Catching up

On Saturday we took our great niece to the Hollywood Museum housed in the old Max Factor building on Highland and Hollywood boulevards. This was the first stop on our last day of touring with her that also included the Hardrock Cafe, seeing “The Rise of the Planet of the Apes” at the Sunset Boulevard Cinerama Dome theater, and dinner at Musso and Frank’s Grill – the oldest Hollywood restaurant. (The menu is very much in keeping with the age of the restaurant.) She was indeed ready to go home yesterday and rest up.

My favorite exhibits at the museum were of Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday and Jean Harlow. We were there on August 6 – the day Lucy was born and the day Jean died. But,those displays were a very small portion of the museum’s many thousands of items. It would take days to see everything there.

Beautiful Art Deco Lobby of the Hollywood Museum, located in the historic Max Factor Building, originally built as the Hollywood Fire and Safe building in 1913. Today, the building is a recognized historic landmark.

And now it’s time for me to catch up. My assignment for this week is to write an article for Naturally Savvy – I’m the “over sixty” expert for that website, write an article for the Huffington Post/AOL column called Aging Gracefully, and write a review of Chynna Laird’s book White Elephants. I’ve started all three pieces, but I’m far from completing any one of them. But, it was well worth going off schedule for a few days while showing my darling niece around the Los Angeles area.

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