Friday, March 6, 2015

Home & History

Hollywood finally gets Echo Park film history right

The Mack Sennett plaque was restored and installed at the correct location | Council District 13

ECHO PARK - In 1954 the NBC show This Is Your Life honored film industry pioneer Mack Sennett with a plaque on the site of the Mack Sennett Studio, where such silent film stars as Charlie Chaplin, the Keystone Cops and Mabel Normand churned out slapstick comedies on what is now Glendale Boulevard. It was a nice tribute but for many decades the plaque that proclaims "THIS IS THE BIRTHPLACE OF MOTION PICTURE COMEDY" was installed at the wrong spot.

Developer plans to build around Eagle Rock barbershop


EAGLE ROCK-- The rendering for a proposed 47-unit apartment building on Eagle Rock Boulevard show a white cube at the base of the four-story building. What is that?  That little cube turns out to be the 500 square-foot home of Hubert's Barbershop, whose landlord has refused to sell to the developer.

Demo crew shows up at Echo Park development site [updated]


ECHO PARK -- Workers began tearing apart a Sunset Boulevard bungalow where there are plans to build a five-story, 31 unit apartment complex. The bungalow sits at the top of a steep, 10,000-square-foot hillside lot near Guisados restaurant in an area where several hillside bungalow courts line Sunset Boulevard.