Out of the Valley
As soon as I was able, I got myself out of the San Fernando Valley where I'd grown up and never really liked.
I crashed in Hollywood with a high school pal for a while and then kicked it over to Venice Beach, to this day my favorite area in Los Angeles.
I love people watching on the Venice Boardwalk, all the tourists and sidewalk vendors and carnie-preformer types.
Hollywood- Boulevard of Broken Dreams
I've been hanging out and kicking' it around Hollywood Blvd since I was a teenager. It can be a rough and heart-breaking adventure.
Like Venice you see all types of folk, the tourists, the crazies, the hipsters and the ones that came to "make it big" and well things didn't work out the way they thought they might.
I still enjoy walking up and down the Boulevard, checking out the Stars in the sidewalk.
And I love hanging out at Roosevelt Hotel bar and if the opportunity presents itself spending the night.
It is rich with history ; the oldest continually operating hotel in Los Angeles. The first Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16, 1929, A private ceremony open only to Academy members, it was hosted by Academy president Douglas Fairbanks and held three months after the winners were announced, with 270 people in attendance.
Once again I must cut things short. The shower is calling me and check-out time is approaching fast.
Jon Danniells is an adventurer and traveler, a teacher and student, a husband and a father, a cook and a farmer, a "week-end warrior" (very amateur athlete) and has not earned any money on these labors of love.When I googled myself what showed up first was my IMDB listing, which is basically a resume for my 20 and then some year career in film, for which I fortunately do get paid.