10 Ways to Honor Janis Joplin – 44 Year Anniversary
http://www.westhollywood.andaz.com 
 
44 years ago tomorrow, Janis Joplin passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 27. She had two obvious talents; her raspy and gutsy voice which still manages to manifest a case of stank face and “the feels;” and her valiant spirit that’ll make your grandmother throw the sign of the horns with her hands. 
 
While she died alone in her hotel room (#105), we join many a rock history devotee around the world to pay tribute to the original Queen of Rock – and if Janis holds a little piece of your heart, here are 10 ways you can join the party:
 
 
1. Visit Barney’s Beanery in West Hollywood. Janis had drinks with her bandmate at Barney’s Beanery before going back to her hotel and… well, the rest is history. Janis carved her name on a wooden tabletop at Barney’s; it now hangs from the ceiling inside the restaurant. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lookingforjanis/6337477966/
 
Barney’s Beanery
8447 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 654-2287
 
2. Take a stroll down Franklin Avenue. The Highland Gardens Hotel (next to the Magic Castle) is where Janis’ body was discovered in room #105, back then it was called The Landmark Motel. Rumor has it that Don Hoyt, a personal friend of Janis rents the room every year on the week of October 4th to celebrate her passing.
 
Highland Gardens Hotel
7047 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 850-0536
 
3. Listen to NPR’s 7-minute piece called “Janis Joplin: The Queen of Rock” http://www.npr.org/2010/06/07/127483124/janis-joplin-the-queen-of-rock 
 
 
4. Rent “The Rose” (1979) — The movie stars Bette Midler, her role is inspired by Janis. Last we heard this was out of print so you’ll have to find one of the few surviving video rental shops. In West Hollywood, we have Video West. Angelenos, San Franciscans and the fine people of Berkley can visit Amoeba Music where you can find… well, EVERYTHING. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079826
 
Video West (West Hollywood)
805 Larrabee St
West Hollywood, CA 90069 
(310) 659-5762
http://bit.ly/therose2005 
Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400
http://www.amoeba.com 
 Or, if you’re in the mood for something more unscripted, watch Monterey Pop instead. It’s a doc about the Monterey Pop Festival which launched Janis’ career into superstardom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-E2tU4Mbxg 
5. Have a shot of Southern Comfort and toast to good ol’ Pearl. Southern Comfort was Janis’ drink of choice. 
 
Riot House Bar
8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 785-6090
@rhweho
 
^Remember to please drink responsibly.
 
6. Read “Buried Alive: The Biography of Janis Joplin”. Book Soup usually has it in stock. http://www.booksoup.com/book/9780517586501
 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 659-3110
7. Take the Hollywood Tragical History Tour. It’s the best tour in town, it’s highly curated, the information given on the tour is accurate, and they cover Janis’ story.
 
Dearly Departed Tours
6603 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 466-3696
 
8. Take a selfie in front legendary rock photographer, Baron Wolman’s huge photo of Janis. Multiplex I lives above the lobby of Andaz West Hollywood, you can get a great shot from the second floor (M LEVEL). http://www.pinterest.com/pin/277112183297374654/
 
Andaz West Hollywood (Hotel)
8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 656-1234
 
9. Proudly don a feather boa; it doesn’t matter if you’re a guy or a lady. Hit the shops on Melrose Avenue or your favorite vintage shop. http://rockinstyle.blogspot.com/2012/02/janis-joplin.html 
 
Wasteland
7428 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 653-3028
 
Warwick Estates
6507 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 460-6667
https://www.facebook.com/quemonoandwarwick
 
 
10. Get a tattoo. Janis had a symbol on her wrist and a little heart on her breast; both were by tattoo artist Lyle Tuttle. Janis explained, “I wanted some decoration. See, the one on my wrist is for everybody; the one on my tit is for me and my friends.” She paused and chuckled, “Just a little treat for the boys, like icing on the cake.” 
http://www.vanishingtattoo.com/tattoo/celeb-joplin.htm 
 
Shamrock Social Club
9026 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 271-9664
http://shamrocksocialclub.com
 
The Honorable Society
8424 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 654-2440
http://www.thehonorablesociety.com
 
Come back and let us know how you chose to honor Janis, even if it’s not on this list.
 

