The Adventure Continues

TT in the Blue Mountains and Sheldy in New York.

Culture Shock.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Sunset Tower

Had a wonderful lunch with Aussie luminary Jacki Weaver, her actor hubby Sean Taylor and PRISCILLA confrere Nick Hardcastle at the historic Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood.
Jacki is currently making a tv series here in L.A. with Patrick Stewart.
The gorgeous art deco apartment building was completed in 1931 and marketed to celebrities as the "in" place to live. John Wayne, Howard Hughes and Frank Sinatra all occupied the penthouse at some point with other former residents including Paulette Goddard, Billie Burke, Zasu Pitts, Clark Gable,
Errol Flynn, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Caine, Quincy Jones, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Roger Moore.
By 1982, a plan to convert the building to condominiums failed, and construction was halted abruptly with residents still living there. The building had deteriorated and was described as "like something from a war-ravaged land." After a $25 million restoration the building reopened as a luxury hotel in 1988.

A Winter Wonderland

Early February in Hollywood and it's ninety degrees. Global warming? Pshaw!
This is an apartment building!

Monday, February 8, 2016

And a glimpse of the future, too....

Final Week!

with Stephanie Gibson, Joe Hart and Michael McCormick (front)
Josh Walden, Ricky Bulda, Mike Starr, Cooper Stanton, Charlotte Maltby & Caleb Shaw
Some lovely buddies have dropped by to see the show, including actor/writer/producer Kevin Spirtas (R)
Helen Anker, my Eliza Doolittle from the Guthrie in Minneapolis.
Branch Woodman from the Broadway PRISCILLA company brought his wonderful mother Tammy and we celebrated her 85th birthday with lunch the next day.
I will miss these wonderful ratbags in the EMPIRE cast
But I've made some wonderful new mates along the way.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Day Off

Farmer's Market

The Grove

West Hollywood

Santa Monica

Downtown L.A.
Brentwood. Of all the places to find a genuine Aussie pie shop!
I fell off my diet with a sickening thud. But it was worth it.