"Texas, by God"
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TWIN TERRITORIES
K.t.K.
David, we weren't very far apart.
Thu Aug 30, 2018 16:08
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I didn't recall you ever living in Taluka Lake. I grew up five miles from there, but earlier. By '69 or '70 ., with a work crew I had to go into Bob Hope's Taluka Lake house (actually a mansion estate) on Ledge Ave. Of course Bob didn't show, and I figured later he was down in Palm Springs golfing. Delores let us in so we could get to the utility room. She was very friendly but I'll never forget her taking us to the large kitchen. There in the middle of the floor was a trap door not easy to notice. After lifting that up we saw the stairway going down to the huge basement utility room fairly well lighted.

Did you have a huge basement utility room like Bob Hope?

  • Thanks Gary;David, Thu Aug 30 14:33
    enjoyed that video and would love to see any more you have. Those were definitely much simpler times. By the way, Phil Everly (of the "The Everly Brothers") was our neighbor in Toluca Lake, CA when I ... more
    • Small worldBob Paul, Fri Aug 31 11:12
      David: Some of my family were active in the real estate and politics in the Toluca Lake area. My sister's family home (before they moved to Beacon Bay following the '94 Northridge event) backed up to ... more
      • I remember you tellingDavid , Sat Sep 1 12:11
        me that Bob. Your sister's husband was one of my father's competitors in real estate in town. My father had 2 offices, the other in Sun Valley, but your sisters company was much larger. I forgot to... more
    • David, we weren't very far apart. — K.t.K., Thu Aug 30 16:08
      • I believe we moved thereDavid , Sat Sep 1 12:03
        in about 1972. We were surrounded by stars. We actually had 2 homes there, the first one (Angela Cartwright lived right behind us there) was temporary while we built the second (much larger) one. Bob ... more
        • come to think of itK.t.K., Sat Sep 1 17:20
          Right around the corner from Bob Hope, Jo Anne Worley lived in a residential house, where I met her by surprise one time, knocking on her front door to gain access to the back yard. I ate many times... more
          • Yes, Bob's home David , Mon Sep 3 11:29
            was surrounded by a lot of/all the NBC ("Laugh-in" especially ) stars as it was a very quiet/private community yet close to NBC (and many other) studio's. Ken Berry also lived nearby and Rick Dee's... more
            • Reminiscing.Bob Paul, Mon Sep 3 12:03
              Y'all have some good "celebrity"; ie, "Bob", et al, memories from the day. IIRC, good ol' Bob Hope appeared in a few travel flix with some guy named Bing Crosby. now, I didn't know Crosby, but during ... more
              • Bing!David , Tue Sep 4 12:57
                Crosby also lived across the street from us in Toluca Lake at one time, just one home to the west of Phil Everly. At one point about the time (?just before me moved in) his huge estate complex was... more
                • Johnny Carson, Robin Williams discussDavid , Tue Sep 4 13:48
                  their mentor, Toluca Lake comedian/actor Jonathan Winters, at minutes 13 - 14 into the video. For K.t.K. and anyone else who may be interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtFl-5K7Kyo David
                  • Jonathan and Robin in Toluca LakeK.t.K., Wed Sep 5 06:42
                    My favorite is the 60 Minutes interview with Winters at his house. Suddenly, Robin Williams steps in from off camera and instructs Jonathan to do a particular ad lib on the interviewer:... more
                    • That was David , Tue Sep 18 14:20
                      great; thanks Kenny. I just saw this now for the first time as I have in and out of town quite a bit as of late. Just back from Phoenix and leaving again for Las Vegas next week. Hope you don't mind... more
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