"Notes on how things seem from out here in Hollywood..."
Thursday, November 2 - long light with good shadows is the only hint of winter on the way out here. It was in the mid-seventies by noon, with a light breeze off the Pacific and pretty much full sun. And things are still in bloom. The spotted calla lilies were in back end of Beverly Hills with all the twenty bedroom mansions and such, where the big stars and studio heads live - at the curb. The roses were in the Mount Olympus area - garish and new ten million dollar modern homes with columns and fountains (the Greek thing) in the hills between Laurel and Nichols Canyon, floating high above Hollywood Boulevard. This is November out here.