1919: Photo of Anna Mae Wong by Alla’s Pool
Joyce Ralston Payton, who is a member of the Hollywood’s Garden of Allah Novels Facebook Group, posted this photo of Anna Mae Wong to the group. She rightly suspected the photo was taken at the Garden of Alla. Anna Mae Wong’s first appearance in movies was in Nazimova’s “The Red Lantern,” which was released by […]
Was Nazimova’s Swimming Pool Designed to Look Like the Black Sea?
Writing about the Garden of Allah Hotel for Collier’s in 1948, Amy Porter, a longtime resident of the Sunset Strip hotel, mentioned that the shape of the pool was an ongoing topic of debate among her famous neighbors as they sunned themselves by it on languid gin-soaked afternoons. The design of the pool is still […]