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early hollywood debauchery and decadence amongst a community of bungalows and a grand mansion belonging to a diva from the silent era

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The Garden of Allah Hotel's "Guest Informant" book

The Garden of Allah Hotel’s “Guest Informant” book |

MARTIN TURNBULL - Author of "The Garden of Allah" series of novels set during the golden years of Hollywood

Early photograph of Alla Nazimova's estate before it became a hotel.

Early photograph of Alla Nazimova’s estate before it became a hotel. |

MARTIN TURNBULL - Author of "The Garden of Allah" series of novels set during the golden years of Hollywood

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Composite panoramic photo of the swimming pool and main building of the Garden of Allah Hotel

Composite panoramic photo of the swimming pool and main building of the Garden of Allah Hotel

In the early 20th century, one of the brightest lights on America’s theatrical stage and on its cinematic screen was actor, director, writer and producer Alla Nazimova. Few women shined as brightly but now she languishes largely forgotten and neglected. We are an organization which seeks to rectify that, and are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the artistry of the extraordinary Alla Nazimova.

The ‘Hollywood Garden of Allah Novels’ companion map of Los Angeles and Hollywood

Click to enlarge, then click again for an even larger image. Map by Dave DeCaro at Davelandweb MAP LEGEND #1 THE GARDEN OF ALLAH HOTEL 8150 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood Opened – 9th January 19…

The Garden of Allah Hotel's "Guest Informant" book

The Garden of Allah Hotel’s “Guest Informant” book |

MARTIN TURNBULL - Author of "The Garden of Allah" series of novels set during the golden years of Hollywood

1920s

Anything Goes - Celebrating the 20s: Photo

A celebration of all that's beautiful, strange and exciting about the 1920s, with a few excursions into the teens and 30s.

Alla Nazimova (1879–1945) | 17 Badass Historical LGBT Women Who Gave Absolutely No Fucks
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Alla Nazimova (1879–1945)

Everyone should know about 1930s drag king Gladys Bentley. *Swoons*

Alla Nazimova & Arthur Jasmine in Salome (1923, dir. Charles Bryant) Production designer Natacha Rambova based much of Salome’s decor and costumes on the decadent illustrations Aubrey Beardsley produced for the first edition of Oscar Wilde’s play Salome. The above still is a recreation of Beardsley’s The Peacock Skirt

Old Hollywood

Alla Nazimova & Arthur Jasmine in Salome (1923,...

Alla Nazimova in standing profile

Undated: Alla Nazimova in standing profile

In the early 20th century, one of the brightest lights on America’s theatrical stage and on its cinematic screen was actor, director, writer and producer Alla Nazimova. Few women shined as brightly but now she languishes largely forgotten and neglected. We are an organization which seeks to rectify that, and are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the artistry of the extraordinary Alla Nazimova.

Portrait of Alla Nazimova in Camille directed by Arthur Rice, 1921