Hollywood’s “Hightower” Movie Past! “Vintage Los Angeles” Climbs These Legendary Stairs!

I live in Los Angeles, so movie history is all around me, like this:

johnrieber

Vintage Los Angeles Hollywood Hightower

Welcome To The Hollywood Hightower!

I love iconic Hollywood, and it is disappearing – but there is a website that is fighting back! Alison Martino’s terrific website “Vintage Los Angeles” has a wide variety of stories about some of entertainment’s most fascinating haunts, including a great story about this cool building, which has also inspired some of Hollywood’s greatest Artists!

Hollywood landmarks

“Vintage Los Angeles” Rocks!

Here is what Alison posted on her Facebook page for “Vintage Los Angeles:”

“The Hollywood Hightower” is located on High Tower Drive in the Hollywood Hills tucked behind Hollywood Bowl. It was designed in 1935 by Carl Kay – and can be seen in Robert Altman’s 1973 film ‘The Long Goodbye” as detective Philip Marlowe’s apartment played by Elliot Gould. (note: more on this film in a moment)

Raymond Chandler books

Alison adds: “It was apparently the inspiration for Raymond Chandler’s book, “The High Window” in which Chandler describes…

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3 replies

  1. That sounds great!! May be in LA by end of Jan. Shall Keep it in my list. Great if you could provide with some iconic tourist points.

  2. What a cool piece of architecture in your neck of the woods connected to a great writer and story.

  3. That certainly looks like a ‘must-climb’ tower, John. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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