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    Hollywood Holiday

    In search of romance? Romance of a thousand different varieties? Romance of sun and sea, of mountains and timeless desert? Romance of seeing with your own eyes the glamorous world of movieland? For all these pleasures and more, a Hollywood vacation is the answer.

    If sports are your greatest thrill, you’ll find it easy to swim, sail, aquaplane, water ski. Or you may prefer to have a go at tennis, horseback riding, hiking, volleyball, handball, miniature or standard golf.

    There are miles of window-shopping for the gift-buyer. Or you may be enchanted to investigate and buy some of California’s own styles for yourself.

    In Hollywood you may exercise your curiosity by seeing motion-picture stars in the flesh, by watching radio and TV broadcasts, by visiting airplane factories, the Griffith Park planetarium or the nearby Mount Wilson Observatory.

    If you yearn for culture, your fun may lie in seeing a play at Pasadena Community Playhouse, the Huntington Hartford Theatre, the Players’ Ring or other legitimate theatres. You may, if you desire, prowl miles of art galleries and museums. You may hear symphonies under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl.

    Dining out is an international matter in Hollywood. You may dine in Sweden at Scandia, in Paris at Perino’s, in Hawaii at Luau, in Italy at Villa Nova, in the good old USA at Captain’s Table, Jack’s at the Beach, Barney’s Beanery, or the Brown Derby.

    Part of the fun of a Hollywood vacation is the trip itself. You have your choice of traveling by plane, train or streamlined bus.

    Since last year almost all transportation companies have arranged budget plans permitting you to make a small down payment on a trip, take the trip, finish paying for it in comfortable monthly installments. If you live in a big city, consult a good travel agency about these plans. If you live in a small city, talk to the local representative of the rail, bus or airline company, or inquire through Photoplay’s own service which is noted on page 98.

    Next problem: What shall I take along? There are a number of general hints on what you’ll need for a Hollywood vacation. California nights are cool and days are usually hot. Thus you’ll be happiest with a wardrobe of light cool dresses for daytime wear, with a topper for evening use. In addition, one simple dark suit and one simple and one dressy blouse will take you almost anywhere. A basic dark dress and a pair of comfortable shoes round out the essentials.

    Aside from the clothes you take with you, you may also wish to buy other clothes in California. Its sports clothing is world famous, and you may wish to buy bathing suits, casual cottons or party separates after you arrive. The shopping is all part of the fun here, too.

    Upon arriving in Los Angeles, the first thing to do is secure a map of Southern California.

    If you are driving, get a map from any service station. If you have arrived by bus, train or plane, your hotel will ay have a guide book available.

    The second move for a quick survey of the city is to take a Gray Line Bus Tour, or two or three. These tours are arranged so that you get the most enjoyable experience at the least possible expenditure of time and money.

    The Gray Line collects travelers from each of the major hotels (Ambassador, Beverly Hills, Beverly Wilshire, Roosevelt, Knickerbocker, Biltmore, etc.) and returns them to the same hotel or the route-point of their choice.

    Tour #5 sets out daily (excepting Sundays & holidays) at 9 A.M. or at 2 P.M. It takes three hours and costs $4.30, including tax. You are whisked past Angeles Temple, founded by the celebrated evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson, and now presided over by her son, Dr. Rolf McPherson. You go through Griffith Park, past the Riverside Rancho, the Walt Disney Studios, the Toluca Lake homes of such stars as Bob Hope and Dana Andrews. Lakeside Golf Course is also on the route. You also go through Universal-International Studios, where it is likely (if you’re on the morning tour) that you will see Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie, Rory Calhoun, Jane Wyman, Joan Crawford or any of a dozen other stars on their way to luncheon at the commissary. On your return, you will go past the world-famed Hollywood Bowl.

    Gray Line Tour #2 leaves at 9 A.M. or at 2 P.M. daily the year around. It costs $3.35 and it takes three hours. You see the original Brown Derby Restaurant (built in a hat shape). You will see Hollywood Boulevard and you pause in the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to scan the footprints of celebrities left on concrete. You will visit the campus of UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles). Also, along the way, you will glimpse the baronial estates of the stars. And as your bus reaches the coastal highway, you will see the Pacific in all its beauty.

