After finishing a set building and staging job, Adam Tenenbaum of Silver Lake brought home with him three unwanted chandeliers left over from the project. He had planned to hang them inside but his home proved too small. That’s what prompted Tenenbaum and his roommate to hang the fixtures from the tree that shades the front yard of their corner of West Silver Lake Drive and Shadowlawn Avenue. Now, six years later, The Chandelier Tree is a neighborhood landmark, dripping with light fixtures, many of them purchased at garage sales and swap meets.
Tenenbaum tells the tale of Chandelier Tree in a new video by fellow Silver Lake filmmaker Colin Kennedy.
“They needed a bigger space. They just couldn’t hang in the living room,” Tenenbaum says in the video. “I just thought they were so fantastic.”