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pondering pig

I like Pasadena. Except the smog. You can still feel the old LA out there, as least as I remember. But it's been eight years since I was there - to bury my Dad. He married my Mom in Pasadena. They met when they were working as young actors at the Pasadena Playhouse. So the old town holds a lot of family memories for me. Thanks for putting these pics up.

Michele

Sorry to hear about your dad. But that's very cool that your parents were actors at the Pasadena Playhouse. I believe Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman started out there too. I think that's where Dustin Hoffman (I love him!) said he acted when I watched him on "The Actors Studio."

And, I think you're right about the smog. It would be one of my favorite places if not for that. The other day was the first time I'd ever experienced it without a blanket of smog. I kept commenting to my husband about how clear the skies were for once. But then again, in Pasadena's defense, I don't get out there all that often. I may just be unlucky enough to usually go on smoggy days.

pondering pig

I remember one time in the Seventies I was walking down Colorado and I stopped at a taco stand, bought a taco, looked up - and there were these giant mountains about a mile away! I guess it was the first clear day I had experienced a clear day in Pasadena. Until then, I never knew they were there.

pondering pig

One more thing. Dad stayed friends with his Playhouse pal Robert Young. They'd go out to dinner when Young was in town. I have a picture the two couples out on the town in San Francisco somewhere - one of those restaurant portraits they used to do in the Fifties. Lloyd Nolan too - if you remember him - was one of Dad's Pasadena Playhouse crowd.

By the way, I'm missing you. Are you working on a longer piece? Or just life and taxes?

Michele

P.P - Yep, life and taxes...which is a much better alternative than death and taxes. But as soon as I'm done sorting receipts, I plan on moving into creative mode (if that's what you could call what I do.) Thanks for missing me.

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