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Today I spent a little time volunteering at the ADSLA table at the Vintage Clothing (and other goods) Sale at the Egyptian Theatre.  Normally I don’t give the racks at vintage stores a second look because I’m always discouraged at what little I can find to fit.  Fortunately, I didn’t have to.  A beautiful late 30s gown was thrust upon me, I tried it on, and low and behold it fit!   I love it when my purse is coerced to give up a few of its hard-earned dollars for pretty goodies.
Lady by Choice - Egyptian Theatre

Lady by Choice - Egyptian Theatre
Since I was finished with my volunteer shift pretty early, I decided to swing by the Hollywood Heritage Museum at the Lasky-DeMille Barn, the first major movie studio in Hollywood where Cecil B. DeMille filmed Hollywood’s first full-length feature film – “The Squaw Man.”  It features props, photos and other memorabilia from the silent era of Hollywood.  It isn’t called a barn for nothing.  The inside today doesn’t reflect its coarser origins, but it really was a barn.  Cecil DeMille rented it to film his feature – the stalls were dressing rooms.
Lady by Choice - Hollywood Heritage Museum
Cecil B. DeMille’s private office is immediately to the right as you enter, with his actual desk and period items to complete the scene.
Lady by Choice - Hollywood Heritage Museum
Lady by Choice - Hollywood Heritage Museum
Lady by Choice - Hollywood Heritage Museum
Lady by Choice - Hollywood Heritage Museum
 Buster Keaton’s projector
Lady by Choice - Hollywood Heritage Museum
Rudolph Valentino’s signature, to his costar, signed as his character, Beaucaire.
Not in its original location, but now close to the Hollywood Bowl, the museum is a nice diversion if you have an hour or so.

2 comments so far.


  1. Anonymous says:

    So bummed that I had to work and missed this.I wonder if there will be another one sometime?

  2. Lily says:

    When will we get to see this lovely frock?

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