and dumped scattered splatters of rain on Valley."
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Ballona Creek photos by Larry Underhill
Labels: Los Angeles
Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Vintage Photo Friday
When I was a kid, I did most of my Chanukah and Christmas shopping on Beverly Drive. We used to ride our bikes there, listen to records at the Gramophone Shop, check out the new Barbie doll clothes at Toy Mart and then do our serious shopping at Newberry's. Can you imagine that Newberry's Five and Dime Store used to be on ritzy Beverly Drive in the middle of Beverly Hills?!! How times have changed!
Happy Holidays everyone!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
WeHoHoHo Holiday Hat Party
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Givin' and Gettin'
Doo Wah Ditty Bag
So, have you finished crafting or buying your holiday gifts?
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
ModCom Xmas Party
Monday, December 20, 2010
Santa Knife Boy
Friday, December 17, 2010
Vintage Photo Friday
Howard & Ida Cooper, Sam & Freda Katz
Front: Sisters Roz and Celia Katz
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Soo Rak San House of Noodles
There is a box on each table with stainless steel chopsticks and soup spoons. Stainless steel chopsticks and slippery noodles should not be put on the same table!!! LOL! Next time I'll bring my own wooden chopsticks.Gracing the walls is a bulletin board next to all of the tables with little post-it notes on it. I'm assuming these notes say nice things about the food in Korean! The service is great and the menu has lots of photos of the food on it to help you order.
When you're craving a comforting bowl of noodles, Soo Rak San is the place!
Soo Rak San Noodle House
4003 Wilshire Blvd. ,#1
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Everyday 10 am - 10 pm
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The End of Kodachrome
Last Saturday Larry took me to The Attack of the 50 Foot Reels Holiday Party at the Echo Park Film Center Annex in Glendale. Flicker Los Angeles is a group focused on giving Super 8 filmmakers an outlet and forum for their short films. Here's how the festival works:
Each filmmaker chooses one roll (50 feet) of KODAK Super 8 film. Tri-x (black & white) Plus-x (black & white) Ektachrome (color) Vision 200 (color negative) Vision 500 (color negative). The filmmakers shoot their films in order, in other words, all editing and cuts that are made, are made IN CAMERA. There are no splicers used. To make sure of this, the filmmakers turn in their "unprocessed" film to Flicker. Flicker hands the film over to Yale film and video for processing. The films are then transferred at Yale to digital video for viewing on the large Egyptian screen. The films are transferred for best color and contrast - NO EDITS or CUTS are made within the content of the film. The filmmakers give flicker their music, soundtrack, soundscape which will be original scores created for their film. The sound is started with the first picture, so if it works it works. It's all up in the air, like life, everyday a surprise. You never know what you're going to get. And that's the way it is with the daring and nervous filmmakers awaiting this year's ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT REELS!
camouflage make-up for jungle use
Larry brought a couple dozen slides that he took of the old Spanish Kitchen on Beverly Blvd. before it was vandalized in the mid-1980's. There were many myths surrounding the closing of the once famous Spanish Kitchen. The real story is here. Larry's slides are fantastic. I must have him scan them so I can show them to you!
Flicker L.A. is a cool group. You should definitely check out their calendar, as well as the event schedule for the American Cinematheque!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
La Brea Avenue
Vintage Holiday Fashions @ American Rag Cie
Monday, December 13, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Vintage Photo Friday
Over the years we lost contact with the Katz side of the family that didn't live in Los Angeles, so it is great to finally unearth all of this information and hear stories about what all of my cousins remember from their parents' and grandparents' stories.
I do remember the photo session below. I was around 4 years old, my brother around 11 and my little cousin, Janet was probably 2-1/2. A professional photographer took posed photos of all of us individually and in groups at Grandma's and Grandpa's house in Beverly Hills.
Freda, Ellen, Sam, Janet, Ken
Thursday, December 09, 2010
The Time Has Come
Portuguese Sausage and Rice with Eggs
Across the street and down the alley from the historic Culver Hotel
Downtown Culver City has become an entertainment and dining mecca. There are lots of high-end spots there now where once stood low-end, family restaurants and thrift shops. Who knows what uber-fancy wine bar will be taking the place of Tokyo 7-7?
Tokyo 7-7 Coffee Shop 3839 Main St, Ste B, Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 204-5728