L.A. Classics

(above and below): The Wedding Cake — 607 Burnside Ave. Built in 1932 for the Olympics, the French Normandy-style building has a twin a block away on Ridgley Drive. Some say Lucille Ball once lived here. Or was it Lauren Bacall? (above): The Complex — 6200 W. Third St., Park......

The Penthouse

James Oviatt went so gaga for Art Deco that he not only had Albert Walker and Percy Eisen design a downtown Deco showcase to house his Alexander and Oviatt menswear shop, he had them top the building with a lavish penthouse for himself, and commissioned famed glass artist Rene Lalique......
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