Alla Nazimova at the “Garden of Alla” – her home on Sunset Blvd

Alla Nazimova was the original resident of the house which she nicknamed the Garden of Alla as a pun on a popular 1910s novel (and later Dietrich movie) “The Garden of Allah.” Here she is seen pruning the driveway long before she turned the place into the quickly legendary hotel:

Alla Nazimova prunes the Garden of AllaAlla was a woman of many extraordinary talents, but I suspect laying tile was not one of them. It looks like she was just “helping”:

Alla Nazimova "helping" a workman at the Garden of Alla

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One Response to Alla Nazimova at the “Garden of Alla” – her home on Sunset Blvd

  1. Thank you my friend – These are great photos. Love always, L