October 3, 2014 by Agustin Cruz Learn more about us at http://www.westhollywood.andaz.com

10 Ways to Honor Janis Joplin – 44 Year Anniversary

http://www.westhollywood.andaz.com

 

44 years ago tomorrow, Janis Joplin passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 27. She had two obvious talents; her raspy and gutsy voice which still manages to manifest a case of stank face and “the feels;” and her valiant spirit that’ll make your grandmother throw the sign of the horns with her hands. 

 

While she died alone in her hotel room (#105), we join many a rock history devotee around the world to pay tribute to the original Queen of Rock – and if Janis holds a little piece of your heart, here are 10 ways you can join the party:

 

 

1. Visit Barney’s Beanery in West Hollywood. Janis had drinks with her bandmate at Barney’s Beanery before going back to her hotel and… well, the rest is history. Janis carved her name on a wooden tabletop at Barney’s; it now hangs from the ceiling inside the restaurant. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lookingforjanis/6337477966/

 

Barney’s Beanery

8447 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

(323) 654-2287

 


2. Take a stroll down Franklin Avenue. The 
Highland Gardens Hotel (next to the Magic Castle) is where Janis’ body was discovered in room #105, back then it was called The Landmark Motel. Rumor has it that Don Hoyt, a personal friend of Janis rents the room every year on the week of October 4th to celebrate her passing.

 

Highland Gardens Hotel

7047 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 850-0536

 

3. Listen to NPR’s 7-minute piece called “Janis Joplin: The Queen of Rock” http://www.npr.org/2010/06/07/127483124/janis-joplin-the-queen-of-rock

 

 

4. Rent “The Rose” (1979) — The movie stars Bette Midler, her role is inspired by Janis. Last we heard this was out of print so you’ll have to find one of the few surviving video rental shops. In West Hollywood, we have Video West. Angelenos, San Franciscans and the fine people of Berkley can visit Amoeba Music where you can find… well, EVERYTHING. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079826

 

Video West (West Hollywood)

805 Larrabee St

West Hollywood, CA 90069 

(310) 659-5762

http://bit.ly/therose2005

Amoeba Music

6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 245-6400

http://www.amoeba.com


Or, if you’re in the mood for something more unscripted, watch Monterey Pop instead. It’s a doc about the Monterey Pop Festival which launched Janis’ career into superstardom. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-E2tU4Mbxg

5. Have a shot of Southern Comfort and toast to good ol’ Pearl. Southern Comfort was Janis’ drink of choice.

 

Riot House Bar

8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

(323) 785-6090

@rhweho

 

^Remember to please drink responsibly.

 

6. Read “Buried Alive: The Biography of Janis Joplin”. Book Soup usually has it in stock. http://www.booksoup.com/book/9780517586501

 

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

(310) 659-3110

7. Take the Hollywood Tragical History Tour. It’s the best tour in town, it’s highly curated, the information given on the tour is accurate, and they cover Janis’ story.

 

Dearly Departed Tours

6603 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 466-3696

 

8. Take a selfie in front legendary rock photographer, Baron Wolman’s huge photo of Janis. Multiplex I lives above the lobby of Andaz West Hollywood, you can get a great shot from the second floor (M LEVEL). http://www.pinterest.com/pin/277112183297374654/

 

Andaz West Hollywood (Hotel)

8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

(323) 656-1234

 

9. Proudly don a feather boa; it doesn’t matter if you’re a guy or a lady. Hit the shops on Melrose Avenue or your favorite vintage shop. http://rockinstyle.blogspot.com/2012/02/janis-joplin.html

 

Wasteland

7428 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 653-3028

 

Warwick Estates

6507 W Sunset Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 460-6667

https://www.facebook.com/quemonoandwarwick

 

 

10. Get a tattoo. Janis had a symbol on her wrist and a little heart on her breast; both were by tattoo artist Lyle Tuttle. Janis explained, “I wanted some decoration. See, the one on my wrist is for everybody; the one on my tit is for me and my friends.” She paused and chuckled, “Just a little treat for the boys, like icing on the cake.”

http://www.vanishingtattoo.com/tattoo/celeb-joplin.htm

 

Shamrock Social Club

9026 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

(310) 271-9664

http://shamrocksocialclub.com

 

The Honorable Society

8424 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

(323) 654-2440

http://www.thehonorablesociety.com

 

Come back and let us know how you chose to honor Janis, even if it’s not on this list.

