1927. Transatlantic telephone calls and transatlantic flight. The Model T gives way to Model A which shoot through the Holland Tunnel. Stalin takes control of Russian and Bavaria lifts its ban on Hitler’s speeches. It’s a new world.
And here in Hollywood, while the pictures begin to talk at you, the old world crumbles away.
Arthur Letts turned a bankrupt Los Angeles dry goods store into the mighty Broadway Department Store chain, and this was his home to prove it.
Please do not confuse this, the Letts Sr. house (and its world-famous gardens, all obliterated in 1927) with the Arthur Letts Jr. home.
For that house, designed by Arthur Kelly and built in 1927, still stands to this day.