    Gray Line Tour #6 leaves daily at 9:30 A.M. and 2:30 P.M., takes vee hours and costs $3.10. This trip takes you to Forest Lawn, said to be the world’s most beautiful memorial park. Located in Forest Lawn are the celebrated “Little Church of Flowers” in which Virginia Mayo and Michael O’Shea were married, the “Annie Laurie” church “Wee Kirk o’ the Heather” and the “Church of the Recessional.” In the mausoleum there are hundreds of pieces of sculpture, the stained glass window depicting “The Last Supper” and the Hall of the Crucifixion where you will see Jan Styka’s masterpiece “The Crucifixion,” a painting 195 feet by 45 feet.

    Note: Those making this trip should dress appropriately and wear a hat. Forest Lawn is a hallowed place.

    Gray Line Tour #8 is scheduled for 9 A.M. daily except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, costs $2.65 and takes four hours. On this trip you visit St. Sophia Cathedral (Greek Orthodox Catholic faith) whose most celebrated layman was the late Charles Skouras. After that you will drive through MacArthur Park, and then to a radio or TV broadcast, depending upon what is most exciting on that day. Afterward you will be taken to the Farmers Market for luncheon (not included in the tour price).

    Tanner Gray Line Tour #1 sets out daily (excepting Mondays) at 2 P.M. and costs $3.10, employing three and a half hours to great advantage. Even if you are driving your own car, this tour would be an advantage over personal driving from an economy and enjoyment point of view. You are taken through the Los Angeles Civic Center, on past Sycamore Grove Park to Orange Grove Avenue. In the old days this was known as “Millionaire Row” and the Wrigley mansion was one of the great show places. You will see the Rose Bowl, the California Institute of Technology and finally you will reach Huntington Library. Here you will want to see the gardens, art galleries with Gainsborough’s famous “The Blue Boy” and other noted paintings. The historical manuscripts are world-famous, and include a remarkable 14th century illuminated volume of Chaucer’s works. From the Huntington Library, Tour #1 will take you to San Gabriel Mission (35¢ admission is charged so that the grounds and church may be maintained) to give you another insight into California history.

    Gray Line Tour #9 is a night tour, starting every evening at 7 P.M. It takes three and a half hours, and costs $3.10 for transportation. Naturally, any purchases you make on route are extra. This tour takes you through Olvera Street.

    Olvera Street is shabby in the remorseless light of day, but at night it takes on,all the romance of the candle-lighted long ago; Mexican mariachis stroll the street. Mexican shops offer scented candles, handmade laces, handwoven serapes and huarachos. And in the restaurants, you may sample the Mexican hot chocolate made with vanilla and cinnamon.

    On Gray Line Tour #9, you will also see China Town—and drive on past the Mulholland fountain, the Griffith Park Observatory, and along Hollywood and Wilshire Boulevards—in the heart of Movieland.

    Having polished off the short trips around Los Angeles, the avid adventurer should set out on some excursions requiring more time. All of these field trips are recommended for families traveling with children, but adults will enjoy them just as much as the small fry do.

    SOUTHWEST MUSEUM: 234 Museum Drive, CApital 1-1318. (Highland Park) This is the towering cream-colored structure visible to the northwest from the Arroyo Seco (Pasadena Freeway). The easiest way to reach it is to follow, or take, a northbound W car to Museum Drive. (There are signs on the right pointing to Museum Drive.) If you aren’t sure where to catch the W-line car, call PRospect 7211 and ask for Information.

    Southwest Museum (admission free) offers to those interested in Indian lore a fascinating history of the Red Man throughout the Americas.

    The Museum is closed on Mondays, otherwise it is open daily from one until five in the afternoon.

    KNOTT’S BERRY FARM is located two miles south of Buena Park on Highway 39. Buena Park is reached by driving east on Manchester Boulevard, which becomes Firestone Boulevard, which is literally Route 101. If you aren’t driving, the Tanner Gray Line offers a fine Knott’s Berry Farm excursion. The year around, buses leave at 2 P.M. and return after dinner. Cost, exclusive of food, is $3.35. From June 15 to September 16, the Gray Line offers a full day’s excursion on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, leaving at 8:30 A.M. and providing sight of Hollywood Park Race Track, the Beach cities from Hermosa to San Pedro, Fort MacArthur, Los Angeles Harbor, the Long Beach and Signal Hill oil fields (forests of derricks), and Knott’s. The price, exclusive of food, is $5.50.