 


October 3, 2014 by Agustin Cruz

Learn more about us at http://www.westhollywood.andaz.com

10 Ways to Pay Tribute to James Dean Today
 
59 years ago today, a car accident between a Porsche 550 Spyder and Ford Tudor established a pop-culture mile marker; at approximately 5:45 PM on a California highway, the world lost James Dean. However, in return we came out of the dust with a counterculture icon who symbolizes badassery and rock n roll. Here are our top 10 ways to let your inner rebel out to play.
 
1. Rock the Jim Stark look. This video will show you how to recreate the legendary coif http://youtu.be/DgfYu7GqIs8.  Throw on a leather jacket and cuffed jeans. If DIY isn’t your speed, let the professionals handle it.
 
Get the cut at:
 
Shorty’s Barbershop
755 N Fairfax Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 297-0554
 
Get the duds at:
 
American Vintage 
7575 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 944-0640
 
 
2. Take a scenic drive on Mulholland or PCH. Jay Leno is an expert on this subject; let him drive you through it: http://youtu.be/T6yUSQ9_f8A
 
 
3. Visit the Peterson; it’s one of the largest automotive museums in the world.
 
Peterson Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 930-2277
 
 
4. Watch a James Dean film; he was a movie star after all. We have a few recommendations, two of which don’t actually star James Dean; a biopic where James Franco plays James Dean, and the other is like a 93-minute, tripped-out love song to the mysterious actor. 
 
Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. The infamous fight scene at the Griffith Observatory is in this movie.
http://youtu.be/wXRgAXU1-T4
 
James Dean (2001)
This made-for-tv biopic stars James Franco as James Dean. In our opinion it’s the best James Dean biopic out there. It’s an HBO movie but this one is especially hard to find
http://www.fandango.com/movie-trailer/jamesdean-trailer/33857
 
Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (2012)
It isn’t exactly a biopic but do yourself a favor and see this, the imagery is striking and the scenes will transport you into a different space. Play the trailer, you’ll understand.
http://youtu.be/-zvVmc-Dt8Q 
 
Giant (1956)
Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean… boom! Also Texas and Dennis Hopper and a bunch of horses and oil.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049261/ 
 
 
5.  Take a picture with the bust of James Dean and the Hollywood sign in the same shot, you know, for your new Ello profile pic. http://www.griffithobservatory.org/exhibits/bexterior.html
 
 
6. Window shop for your own Porsche 550 Spyder. 
 
Heritage Classics Motorcars
8980 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 657-9699
 
 
7. Read “Surviving James Dean.” It was written by his roommate and pal, William Bast, who was totally crushing on Jim. Bill dishes on a short fling the guys shared and explores Jim’s bisexuality. http://www.booksoup.com/book/9781569802984
 
 
8. Watch Paula Abdul’s “Rush Rush” Video. It’s based on Rebel Without A Cause and Keanu Reeves plays the James Dean character. http://youtu.be/yqyIaNWP0T0 
 
 
9. Take a method acting class. You know you want to.
 
The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute
7936 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 650-7777
 
 
10. Visit one of his former hangouts. The Formosa was founded in 1925 and it has a long history of celebrity customers because it’s next to a couple of movie studios in West Hollywood. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formosa_Cafe
 
Formosa Café
7156 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 850-9050
 
 
11. Here’s a bonus, it’s the campiest choice and it’s my personal favorite. West Hollywood is no stranger to drag shows; we have them just about every night. James Dean (“Jimmy Dean”) makes it in Madonna’s lyrics to Vogue. Go see a drag show tonight and chances are you might here the song. http://youtu.be/GuJQSAiODqI?t=3m46s 
 
Dreamgirls Revue at Rage
8911 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 652-7055
 
 
Written by Agustin Cruz
 

http://www.westhollywood.andaz.com 

10 Ways to Pay Tribute to James Dean Today

 

59 years ago today, a car accident between a Porsche 550 Spyder and Ford Tudor established a pop-culture mile marker; at approximately 5:45 PM on a California highway, the world lost James Dean. However, in return we came out of the dust with a counterculture icon who symbolizes badassery and rock n roll. Here are our top 10 ways to let your inner rebel out to play.

