by gregory davalos

Growing up in LA has made me the most jaded human being alive, and I haven't decided if that is good or bad. I probably sound like a royal douche bag mouthing off about how life in Hollywood doesn't tickle my fancy the way it used to, but it's hard to keep that flame burning after 24 years in the same zip code.

I often fantasize about what Hollywood was like during the golden era of film. When the industry wasn't about celebrity, but creating art. Creating films that told an actual story and took audiences out of reality and into a fictional wonderland. When icons like Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly roamed the boulevard and called this place home.

Playing on this theme, I decided to pay a quick visit to Charlie Chaplin's former apartment complex for a quick shoot. Call me hippy dippy, but you sincerely feel an energy when you walk through the courtyard of quaint bungalows. Charlie purchased the complex in 1936 and issued a bungalow to each of his friends, sweet deal right?

While present Hollywood is (literally) not what it used to be, you can't help but be fascinated by the locations these iconic souls called home in the past.


Jacket: Wasteland Shirt: cOstume National  Jeans: Levi's Shoes: Cole Haan

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