1. A mid-century modern gem is the Avalon hotel, located a few blocks south of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. I love this place, a boutique hotel that eschews the frenzy and size of better know venues. The Avalon boasts a classic kidney-shaped pool in its courtyard, flanked by a groovy restaurant and balconies overlooking it all. It is an intimate place, convenient to all of the central LA basin. Modern updates respect the original architecture without mothballing it. Marilyn Monroe reportedly stayed here in the 1950s.
|Avalon hotel, Beverly Hills.|
|Grand Central Market, downtown L.A.|
|Biltmore lobby bar.|
|Theater on Broadway.|
|Paramount studios entrance gate.|
|"New York City."|
|It's only a movie set.|