Monday, July 21, 2014

Date:  July 21, 1927                                             Weather: Hot, sunny

 Place:  Hollywood                                         From  Los Angeles     

Via: Universal City

 Impressions: Today was an intensely interesting day spent at Hollywood in the Universal Studios.  We were accompanied by Mr Fuller's Secretary who arranged for our admittance. It is almost impossible to get in otherwise. We saw three pictures actually in the "shooting" The titles were "the Four Flusher" (with Wesley Ruggles directing, Marian Nixon ), "Dangerous Trails",  and " Jesse James" with  Jack Purin and keath-kut

The first was an office scene. Acting is certainly tedious. One part is taken over five or six times sometimes all day. We saw one act which was especially interesting. The hero waas shot and fell over and over again. Music is played all during the acting. The actors often talk about loud. Larg fans were used to keep the actors cool.

Tonight we went to the Pantages and saw DOug Fairbanks Jr in Zat Lo  He is the bunk but the picture was fine funny los Vaudeville followed.

Jesse James (1927) Poster

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Date:  July 20, 1927                                             Weather: Unusual sultry- hot and a few raindrops

 Place:  Los Angeles, Cal                                           From  Los Angeles     

Via: Hollywood and back

 Impressions: Daddy and Uncle Frank visited laundries all day while we went shopping. We bought three dresses, three hats, a curling iron and a flower. Tonight Mr and Mrs Truman took us to the Los Angeles Athletic Club for dinner and then out the Hollywood to the "Chinese" a marvelous place. The exterior as well as the interior is like a Chinese Palace. guards walk up and down the walls. Palms grow in the front and the usherettes are in Chinese costume some actually Chinese girls. The production King of Kings was played. It was simply super fine . In the concrete in from of the theater are the hand and footprints as well as signatures of Mary Pickford, Doug Fairbanks , the Talmadge sisters etc.

The King of Kings (1927) Poster

Pictures from and

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Date:  July 19, -Tues                                             Weather: Same- Great

 Place:  Los Angeles to                                          From  San Monica and back       

Via: A 45 minute drive thru the city and its suburbs "Los Angeles."

 Impressions: We had our first dip in the Great Pacific after rising rather late and eating breakfast and dinner together. We went out to "Pacific Beach at San Monica. The entire beach was studded with bright colored parasols and with swimmers lying in the sand or in the surf. The was was very salty much more as than I expected. The waves were easily six or more feet high and dashed up against us in long breakers. It was perfectly thrilling. The water was warm too.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Date:  July 18, -Monday                                             Weather: Fine-sea

 Place:  Los Angeles                                           From  San Diego       

Via: Coast- sea shore road via Long Beach

 Impressions: We traveled most of the day today and ware staying at the Biltmore, a marvelous hotel. Los Angeles is a very congested city. All the way over here we could see people swimming in the seas. The bright colored parasols were marvelous. Long Beach is one of the fashionable places. A beautidul beach. We had dinner at a Spanish Cafe at San Comenius. We tasted enchiladas. Whew are they hot!!!! The tide came in as we finished. We saw the first show in a month tonight at theMetropolitan. Rube  was the headliner with an orchestra of 41 concert jazz artists. Four dancers and singers the picture Adolphe Menjou in "Service for Ladies."

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Date: Sun, July 17, 1927                                             Weather:Sun- ideal

 Place:  Tia Juana-San Diego                                         From  San Diego       

Via: Car over the Mexican border

 Impressions: This has been one of the "most thrilling" days so far. We drove out to the World's Fair Grounds and saw the beautiful buildings that were erected there in 1915. The grounds are beautiful- a botanical garden. Then we went on to Tia Juana. That place is a revolation. It is the Monte Carlo of the western hemisphere. There are rows of saloons on all the streets where men and women are drinking, dancing if you can call it that, and playing at roulette wheels and slot machines. Mexican and white alike join the tussel. The music is savage jazz and beer is sol by the pitcher. Tonight the San Diego laundrymen entertained us at dinner.

We are staying at the US Grant Hotel.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Date: Sat., July 16, 1927                                             Weather: Fine - Cloudy then sunny

 Place:  San Diego                                            From  Santa Francisco Maria        

Via: Concrete roads along the sea

 Impressions: We rolled out at 5:00AM this morning in order to get to Tia Juana by sunday. We traveled all day and made 385 miles. Tonight we are stopping at the US Grant Hotel, a lovely place. All along the way were huge orange, olive and fig groves. The entire country is populated with flat roofed stucco houses. We also saw our first glimpse of the oil fields. "Signal Hill" has about 300 pumps to a block I think; just thick with scandling. We saw the sun set on the Pacific. It certainly was marvelous. It sunk right in the sea. Long Beach was great. We passed thru there.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Date: Friday, July 15th                                              Weather: Fine - Cool, warm and sunny

 Place:  Santa Maria (Hotel)                                             From  San Francisco         

Via: Concrete roads along the Pacific

 Impressions: Today Uncle Frank and Hope and ourselves started for Los Angeles and hope to see the fun at Tia Juana, Mexico, Sunday. We had dinner at the Alpine Tavern, a charming place with old fashioned china. We had our first taste of abalone. It is fine. This morning we had fresh figs with cream for the first time. Tonight we are at Santa Maria Inn, a beautiful place. Some peculiarities we noticed today were Training Schools for Police Dogs, Gold Fish Hatcheries, Groceterias, the predominancy of silver money. Saw Stanford U. and visited its chapel which is all mosaic work. It is certainly wonderful.