 

1. Rock the Jim Stark look. This video will show you how to recreate the legendary coif http://youtu.be/DgfYu7GqIs8.  Throw on a leather jacket and cuffed jeans. If DIY isn’t your speed, let the professionals handle it.

 

Get the cut at:

 

Shorty’s Barbershop

755 N Fairfax Ave

West Hollywood, CA 90046

(323) 297-0554

 

Get the duds at:

 

American Vintage

7575 Melrose Ave

Los Angeles, CA

(323) 944-0640

 

 

2. Take a scenic drive on Mulholland or PCH. Jay Leno is an expert on this subject; let him drive you through it: http://youtu.be/T6yUSQ9_f8A

 

 

3. Visit the Peterson; it’s one of the largest automotive museums in the world.

 

Peterson Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 930-2277

 

 

4. Watch a James Dean film; he was a movie star after all. We have a few recommendations, two of which don’t actually star James Dean; a biopic where James Franco plays James Dean, and the other is like a 93-minute, tripped-out love song to the mysterious actor.

 

Rebel Without A Cause (1955)

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. The infamous fight scene at the Griffith Observatory is in this movie.

http://youtu.be/wXRgAXU1-T4

 

James Dean (2001)

This made-for-tv biopic stars James Franco as James Dean. In our opinion it’s the best James Dean biopic out there. It’s an HBO movie but this one is especially hard to find

http://www.fandango.com/movie-trailer/jamesdean-trailer/33857

 

Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (2012)

It isn’t exactly a biopic but do yourself a favor and see this, the imagery is striking and the scenes will transport you into a different space. Play the trailer, you’ll understand.

http://youtu.be/-zvVmc-Dt8Q

 

Giant (1956)

Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean… boom! Also Texas and Dennis Hopper and a bunch of horses and oil.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049261/

 

 

5.  Take a picture with the bust of James Dean and the Hollywood sign in the same shot, you know, for your new Ello profile pic. http://www.griffithobservatory.org/exhibits/bexterior.html

 

 

6. Window shop for your own Porsche 550 Spyder.

 

Heritage Classics Motorcars

8980 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

(310) 657-9699

 

 

7. Read “Surviving James Dean.” It was written by his roommate and pal, William Bast, who was totally crushing on Jim. Bill dishes on a short fling the guys shared and explores Jim’s bisexuality. http://www.booksoup.com/book/9781569802984

 

 

8. Watch Paula Abdul’s “Rush Rush” Video. It’s based on Rebel Without A Cause and Keanu Reeves plays the James Dean character. http://youtu.be/yqyIaNWP0T0

 

 

9. Take a method acting class. You know you want to.

 

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute

7936 Santa Monica Blvd

West Hollywood, CA 90046

(323) 650-7777

 

 

10. Visit one of his former hangouts. The Formosa was founded in 1925 and it has a long history of celebrity customers because it’s next to a couple of movie studios in West Hollywood. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formosa_Cafe

 

Formosa Café

7156 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

(323) 850-9050

 

 

11. Here’s a bonus, it’s the campiest choice and it’s my personal favorite. West Hollywood is no stranger to drag shows; we have them just about every night. James Dean (“Jimmy Dean”) makes it in Madonna’s lyrics to Vogue. Go see a drag show tonight and chances are you might here the song. http://youtu.be/GuJQSAiODqI?t=3m46s

 

Dreamgirls Revue at Rage

8911 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

(310) 652-7055

 

 

Written by Agustin Cruz

 

http://www.westhollywood.andaz.com 

Think you know your rock history? Put your knowledge to the test at Andaz West Hollywood’s one-night-only Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia Night. On Wednesday, September 17th from 8-9:30 PM at the hotel’s Riot House Bar, music lovers will compete for a series of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes which include 2 VIP or General Admission tickets to the Sunset Strip Music Festival (September 20-21) and other exciting prizes. Trivia is free to hotel guests and the public. Wine, beer, and cocktails are available for purchase. No tickets necessary, just drop in. Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia is part of Andaz West Hollywood’s ongoing event series known as Andaz Salon, which delivers cultural experiences for Andaz guests and neighbors. Andaz Salon encourages creative inspiration and connects the community through evocative content and new experiences. Learn more at www.AndazSalon.com. @rhweho323-785-6090

Think you know your rock history? Put your knowledge to the test at Andaz West Hollywood’s one-night-only Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia Night. On Wednesday, September 17th from 8-9:30 PM at the hotel’s Riot House Bar, music lovers will compete for a series of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes which include 2 VIP or General Admission tickets to the Sunset Strip Music Festival (September 20-21) and other exciting prizes. 

