L.A. SLEEPERS Locations: Beverly Hilton Hotel

L.A. SLEEPERS Locations: Beverly Hilton Hotel

L.A. SLEEPERS Locations: Beverly Hilton Hotel by Dakota Donovan Designed by architect Welton Becket — who also counts the iconic circular Capitol Records Building among his creations — the Beverly Hilton Hotel opened in 1953 and has enjoyed renovations over the decades, while retaining its midcentury charm. The location is a good place to spot […]

L.A. SLEEPERS Locations: Bel Air

L.A. SLEEPERS Locations: Bel Air

L.A. SLEEPERS Locations: Bel Air by Dakota Donovan In my novel, L.A. SLEEPERS: A Hollywood Ghostwriter Mystery, I travel to an ¬†upscale enclave of Los Angeles known as Bel Air — the most affluent neighborhood in the city, located about twelve miles west of downtown. The community was founded in 1923 by Alphonzo Bell (hence, […]

L.A. SLEEPERS Locations: Mulholland Drive

L.A. SLEEPERS Locations: Mulholland Drive

L.A. SLEEPERS Locations: Mulholland Drive by Dakota Donovan The above photo gives a feeling of what it’s like to drive on L.A.’s Mulholland Drive, but no photo can really do it justice. For a driving tour of the infamous road, check out this video. Built in 1924, Mulholland Drive is a ¬†two-lane road along the […]

L.A. SLEEPERS Locations: The Margaret Herrick Library (Beverly Hills, CA)

L.A. SLEEPERS Locations: The Margaret Herrick Library (Beverly Hills, CA)

L.A. SLEEPERS Locations: The Margaret Herrick Library (Beverly Hills, CA) by Dakota Donovan A substantial portion of Chapters 6 and 7 of my novel L.A. SLEEPERS: A Hollywood Ghostwriter Mystery takes place at the Margaret Herrick Library in Beverly Hills — a beautiful facility and heaven on earth for most researchers. The rules are strict […]

L.A. SLEEPERS Locations: Griffith Observatory

L.A. SLEEPERS Locations: Griffith Observatory

L.A. SLEEPERS Locations: Griffith Observatory by Dakota Donovan In my novel, L.A. SLEEPERS: A Hollywood Ghostwriter Mystery, a pivotal scene takes place at night outside the Griffith Observatory. Many people remember the Los Angeles location from REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, the 1955 film starring James Dean. A bronze head of James Dean is now a […]