What do Dorothy Parker and Spiderman have in common? Michael F. Hoover. He’s the Emmy winning (for Children of Dune) special effects wiz in Hollywood, who named his company after the Garden of Allah, where Mrs. Parker, Robert Benchley and Scott Fitzgerald used to hang their hats (and their hangovers).
Michael was cool enough to take time out from working on Spiderman 2 to shoot pix for our page on the Garden of Allah. His company, Garden of Allah Digital Visual Effects, is well-known in Hollywood and he’s worked on loads of movies. His site has the best online history of the old place we’ve seen.
All of our Los Angeles pix were sent in by Angelenos — thanks so much for that. Mrs. Parker’s years in La-La Land weren’t the happiest, but we have some amazing places to visit there that are attached to her life.