I live in Los Angeles, so movie history is all around me, like this:
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!
“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)
Alison adds: “It was apparently the inspiration for Raymond Chandler’s book, “The High Window” in which Chandler describes…
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