    What are the charms of Knott’s? First of all, food. Prices are moderate and the food delicious.

    The Ghost Town at Knott’s is its second great attraction. The town is open from 12:30 P.M. until 9:30 P.M. daily and has a saloon that serves soft drinks; a newspaper office that will turn out the story of your trip; and you can take a stagecoach ride or tour part of the grounds on a narrow gauge railway.

    There is a “working” gold mine, a theatre, a rickety hotel transplanted from a ghost town board by board, an assay office and a jail.

    There is a medicine man who plays banjo and sells boysenberry juice, a top-hatted gambler dealing Faro, and a music hall populated by ancient music boxes collected by Mr. Knott over the years.

    In the evening, in a rustic amphitheatre surrounded by authentic prairie schooners which actually crossed the plains, Western entertainments are given—the music, the costumes, the dances are drawn from the last century.

    Knott’s is also a good place to buy gifts for the folks back home.

    CATALINA ISLAND: It is still advertised “In all the world, no trip like this.” The Catalina “season” actually starts with the Memorial Day weekend and terminates Labor Day weekend. During the season steamers make a daily trip, leaving Wilmington at 10 A.M., arriving at Avalon at noon, leaving at 4 P.M. and reaching Wilmington at 6 P.M. During the non-summer months the trip is made by motorboat. If you don’t care to drive to Wilmington, a boat train leaves the Pacific Electric Station (6th and Main Streets) at 9 A.M. and returns at 7 P.M. Round-trip L.A. to harbor fare is $1.04. Round-trip steamer or motorboat fare is $6.42 for adults; children under twelve years of age pay half fare.

    If you prefer to fly, there are two amphibious departures daily, one at 9:30 A.M. and one at 4:30 P.M. from Long Beach Municipal Airport. Roundtrip fare is $13.16, and the flight takes twenty minutes each way.

    During 1955, for the first time in years, most of the usual Catalina Island activities will be continued each month of the calendar. The glass-bottom boat trip takes forty minutes and costs $1.50; the mountain rim trip in open buses takes fifty minutes and costs $1.15. The bird farm is free and fun. And if you love to swim, you will be able to rent whatever equipment you need. During the “season” months there is nightly dancing at the Casino to the music of name bands, and if you wish to remain overnight on the Island, accommodations will cost from $4 to $8 for two. For reservations and information, call the Catalina Island Company, 5555 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood 9-2111.

    MARINELAND: This is a new fun foundation, situated in one of the loveliest of settings and guaranteed to become more beautiful as the months go by and the oleanders, palms, and other vegetation flourishes. To reach Marineland, drive south on Pacific Coast Highway until it turns inland, just south of Redondo Beach; turn right onto the Palos Verdes Estates road and continue along the two-lane highway which works its way around the perimeter of this scenic peninsula. Marineland lies on the southwest elevation of the promontory, almost directly opposite the usually clear outline of Catalina Island.

    The Oceanarium at Marineland consists of two mammoth four-story ocean tanks, 358 large underwater viewing windows, an octopus grotto, and a coral reef tank situated along viewing ramps.

    Within the diameter of the Oceanarium is an open amphitheatre seating 1500 visitors who fall in love with the porpoises as they leap for their food. From this vantage point there is a breath-taking view of the mountains, the coastline, a section of ocean traffic lanes, and the beach.

    Marineland is open from 10 A.M. until 5:20 P.M. during the months of brief daylight, but during the summer it will be open until sunset. Admission: Adults $2.00; Juniors (13-17) $1.00; Children (7-12) $.50. Children under seven, free.

    MARINELAND RESTAURANT: In addition to the Oceanarium, there is a beautiful restaurant which serves luncheon daily from 11 A.M. until 3:30 P.M., serves dinner from 5 P.M. until 10:30 Sunday through Thursday, but remains open Friday and Saturday nights until midnight.

    Prices are reasonable. Dinner for two may be had from $3.00. Reservations are advisable, especially on weekends—call FRontier 7-1547.

    There is also a very pleasant hotel at Marineland, so motorists can spend several days here.

    DISNEYLAND: One-hundred-sixty acres and nine million dollars worth of pure heaven for children of all ages will be open in July. Disneyland is situated near the city of Anaheim, just off the Santa Ana Freeway and large signs will make it impossible to miss.

