Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A Letter on Hollywood and Vine

The success in saving the Bernard Luggage building has opened up the floodgates of Old Hollywood memory. Here's a letter from the granddaughter-in-law of the architect who designed the building:

Dear Mr. Garcetti,

I just read the article in the L.A. Times on preserving the Herman Building. On behalf of my family, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to you and everyone involved in saving this historic building. Carl Jules Weyl was a distinguished Los Angeles architect and designed many buildings in Los Angeles before he became a successful art director. Our family is honored that after almost 60 years since he passed away, he is still written about as an architect and art director in Los Angeles.


Our family celebrates Mr. Blue's victory as well. We would like to congratulate him and wish him continued success and thank him for the recognition he so cleverly gave on his billboard. Your welcome to give him my e-mail address if he would like to contact me, so that I can thank him personally from our family.

Thank you again for preserving Hollywood and part of the golden era.


The Granddaughter in-law of Carl Jules Weyl Sr.

Linda Weyl