Originally from London, James Bartlett has been writing about the weird and wonderful side of L.A. since he arrived here in 2004. He has been published in over 100 magazines and newspapers, contributes to BBC radio and BBC online, and is the author of “Gourmet Ghosts – Los Angeles” and “Gourmet Ghosts 2,” murder/mystery/crime/ghost/food and drink guides to the city's bars, restaurants and hotels – they’re available on Amazon and at stores across town.
23 days ago | History
Legend has it that Lucille Ball, perhaps the most famous comedian in television history, used to sidle up to the bar at Boardner's. She was just one of a cascade of celebrities that have passed through the doors at the 75-year-old Hollywood dive, ...
3 months ago | Crime
“Sorry, my brain’s fried right now,” says Scott Michaels, founder of Dearly Departed Tours and Museum. He’s sitting in the museum's new, larger space across the street from Hollywood Forever Cemetery amid an eclectic selection of movie posters, Ho...
3 months ago | Culture
Standing outside his Miracle Mile office, veteran philatelist George W. Holschauer of the Colonial Stamp Company takes a puff of his ever-present pipe and talks about recent press coverage of the world’s most expensive stamp, the British Guiana on...
5 months ago | Art
According to Wende Museum curator Joes Segal, what Trump admires is Putin’s authoritarian streak.
7 months ago | Architecture & Design
When it opened in 1976, the Westin Bonaventure Hotel was a big deal; talking to a cab driver recently, she recalled how her father had taken the whole family to see the opening ceremony. The Bonaventure was designed by architect John C. Portman to...