    At the entrance there will be an American town as it looked in 1900; a frontier town filled with cowboys and Indians; there will be a paddle-wheeler to take passengers along the rivers of America; there will be pen Fantasy Land with a moat-surrounded castle ing Sleeping Beauty, Donald Duck, Pluto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Peter Pan’s pirate ship. At this date, hours of operation or costs are not yet set.


    To know the romance of a city or a country, you must know its restaurants. Good food is important, but when traveling the good food should be enjoyed in romantic surroundings. Atmosphere with the antipasto, music with the meringue glacée—such combinations provide memories to keep forever.

    One of the unique charms of Southern California restaurants is that you may be sitting in the next banquette or at the next table to a famous star.

    (Prices do NOT include cost of alcoholic beverages.)

    Romanoff’s, 140 South Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CRestview 42105. Open weekdays from noon until midnight. Closed on Sundays. Reservations essential. Dress: your prettiest afternoon dress or tailored suit at luncheon; your best cocktail suit at night. This is the most famous restaurant west of New York City, the food is stupendous, and the prices are in proportion. Plan to spend $6 for two for luncheon plus 15% tip; $10 up for two for dinner, plus tip.

    La Rue, 8633 Sunset Blvd. (on the Sunset Strip), BRadshaw 2-2733. Closed Mondays. Open for dinner from 5 until midnight. One of the colony’s favorites. $10 up for two.

    Perino’s, 4101 Wilshire Blvd., DUnkirk 3-1221. Wilshire District. Noon to midnight, daily. Perino’s cuisine is chiefly French but steaks are good! Reservations essential. $12 up for two.

    Dave Chasen’s, 9039 Beverly . Blvd., CRestview 1-2168. Closed Mondays. Other days 6 P.M. until 1 A.M. Cozy with red leather upholstery and mahogany paneling, Chasen’s is always crowded, gay. A suit will take you here at any time. Dinner for two $10 and up. (Their mixed grill is tops.)

    Sportsman’s Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd. (in the Valley), STanley 7-3035. Sundays 4 until 2 A.M., weekdays 5 P.M. until 2 A.M. One of Joan Crawford’s favorites when she is making a picture in the Valley. You may fish for your own trout if you like to. $12 up for two.

    Scandia, 9131 Sunset Blvd. (on the Strip), BRadshaw 2-3959. Closed Mondays. Other days noon to midnight. Small, cozy room with fireplace—reservations essential. Cuisine is Scandinavian. Try Kalv-filet Oskar, Apful cake. Dinner for two, $13 up.

    Villa Nova, 9015 Sunset Blvd. (on the Strip), CRestview 5-9431. Daily 4 P.M. until 2 A.M. Specialty is Italian food; restaurant is romantic, intimate. $7 up for dinner for two.

    Captain’s Table, 301 S. La Cienega Blvd., BRadshaw 2-1267. Daily from 5 P.M. Until 2 A.M. Specialty: live Maine lobster flown in daily, also other seafoods. Informal and charming—$8 up for two.

    Tail of the Cock, two locations: 477 S. La Cienega, BRadshaw 2-2214, and 12950 Ventura Blvd. (in the Valley), STanley 7-1914. Both open 11:30 A.M. to 2 A.M. daily. Southern cooking and the best service in Los Angeles. The Valley Tail of the Cock, especially, is a favorite of picture people. $6 up for two.

    Bantam Cock, 643 N. La Cienega, CRestview 6-8608. Daily 4 P.M. until midnight. This intimate rendezvous combines superior food with charming decor. $8 up for two.

    The Brown Derby, five locations: The restaurant at the corner of Crenshaw and Stocker streets is new this year, and it is open twenty-four hours a day. A boon to the traveler arriving in town at an odd hour. The original hat-shaped Brown Derby is at 3377 Wilshire Blvd., DUnkirk 4-5151, open 8 A.M. to midnight. Hollywood Derby, 1628 N. Vine, Hollywood 9- 5151, coffee shop open from 7 A.M. until. midnight. Main dining room, noon until 11 P.M. Beverly Derby is at 9357 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CRestview 6-2311, 1] A.M. until 10 P.M. Los Feliz Derby, 4500 Los Feliz Blvd., NOrmandy 4-2913, coffee shop, 7 A.M. until midnight. Dining room open noon until 10 P.M. All coffee shops feature moderate prices, excellent food. Dining room rates around $6 up for two.