Trivia is free to hotel guests and the public. Wine, beer, and cocktails are available for purchase. No tickets necessary, just drop in. 

Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia is part of Andaz West Hollywood’s ongoing event series known as Andaz Salon, which delivers cultural experiences for Andaz guests and neighbors. Andaz Salon encourages creative inspiration and connects the community through evocative content and new experiences. Learn more at www.AndazSalon.com. 

@rhweho
323-785-6090

THE WRITER’S ROOM
Love the written word but hate the puffed-up pretension of literary events? Enter The Writer’s Room with Reza Aslan, a refreshing take on the typically staid literary event. Expect live music, audience participation and a few too many drinks being consumed — in other words: a good party.

NEXT UP: MARK LEIBOVICH

With the November elections fast approaching, we are excited to welcome author and journalist Mark Leibovich to The Writer’s Room in October. Leibovich is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “This Town” — one of the most talked-about books on politics in recent memory.

"This Town" is a razor-sharp account of the excess, insincerity and egotism running rampant in Washington, DC. The chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, Leibovich is one of America’s most important political journalists.

Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.

THE WRITER’S ROOM

Love the written word but hate the puffed-up pretension of literary events? Enter The Writer’s Room with Reza Aslan, a refreshing take on the typically staid literary event. Expect live music, audience participation and a few too many drinks being consumed — in other words: a good party.

NEXT UP: MARK LEIBOVICH

With the November elections fast approaching, we are excited to welcome author and journalist Mark Leibovich to The Writer’s Room in October. Leibovich is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “This Town” — one of the most talked-about books on politics in recent memory.

"This Town" is a razor-sharp account of the excess, insincerity and egotism running rampant in Washington, DC. The chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, Leibovich is one of America’s most important political journalists.

Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.

Dustin Lance Black & Craig Borten at The Writer’s Room in West Hollywood 9/3Love the written word but hate the puffed-up pretension of literary events? Enter The Writer’s Room with Reza Aslan, a refreshing take on the typically staid literary event. Expect live music, audience participation and a few too many drinks being consumed — in other words: a good party.Through their writing, Dustin Lance Black (J Edgar, Milk) and Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club) have shined a bright light on LBGT issues — all while not making LBGT-specific films (but Oscar winning films). This subtle finesse means their films carry profound messages to a broad, worldwide audience. We are excited to welcome two of the most talented, and socially important, screenwriters on the scene today to The Writer’s Room.Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.Guest & friends of Andaz West Hollywood receive a $10 discount by using offer code AndazDiscount, regular ticket price is $30 ($20 with the Andaz discount).The Writer’s Room @ DBA Hollywood7969 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046http://dbahollywood.com/calendar/the-writers-room-reza-aslan/

Dustin Lance Black & Craig Borten at The Writer’s Room in West Hollywood 9/3

Love the written word but hate the puffed-up pretension of literary events? Enter The Writer’s Room with Reza Aslan, a refreshing take on the typically staid literary event. Expect live music, audience participation and a few too many drinks being consumed — in other words: a good party.

Through their writing, Dustin Lance Black (J Edgar, Milk) and Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club) have shined a bright light on LBGT issues — all while not making LBGT-specific films (but Oscar winning films). This subtle finesse means their films carry profound messages to a broad, worldwide audience. We are excited to welcome two of the most talented, and socially important, screenwriters on the scene today to The Writer’s Room.

Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.

Guest & friends of Andaz West Hollywood receive a $10 discount by using offer code AndazDiscount, regular ticket price is $30 ($20 with the Andaz discount).

The Writer’s Room @ DBA Hollywood
7969 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

http://dbahollywood.com/calendar/the-writers-room-reza-aslan/