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California, here he comes

Posted by vp19 on 2014.04.05 at 00:43
Current mood: excitedexcited
carole lombard poolside 00a

Unless I'm fantasizing (or hallucinating), I won't be seeing Carole Lombard poolside in a few days. I will, however, be in the town she called home for more than a quarter-century of her life (save for some brief time she spent in Beverly Hills), as come Monday, I'll arrive in Los Angeles and stay there for slightly more than a week.

My primary purpose while there will be to look for an apartment in hopes of moving there sometime later this year as a base for researching film history, something I vowed to do soon after 2014 began (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/663522.html). I've already lined up one interview for a vacancy and hope to learn about several others in a few neighborhoods I'm interested in.

But while much of my time will be spent finding a place to relocate, that doesn't mean I can't mix in a little pleasure with business.

tcm classic film festival night 00

The TCM Classic Film Festival, occurring at roughly the same time as the channel's 20th anniversary, will take place only blocks from my hotel, and while I haven't arranged a pass, I hope to attend some of the films as a standby. Cross my fingers and see how it goes -- and if you're going, and I know Kimberly Truhler of GlamAmor will be there...

kimberly truhler tcm classic film festival 2012

...please say hello; it should be plenty of fun.

And when I'm not relaxing with movies, I have another passion...

los angeles dodger stadium night 00

...baseball. I intend to catch a game at Dodger Stadium, and perhaps also trek over to Angel Stadium in Anaheim:

angel stadium 00

Haven't seen a game at either ballpark in 18 years.

Because of this trip, I may at times miss a day or two of entries...but I'll try not to. If I do, please understand.

Carole shows it's what's up front that counts -- even for her -- in our latest Lombard LiveJournal header, Paramount p1202-392.


(Anonymous) at 2014-04-06 00:16 (UTC) (Link)

Take the train

If you are staying in LA and want to see a game at Angel Stadium, you might consider taking the Red Line metro to Union Station, where you can catch the Metrolink train to Anaheim. The Anaheim station is literally in the back of the Angel Stadium parking lot. Much easier than driving and paying for parking. Plus, it lets you see Union Station, which is beautiful.
vp19 at 2014-04-06 12:34 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Take the train

I've done that before, in 1996...although back then, I used Amtrak, not Metrolink. That afternoon, I saw the Angels' final game at Anaheim Stadium (vs. Seattle) before the football configuration was removed, took the train to Union Station and then saw a Dodgers-Giants game that night.
(Anonymous) at 2014-04-07 01:35 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Take the train

Metrolink is cheaper. On the weekends, it's $10 a day, all day. Check out metrolinktrains [dot] com for schedules. Have fun in LA.
(Anonymous) at 2014-04-07 01:40 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Take the train

On the homepage of the Metrolink Trains is the ad for The Angels Express. Check it out. You can save 50% off Angels tickets if you take the Angels Express from Union Station. It's about $7 round trip.
(Anonymous) at 2014-04-07 16:42 (UTC) (Link)
safe travels!
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