Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Jiyayr Zorthian’


A World All Its Own: Zorthian Ranch

A World All Its Own: Zorthian Ranch
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A commune. An art studio. A junkyard. A personal Utopia. Beatniks, intellectuals, bohemians. “The Dionysus of the Altadena foothills”¹ During the Open Studios weekend at the beginning of June, we entered the world of Zorthian Ranch. That was 2½ hours that easily could’ve been all day. We imagine we looked like the 6-year-old feels walking […]

Bohos Behave Themselves at Altadena Shindig

Bohos Behave Themselves at Altadena Shindig

I didn’t live in Pasadena back in the glory days of Jiyayr Zorthian’s famed and rather decadent parties/happenings, but I’ve read Larry Wilson’s descriptions. What I saw on Saturday at Altadena Heritage’s tribute to Zorthian and fellow merrymaker Gus Albrecht was a thoroughly civilized affair, with nary a naked nymph in sight. Zorthian might have […]

A Highbrow Weekend for Altadena Bohos

A Highbrow Weekend for Altadena Bohos

A lively bunch of Altadenans and Pasadenans, led by Altadena historian Michele Zack and her colleagues at Altadena Heritage, are bringing back the spirit of legendary Altadenans Jiyayr Zorthian and Gus Albrecht this weekend, and arts lovers won’t want to miss it. Fifty years after artist Zorthian and chemistry professor and musician Albrecht put on […]

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