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Old Posted Mar 13, 2014, 7:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Trucker View Post
The Cadillac's parked at the motel twigged my memory. I own a 1956 Cadillac that was purchased from Hillcrest Cadillac by the architect James Dolena. Mr. Dolena lived in Brentwood and was the "architect to the stars" > I bought the car from Mr.. Dolena's cousin who lived in Victoria at the time. I just remembered the cousin told me that the Dolenas bought matching "his and hers" Cadillacs in 1956.
Does any of James Dolenas work remain today?

If you want to check them out to see what's still standing, here are a few of Dolena's "brand-name" clients from the Pacific Coast Architectural Database:

Bennett, Constance, House, Holmby Hills
Boddy, Manchester, House, La Canada (Descanso Gardens)
Bosworth, Hobart , House, Beverly Hills
Cukor, George House, Beverly Hills
Dolena, James E., House, Brentwood
Farmer's Market, Fairfax District, Los Angeles
Murdock, David, House, Bel-Air
Weber, Hilda Olsen Boldt House, Bel-Air
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