    Barclay’s Kitchen, 8438 West Third St., WEbster 7143. Open daily from 5 until midnight. This restaurant is locked. You should have a key to admit yourself after having telephoned for reservations. Write in advance to secure your key. Deposit is $1. This dining room is of modest size, but food and beverages are out of this world. Dinner from $6 up for two.

    Cock ’n Bull, 9170 Sunset Blvd., BRadshaw 2-1937. Reservations essential. Luncheon 12:30 until 2:30. Buffet style except for salad, beverages and dessert brought by waitress. Dinner 6:30 until 10:30, same plan. Hangout for celebs. $4 up luncheon for two. Dinner $7 up for two.

    The Trails, 6501 S. Sepulveda Blvd., ORchard 1-1622. Being completely remodeled as this is written. Telephone for information about hours.

    Nickodell, 1600 N. Argyle Ave., HOllywood 7-3557. Daily 10:30 A.M. until 2 A.M. Radio and studio hangout. Reservations a must. $5 up for two.

    Frascati’s, two locations: 8117 Sunset Blvd., HOllywood 5-4346 (delightful rendezvous for those in love); 9501 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CRestview 5-9702. (Garden dining in the summer, otherwise interior with fireplaces.) Open 11 A.M. to 11 P.M. Daily.

    The Luau, 421 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, BRadshaw 2-8484. 4 P.M. to 2 A.M. daily. Fine romantic spot. Food and beverages are Island (Cantonese cookery, rum libations) and the place a paradise. Dinner $10 up for two.

    The Beachcomber, 1727 N. McCadden Pl. (half block N. Hollywood Blvd., near Highland Ave.), HOllywood 9-3968. Reservations absolutely necessary. Daily, 4 P.M. until midnight. South Seas magic, rain on the roof, exotic food. $12 up for two.

    Holiday House, 27400 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, GLenwood 7-2521. Closed Mondays. Luncheon served from noon until 4 P.M. Dinner, 5 P.M. until 10 P.M. Reservations wise. Dinner will be $12 up for two.

    Moulin Rouge, 6230 Sunset Blvd., HOllywood 9-6333. Reservations advised. Decor attractive. Ticket costing $5.70 each entitles patron to dinner, dancing and gala revue.

    Mocambo, 8588 Sunset Blvd. (Sunset Strip), BRadshaw 2-3443. One of Los Angeles’ great night clubs, serving good food. Reservations essential. Dress in short cocktail gown, men in dark suits. $15 up for two.

    Ciro’s, 8433 Sunset (on the Strip), HOllywood 2-7211. Tops in atmosphere, entertainment and food. One of the great night clubs. $15 up for two. Reservations essential.

    Cocoanut Grove, in the Ambassador Hotel, 3400 Wilshire Blvd., DUnkirk 7-7011. World famous nitery. Tuesday is Hawaiian night. Reservations always advisable. $15 up for two.

    Gotham, 7050 Hollywood Blvd., HOllywood 9-1438. Daily 10 A.M. until 2 A.M. Typical delicatessen. The younger film crowd (Calhouns, Madisons, etc.) like to drop in late. $3 for two will do it.

    Barney’s Beanery, 8447 Santa Monica Blvd., HOllywood 4-9988. Daily 5 P.M. until about 5 A.M. Legend has it that if you sit in Barney’s long enough, you’ll see all of Hollywood.

    The Patio, 3077 Wilshire Blvd. (opposite Bullock’s Wilshire), DUnkirk 2-9474. Hamburger is 75¢, ham sandwich $1. Cafe Melange 35¢. Unpretentious, but not to be missed. Open

    11 A.M. until 4 P.M. only.

    Where to Stay

    Listed here are the glamorous, the romantic hotels; the wise traveler will live in one, visit the others, many of which boast fascinating restaurants and shops. Reservations essential.


    Beverly Hilton opening in July, located in Wilshire Blvd.-Santa Monica Blvd. triangle, Beverly Hills—Trader Vic’s a hi-lite, plus shops, pool—$15. per couple, up, up.

    Statler, Figueroa, 7th & Wilshire, MAdison 9-4321, $10. for 2, up; modern decor, downtown location, Cafe Rouge and Terrace Room popular.

    Saharan, 7212 Sunset Blvd. HOllywood 1-9246, near Grauman’s Chinese. Heated pool, modern decor, continental breakfast. $7. up.

