Saturday, April 12, 2008

Destination: Dresden

This photo is from 1940, the year the Dresden Room opened in Los Feliz. That's bartender Ray Buhen. He created the Blood & Sand for customer Tyrone Power, who starred in the bullfighting film. Blood and Sand originally starred the slice of perfection Rudolph Valentino. The bar still looks the same.

Here's a handful of shots from last night. It was so dim - it's a lounge after all - that most of the photos didn't turn out.

Marty & Elayne were playing last night. The lounge act has been performing there for decades. They performed at The Dresden in the film Swingers, singing their own lounge version of Stayin' Alive.


Richard said...

I would like to comment, but I really don't know what to say. The first photo left me speechless :)

suzannemarques said...

is it the old school bar? have you been there? or just the throwback feel...

Turling said...

While you look lovely, my dear, I can't say the same for every other person pictured at that bar. Horrible.

Turling said...

And, I believe Richard was referring to your legs, love. Second picture. At least, that's what I hope he was referring to.

suzannemarques said...

turling, i didn't even think of that! :)

& yes, some of the style was a bit diff.... some people looked ready for the beach!

i'll be nice. :)


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