Felix In Hollywood

A Blog for the Smart Set

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Something To Know.....

There was a time before the interwebs, before television actually, that magazines were a major and constant source of entertainment and information.  Everybody subscribed, read and discussed the latest issues.

Magazines themselves were larger, heavier, more substantial than they are now.  None of this People or Us crap!  And many contained extraordinary cover art.

One of the best examples of this was a magazine from out here on the Left Coast.  It was generated by the American Automobile Association or, more specifically, the Automobile Club of Southern California.  It's name.......







Nothing lasts forever.  Westways went to cover photography in 1981.  And while the Great Magazine golden era has passed, the venerable Westways  still  enjoys the 10 largest circulation in the US - larger in fact than People, Time and Newsweek!

Current Jan/Feb 2012 Issue

Why, you ask, the sudden interest in Westways.  Well I'll tell ya kiddies, for starters it's not sudden.  I've been a fan for years.  Oh, and also, the just called The Felix In Hollywood Tour  "The Real Scoop"!  Thank you Westways.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Xmas Cheesecake!

Fabulous singer, actor, writer and lovely friend, Monica Lewis,
does the ol starlet publicity grind with fellow MGM players
Tom and Jerry.  She assures me that they were quite 
lovely to work with.

If you haven't gotten your hands on a copy
of her marvelous bio/picture book yet, 
"Hollywood Through My Eyes:  
The Lives And Loves Of A Golden Age Siren",
treat yourself by going here right away!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

There Never Was....


....who could work a wheelchair like her.  
     Sure do miss her drama.