Glimpses of S. Pas.


If only it were this easy…

If only it were this easy…

…sigh. (For those of you who don’t live in Los Angeles, this type of sign points to a movie/TV production location around town. Projects often have code words to identify them to the cast and crew, or perhaps a shortened version of the working title. For all of us, we know what a bully is. [...]

What Was That Name Again?

What Was That Name Again?

The man who built this building, Alexander R. Graham, named it after himself. (The Alexander Building.) Not content with one mere structure as his namesake, he built another one right next to it and named that one after himself, too. (The A. R. Graham Building.) What would you bet he would have been peeved to [...]

Three Azaleas

Three Azaleas

(There’s a country song or a children’s story somewhere in that title…) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Intermission Extended

Intermission Extended

Recently, I wrote about the impending removal of the historic Rialto Theatre’s famous sign. As of today, there may be hope: structural engineer Michael Krakower has been hired to formulate a plan to shore up the sign and make sure it will be able to remain in place. Krakower previously worked on Pasadena’s historic Raymond [...]

No. No entry.

No. No entry.

No entry here.Don’t come in.Go away.Go backsouth with your umbrella,go backnorth with your serpent’s teeth.A poet lives here.No sadness maycross this threshold.Through these windowscomes the breath of the world,fresh red roses,flags embroidered withthe victories of the people.No.No entry. –Pablo Neruda (Okay, so without the high contrast black and white this house isn’t really noir, and [...]

equally dark view of the car

equally dark view of the car

“By the time of early film noir the internal combustion automobile was already firmly entrenched in the American way of life. The country’s ideals of individual freedom, prosperity, and technological advancement all found a perfect symbol in the car, a liberating machine with the promise of personal mobility and control. But as the automobile began [...]

Happy to Oblige

Happy to Oblige

This whimsical convertible van was parked here for almost 7 hours yesterday. (And yes, that umbrella was attached to it.) Given its choice of parking spot, I think it wanted its picture taken… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

2 Columns, Some Lace and a Pot

2 Columns, Some Lace and a Pot

When I zoom in on familiar places, I find all kinds of things I never noticed. I must have driven past this porch a few dozen times but I never really looked at it before. Hmmmm. I feel a series coming on… Update 7:40AM: Thanks to those who let me know my post wasn’t up [...]

In Bloom

In Bloom

I’m not sure what I love more: the red hair, or that almost-hidden anklet. You go, girl. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Sign Off

Sign Off

Yesterday afternoon I tweeted this: laurie allee ‏ @laurieallee Reply Delete Favorite · Open Rumor:historic South #Pasadena #Rialto Theatre sign being removed for safety. Is there hope for #restoration now? #LApic.twitter.com/UsFO9kfG I had it on fairly good authority that our beloved Rialto sign was going to be removed due to safety issues — structural damage [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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