I Love LA!

It’s an old song. A city’s a city. Get over it.

All those comments could and probably did follow that headline but I’m sorry I simply love Los Angeles, California. We all have cities, places, towns that strike a chord with us and for me it has always been LA. Obviously as an actor I am in love with the movie magic Hollywood holds over the city that’s always referred to as “this town”.

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“I gotta’ get outta “this town”! “This town” is killing me! You’ll never work in “this town”.

But it’s not just the movies. It’s the permanent impermanence of the City of Angels. The only thing that seems to be constant is the sun. Blue skies, sun and temperatures that please your body’s skin. We lived in LA for about fifteen years back in the early 70’s, the 80’s and the 90’s, Laurel Canyon, the Marina, Brentwood, Hollywood and the Valley.  Really after a while, the sun and azure blue skies got to be a little boring. Once doing a play at an Equity waiver theatre on Melrose, we had a rare thunderstorm. The whole cast went out in the alley during intermission just to hear that strange rumbling sound in the sky–that many in the cast had never heard before!!

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Yes, there are the freeways which are moving parking lots most of the time but LA is also the ocean.You’re never far from it even if you are stuck on the 405.

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Los Angeles can surprise me, entertain me and disappoint me. It has done all on several occasions. But whether I’m sitting in traffic, reading a script,diving near Catalina or just watching the waves and the ocean, LA always comes up with something new and it’s usually displayed in bright, warm sunshine.

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