All About Ann Dvorak Over at “Dear Old Hollywood”

Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 302

Do you ever watch a movie filmed on location somewhere and wonder, “gee, I wonder where they shot that?” I do that frequently, and will sometimes even take the step of searching the web to see if someone has taken the time to figure it out. Fortunately, there are people like Robby Cress over at the Dear Old Hollywood blog who not only digs up the info on specific locations, but also take the time to share it with us.  Robby, not only posts his findings on the blog, but illustrates them with then & now images and additional background info. And I thought blogging about Ann Dvorak took a lot of effort!

Robby was kind enough to give me and Ann Dvorak some major real estate over at Dear Old Hollywood this week, and he even cleverly found a way to indulge my love of Ann AND Los Angeles. So, go take a look at the interview but stick around for the marvelous location posts including one on the 1933 Dvorak feature College Coach.


  1. Scott October 29, 2013

    For classic movie fans, it just doesn’t get much better than ‘Dear Old Hollywood’ (was about to abbreviate it to DOH, but thanks to a certain long-running cartoon television show on the FOX network, that might cast an unintended comic undertone) and ‘‘.

    ‘Ann Dvorak’s Los Angeles’ has become my favorite part of this series. The first class detective work that Robby does in finding and matching up location posts from those long-ago features is _____ (‘fabulous’, ‘outstanding’, ‘terrific’, ‘un-freakin-believable’ — choose your favorite adjective.)

    From someone who is not an LA resident and can’t see the different locations for myself, thank you both.

  2. admin October 29, 2013

    Could not agree more about DOH (hehe). I have a couple more Ann Dvorak Los Angeles posts to pound out, so we’re not done yet!

  3. Mike October 29, 2013

    What Scott says!

    Oh, and another excellent interview.

    I stand by my proposition that the life of a librarian is inherently romantic, especially if one works at the LA Central Library. I would camp out in that section that contains the bios of Hollywood figures and not be seen for days, weeks, months……………

  4. admin October 30, 2013

    Working at Central can be well and good, so I will spare you the horrors that take place in a large urban library.

  5. Robby October 30, 2013

    Thanks again Christina for taking the time for the interview. The story of your journey getting this book together is an interesting story in and of itself.

    And thanks to your kind readers here and their flattering comments regarding Dear Old Hollywood!

    Kind regards,

  6. admin October 30, 2013

    My pleasure Robby. I really appreciate the kind words and opportunity to spread the gospel of Ann.

    I hope you’ll be able to stop by the book launch party and the little one is more than welcome!

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