“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Danish Pastry…

Posted on December 2, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

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   I spent this past weekend in Solvang, CA to celebrate my wife Laurie’s 50th birthday. A Danish hamlet in the heart of Central California, and northeast of Santa Barbara, it’s one of the special communities that make up the Santa Ynez Valley. There is a copy of the famous Little Mermaid statue from Copenhagen, as well as, a bust of famed writer of fables… Hans Christian Andersen. We visited Nordic-style souvenir shops, and tasted wine from Paso Robles.

   In 1947, following a feature article in the Saturday Evening Post, tourists began to flock to the town. As a result of the 2004 film Sideways, which was set in the surrounding Santa Ynez Valley, the number of wine-related businesses in Solvang have increased appreciably. A noted resident is the daughter of Alfred Hitchcock. Patricia was a fine supporting actress of the 1950s, notably co-starring in the director’s cinematic classic, Strangers on a Train.

   During the holidays, Solvang is a quaint stop to put you in the mood for Christmas…



   Chaucer’s Bookshop is a lively literary store in Santa Barbara. It’s now the newest location to carry my Forgotten Hollywood Book Series. Though they decided to carry my work on Cyber Monday, my visit to this popular spot reminded me that the feel and smell of an actual book is part of the fun of reading. Since becoming an author, I have always supported the foundational idea of the independent book store.

   Chaucer’s Bookshop is located 3321 State St. in the heart of this seaside community.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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