    Hyatt House, 5547 W. Century Blvd. ORchard 2-9141, double $10. up. Cattycornered (NE) from Int. Airport, this is spanking new, paint fresh. Owned by Ginny Sims’ “Ex,” it is first of chain of airport hotel-restaurants. All rooms have lanai.

    Disneyland—Hotel planned; may not be ready until fall of 1955.


    Ambassador, 3400 Wilshire Blvd. DUnkirk 7-7011; $15. double, up. Home of Cocoanut Grove and scene of great events. Pool, tennis courts, pitch & put course, movie theatre, Dalzell Hatfield art gallery, shops.

    Chapman Park, 615 S. Alexandria, DUnkirk 4-1181; $12. up double. Opposite Ambassador in heart of Wilshire district. Pool, tennis.

    Gaylord, 3355 Wilshire Blvd., DUnkirk 9-4161; $10. double, up. Next Brown Derby, opp. Ambassador. Big and convenient.

    Town House, 2961 Wilshire Blvd. DUnkirk 2-7171; $15. double, up. Very chic; near Bullock’s Wilshire and smart restaurants. Pool.

    Biltmore, 5th St. at Olive—downtown, Michigan 1011; $10. double. Great Commercial—Biltmore Bowl and Rendezvous Room and Theatre.


    Roosevelt, 7000 Hollywood Blvd. HOllywood 9-2442; $10. double, up. Gasp away from Grauman’s Chinese and Holly Paramount where great premieres are held. “Islander” is gay Hawaiian nightspot. Shops.

    Knickerbocker, 1714 Ivar Avenue, HOllywood 5-3171; $8. double, up. 2 blocks from Holly-Pantages, 2 from Brown Derby-Vine.

    Plaza, 1637 N. Vine St., HOllywood 5-1131; $8. double, up. Opp. Holly Brown Derby; block from NBC, 2 from CBS, also near studios.

    Drake, 6724 Hollywood Blvd., HOllywood 9-2241; $5 double, up. Small hotel on “the boulevard”—convenient lodgings, near everything.

    Hollywood Hotel, 5811 Hollywood Blvd. HOllywood 3-4181. $6. double, up. Historians and traditionalists love this one—all bound with Hollywood heartstrings.


    Garden of Allah, 8152 Sunset Blvd. HOllywood 9-3581; $8 rooms, $16 cottages. Set in garden around pool—charming. Schwab’s 1 block away.

    Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd. BH, CRestview 6-2251; $20 double. up—reserved well in advance. Rendezvous of world famous. Very chic.

    Beverly Wilshire, 9514 Wilshire Blvd. BH, CRestview 5-4282; $16 double. up. Opp. Beverly Hills, Brown Derby. Frascati’s; within walking distance of world’s most glamorous shops. Pool, cabanas, tennis courts.


    Come to Hollywood with empty luggage; take home your trip in tangible form to remember each time you wear a California garment or glance at a home memento. Listed below are shops of particular interest:

    Farmers Market, 3rd & Fairfax. World’s wares in a city block—everything from Guatemalan hand-loomed skirts to Philippine lace. Antique china beside free form jewelry, Brazilian leather & Mexican silver. Have luncheon, progressive style.

    Patsy Brogan, 444 N. Camden Dr. BH. CRestview 5-7126, sells couturiere garments at trifling sums; stock supplied by picture stars who can’t be seen in same garment more than two or three times at most; star’s receipts all go to charity.

    Dear John, 459 N. Canon Dr. BH. See it to believe it: gadgets for your powder room, gifts for your gayest friend with a sense of the absurd.

    Artificial Flower Studio, 678½ S. Vermont Ave. DUnkirk 8-2653; roses smellable in their fake perfection. Lilacs, poppies, tropical leaves—desert foliage at sensible prices.

    Bullock’s Wilshire, 3050 Wilshire Blvd. DUnkirk 2-6161—One of the most beautiful women’s specialty shops (men’s department, too) in U. S.

    Matthews, 9669 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. BRadshaw 2-6655—Where stars buy sports clothing. Sharp, smart, expensive and worth it.

    Patio Shop, 321 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills. CRestview 1-5271—unique lamps, bric-a-brac—visit it for thrills.



    It is a quote. PHOTOPLAY MAGAZINE MAY 1955

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