I love a long shot down LA’s boulevards—they give us a sweeping look at life frozen at a specific moment. This is Wilshire Blvd caught in living color some time in the 1950s when everyone is nicely dressed and actually taking a walk! We can see the Ambassador Hotel on the left, the original Brown Derby on the right, and behind the center palm tree is the Chapman Park Hotel, a place not unlike the Garden of Allah with a main building and a group of bungalows set among the gardens. Not many people remember it now, but I have a page of photos on my website. http://wp.me/p5XK3w-1fe I’m particularly fond of the Zephyr Room and used it as a setting in my 4th book, Searchlights and Shadows.