Sphinx unearthed from 1923 Cecil B. DeMille movie set
Buried beneath the shifting sands of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes is a story of Biblical proportions.
In 1923, legendary filmaker Cecil B DeMille built an epic Egyptian dreamscape on California’s Central Coast for his silent, The Ten Commandments.
Twenty one giant sphinxes lined the path to an 800 foot wide temple. Legend has it that after filming was done, the set was too expensive to move and too valuable to leave for rival film makers to poach - so DeMille had it pushed into a trench and buried.
And so there the Sphinxes lay, entombed in graves of sand, where they were mostly forgotten.
Read the rest here; http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-1018-sphinx-dunes-20141018-story.html
The Golden Gate Bridge ~ by Fred Lyons
The Sisters G in the King of Jazz c.1930
San Fransisco, by Fred Lions c.1940s
My nigh out ~ Hallowe’een
c.1919 Halloween postcard from my collection
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Hollywood’s The Cat & Fiddle Officially Turns off the Patio Lights on December 15;
Big news out of Hollywood over the weekend. The Cat & Fiddle on Sunset, that 32-year old patio courtyard restaurant/bar known for their big holiday parties and long-relaxed smoking policy, is shutting down December 15.
(this breaks my heart :( )
Having fun with the LAPD!! c.1928