James Bartlett

David Silverman has written histories of the former homes of Hollywood heavyweights like Marlene Dietrich, Frank Sinatra, and David O. Selznick.

The Secret Histories of Los Angeles Mansions

An entertainment lawyer turned history sleuth uncovers the past lives of homes for clients.

The building that housed the Original Spanish Kitchen, a favorite haunt of Hollywood stars, remained vacant on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles for decades after the restaurant closed.

Sorry, We’re Closed — For Decades

A favorite of Hollywood stars, L.A.’s Original Spanish Kitchen sat mysteriously vacant for years and years.