I took this photo of actor and Warhol disciple Joe Dallesandro at the infamous Brevoort Hotel where he resides in Hollywood.

The Chandler-esque Brevoort, built in the 1920s and originally known as the Warner-Kelton, was in 1946 home to Elizabeth Short, also known as The Black Dahlia. Clara Bow’s lover (and future mother-in-law!) Tui Lorraine lived there in the 1920s and Cary Grant kept one of the rear bungalows as his trysting place. Actress Pert Kelton was resident and part owner early on and the songwriting team of Rodgers and Hart lived there and the hotel inspired them to write their song “There’s a Small Hotel”. Silent film star Monroe Salisbury, who had been in many Cecil B. DeMille films, wound up employed at the hotel as a night clerk before dying of a fractured skull in the mental institution where he spent 1935, his final year.

A sign above the main entrance to the Brevoort reads “Joyously Enter Here”.

©Jim Herrington

My new pictorial masterpiece, “Nick Lowe Throws a Snowball”, accompanies the recent news of the music legend’s forthcoming December tour (with full band). Not to be missed.

Photo ©Jim Herrington

Four years ago I was on the cement-lined banks of the LA River at the entrance to the tunnel that opens up under the 6th St. Bridge poised to photograph Dead Rock West for their, at the time, new album cover. Suddenly, a pigeon fluttered down from the heavens and expired right at our feet. If it was a sign we never deciphered it, however I did train my Hasselblad on the deceased fowl and preserved it’s demise on a few frames of Tri-X film.

Dead Rock West have re-released this fine album on 180 gram red vinyl and whilst hobnobbing last night with songbird extraordinaire Cindy Wasserman and her multi-talented beaux Patrick Dennis (who redesigned the album packaging) I snapped this photo of our departed feathered friend who now graces the inner album sleeve.