girl reporter brie as Lois lane:


from my recent visit to los angeles:

firstly, here is a google satellite view of the bell motel, which was margot kidder’s last residence during her nervous breakdown period:


here is the street view from google:

(as you can see the bell motel on the right just before the tropical fish place on colorado blvd. in glendale has been torn down, when google came through)


here is a new building, where the bell motel used to be: (from recent photo during my trip to LA)


 looks like the tropical fish sign has been painted!


i remember when the “E” channel used to have good stuff on, unlike now.

in addition to howard stern late at night they had really good programs. one of the best was a documentary about margot kidder’s nervous breakdown! margot, who played lois lane in the superman movie, got into a traffic accident — poor baby! she was unable to work for two years. so, she wrote her autobiography, but when it was nearing completion, her computer crashed, thereby pushing her over the edge. from the los angeles airport she migrated toward skid row, then on up through echo park, atwater, and into glendale, where she stayed at the “bell” motel on colorado blvd, which looked like something from the 1930’s. i stayed at a slightly nicer place across the street once. unanswered questions: who paid her rent? how did she support herself? what did she do? i have my suspicions, but i’m not messing with legitimate celebrities because they have power and might destroy me! perhaps she lived off the $ from her acting career, or her ex husband tomas mcguane (the writer!) helped her out. the story margot tells is that mcguane, when they first met,  didn’t have a chance, since margot wore a tartan skirt with saddle shoes!

something like this:   brie727


Russian girl wearing colorful socks:


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