Fall definitely isn't the time when "everything gets back to normal" after summer vacations. Just as we think things are back in control, we launch into Halloween and Dia de los Muertos festivities. The back-to-back celebrations, one filled with ghosts and goblins, the other a wonderful acknowledgement of our mortality and remembrance of loved ones. The silly and the profane all rolled into one.
James Bartlett, author of Gourmet Ghosts, and no stranger to the supernatural, takes us on a tour of the Dearly Departed Museum, an interview with Hollywood's good witch and medium, Patti Negri, and tips and gadgets used by Linda the Ghosthunter.
Some might think of Hancock Park, Los Angeles' premiere residential neighborhood, as traditional and maybe a bit stodgy. Not so, as Keldine Hull reveals in her article on its not-so-conventional past. Its ties to Hollywood go back over 100 years.
We feature another eatery that's celebrating a milestone anniversary. Pink's Hot Dogs has grown from a sidewalk stand to an institution beloved by just about everybody. But, best of all, like Musso & Frank's and Miceli's, it's still run by the next generation of the family that started it. Yes, their last name is Pink.
Don't skip our regular features. We have a fun reading selection. My favorite is The Show Won't Go On. We're honored that film critic Leonard Maltin is sharing his love of Hollywood with us. And, our publisher's column Oscar's Hollywood highlights plans for a makeover at Hollywood & Highland.
As you can guess, things really never get back to normal in Hollywood-the most exciting and always-changing town on earth. Venture out and enjoy!