In the Hills

Last week I spent a few days in Burbank, or Studio City, or Toluca Lake—I really don’t know where I was. This was my forth visit to greater Los Angeles—3 of which were under 4 days, one of which might have been under 4 hours—and each time I find myself rushing around trying to get […]

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They Headed West

Every time I visit LA I realize how much the West Coast lifestyle permeated the culture in TV in and movies during my youth. Seems like an obvious conclusion to come to, but the things that jump out when you spend even a little bit of time there are those things that set California apart […]

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Disneyland

I spent yesterday in Disneyland California. I’ve spent a good deal of time in DisneyWorld Florida but hadn’t been to the California park since I was a kid. I took some time to draw Sleeping Beauty’s castle. What a beautiful park! Greg Betza ©2014

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Culver Hotel, California

This is a sketch I did of the lobby while I was staying at the delightfully odd Culver Hotel, which is choc-full with golden-age remnants, like Snow-White-esk carved roses on all doors and wiring that requires visitors to flip a master switch before using any lights. Notice the tech guys being dwarfed by the bizarrely […]

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