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We now turned to Hollywood, drove through the business section pausing briefly before Grauman’s Chinese Theatre where many of the movie premieres are held, and then on into the hills above the city. The roads are very steep and wind around the sides of the mountain. Here and there we saw homes of the movie great clinging to the craggy slopes. In many places the house would bebuilt on the slope and the tennis court or gardens would be supported from huge walls of masonry from far down the slope.

We saw Norma Talmadge’s home and saw Tom Mix riding down the boulevard in a bright yellow roadster that looked as if it had a thousand horses under the hood. Other movie actors we passed taking their exercise on horseback. What a life.