A Pause

There is no Tuesday evening column, because of a social engagement, dinner on Hollywood Boulevard with some folks from Disney, at the Hillview Hollywood – built in 1917 by Jesse L. Lasky, the co-founder of Paramount Pictures, and his brother-in-law Samuel Goldwyn, co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The basement once housed a rehearsal space until Rudolph Valentino turned it into a speakeasy, and Clara Bow found her first home at the Hillview in 1923. It’s been restored. The restaurant on the first floor is supposed to be good. Politics will have to wait. Hollywood calls.


About Alan

The editor is a former systems manager for a large California-based HMO, and a former senior systems manager for Northrop, Hughes-Raytheon, Computer Sciences Corporation, Perot Systems and other such organizations. One position was managing the financial and payroll systems for a large hospital chain. And somewhere in there was a two-year stint in Canada running the systems shop at a General Motors locomotive factory - in London, Ontario. That explains Canadian matters scattered through these pages. Otherwise, think large-scale HR, payroll, financial and manufacturing systems. A résumé is available if you wish. The editor has a graduate degree in Eighteenth-Century British Literature from Duke University where he was a National Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and taught English and music in upstate New York in the seventies, and then in the early eighties moved to California and left teaching. The editor currently resides in Hollywood California, a block north of the Sunset Strip.
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One Response to A Pause

  1. Dick Bernard says:

    My world slows down when I don’t see your post in the morning.
    On the other hand, hope you had a great time, and take a break now and again!

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