Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New book about Beverly Hills' super groovy Trousdale Estates

 Those who love mid-century modern houses must check out this new book, all about Trousdale Estates, the ultra-lavish, ultra mod housing development at the top of Beverly Hills begun in the 1950s. Of course many were and are the homes of the rich and famous. The color photos are of Art Linkletter's house.  I retrieved these shots from the author's Facebook page.
The following color photos are of the Art Linkletter house.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Doris Day on the Pillow Talk Set with 1959 Imperial

Marilyn Monroe and a 1962 Chrysler 300H convertible

According to this website, the car was owned by MGM and driven by Marilyn.  The shots were taken by George Barris -- the photographer, not the famed auto customizer. Thanks to Steven M. Price, author of Trousdale Estates, for identifying the location for me:  1515 Blue Jay Way in Doheny Estates, Los Angeles, above the Sunset Strip.
MGM/Marilyn's Chrysler 300H today.
Original advertisement.