A few nice celebrity websites images I found:
Tribute to Jazz Musician Miles Davis, Urban Mural, Avondale, Arizona
Image by classic_film This striking street mural pays homage to the legendary American jazz musician, trumpeter, and bandleader Miles Davis (May 26, 1926 â" September 28, 1991). Artist: Hugo Medina A bit about Davis, via Wikipedia: Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, together with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion. In 2006, Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which recognized him as "one of the key figures in the history of jazz". In 2008, his 1959 album "Kind of Blue" received its fourth platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments of at least four million copies in the United States. On December 15, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a symbolic resolution recognizing and commemorating the album Kind of Blue on its 50th anniversary, "honoring the masterpiece and reaffirming jazz as a national treasure". Mural's location: Power Boutique 701 E. Western Avenue, Suite B (on building's west wall running down S. 7th Street) Avondale, Arizona From the Avondale city government website: Western Avenue, the heart of Historic Avondale and the cityâs original âdowntownâ, is reinventing itself as an up and coming Artâs District. New shops continue to open centered around the arts and culture of Avondale.
Interior of Hotel San Carlos, Ghost Room with Antique Furnishings, Phoenix, Arizona
Image by classic_film On Halloween morning, my son, my daughter, her boyfriend, and I trekked out to central Phoenix to check out the vintage Hotel San Carlos. This is a posh, old hotel that is still in operation, has ties to the Golden Age of Hollywood, and has a legendary reputation for being haunted. Among the ghosts that reportedly reside in the hotel is a young woman named Leone Jensen, who committed suicide by jumping from her hotel room window on the 7th floor after being rejected by her fiancé. More details about her death and other ghosts are posted here. While our visit was ghost-free, the kids and I had a blast with our unique Halloween excursion. Location: 202 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, Arizona Some historical background, text selections from the Hotel San Carlos website: The Hotel San Carlos was established in 1928, and is a proud member of The Historic Hotels of America and The National Trust for Historic Preservation. 1927: The Hotel San Carlos finally became the hotel project the growing city yearned for when Charles Harris, financed by Dwight B. Heard, purchased the hotel site and began construction. The design was done by nationally known architects, G. Witecross Ritchie of Los Angeles, in the Italian renaissance style. 1928: The formal Grand opening March 20th, 1928 was boldly announced in the Arizona Gazette (now the Arizona Republic). Mr. Dwight Heard, a prominent figure in Phoenix real estate and development, and his partner, Charles Harris, were very proud of their state-of-the-art hotel. It was the most modern hotel in the entire Southwest United States, the first air conditioned, high-rise hotel in Phoenix, and the first high-rise hotel with elevators (hand operated) in the state. It had Italian tapestries, a card room, dancing, and an outdoor sun room. At a time when the latest automobile, the model "A" Ford, cost only 0, the Hotel San Carlos was build at a cost of nearly 0,000! [...] 1928-1960: During this time, the hotel continued to be a hub for the Phoenix elite, political and social, as well as a Mecca for Hollywood stars. Mae West stayed here in 1929 while performing at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams, in "I'm No Angel". It was reported she left orders with the front desk to "not be awaked until 3:00 pm with a bottle of champagne and two glasses." The Phoenix Press Club was founded here. Clark Gable and Carole Lombard spent much of their romantic time here in Arizona at the San Carlos. Gable often referred to Lombard as the "love of his life." Marilyn Monroe was a guest during her filming of Bus Stop. She wanted a room close to our pool on the third floor, so that she could slip out to the deck and sunbath with the least amount of attention. Other stars such as Spencer Tracy, Jean Harlow, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, Gene Autry, and big band artists Kay Starr, Woody Herman and Harry James all spent time here over the years. Governors, senators, and countless other notables, also enjoyed the services of the San Carlos over the years.