Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Adam Villani, Paparazzo

This is probably as good a time as any to unload these photos of Phil Spector's house that I took last month. Phil doesn't live in the Hollywood Hills or Malibu, as you might expect, but off in suburban Alhambra, about 3 miles from my own apartment, where he gets to play the role of "crazy old recluse who lives in the big house at the top of the hill."

Here's the neighborhood, looking south on Grandview Ave., with his house hidden amongst the trees at the top of the hill.The gate to his estate.Yes, it reads "Phil Spector's Pyrenees Castle," in case you weren't sure if it was really his. It also says you're under surveillance.From the air, via Yahoo! Maps, his property is the big forested triangle in the middle of this view.Sorry the photos are blurry; lighting was bad and I didn't want to stick around and get yelled at or anything. Also sorry for there being nothing of value in this post whatsoever. I just thought it was weird how Spector lived nearby in a big house amongst a bunch of normal-sized houses in the suburbs.


At Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 9:12:00 PM PDT, Anonymous doafy said...

A girl I used to work with lives on this street!

At Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 12:42:00 PM PDT, Blogger Victor said...

Paparazzo ... have you seen LA DOLCE VITA ...

At Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 12:51:00 PM PDT, Blogger Adam Villani said...

Actually, no. It's the most major Fellini I've yet to see. But I do know that's where the term came from, and it is in my Netflix queue.


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