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The most spectacular streets of L.A.

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$wimming Pools, Movie $tars…and $treets of Gold!

Hey  friends – instead of  a humorous look at the MLS this week, I wanted to share something personal – my wonderful city of Los Angeles.  If you’d like to know where and what the most desirable streets in L.A. are, check out this great report in the L.A. Times by Lauren Beale:

https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hot-streets27-2010mar27,0,6734165.story

I drive down these streets all the time, but I never take them for granted. I am still as star struck as the hordes of folks who come through here daily hoping for a glimpse of a movie star. The only difference is that we Angelenos want a glimpse, and then we want them to move the hell out of the way or risk getting run over (proceed or bleed!). After all, we all have somewhere to go, and that’s a monumental task in L.A.  The star dust on these streets is knee high…but there is an exhorbitant price for “$pectacular”!

Now you know why I love my job so much. See you next week with more MLS super-bloopers!

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I wear several hats: My mink fedora real estate hat belongs to Sotheby’s International Realty on the world famous Sunset Strip. I’M not world famous, but I've garnered a few Top Producer credits along the way. I also wear a coonskin writer's cap with an arrow through it, having written a few novels and screenplays and scored a few awards there, too. (The arrow was from a tasteless critic.) My sequined turban is my thespian hat for my roles on stage, and in film and television, Dahling. You can check me out in all my infamy at LinkedIn, LAhomesite.com, SherlockOfHomes, IMDB or you can shoot arrows at my head via email. I can take it.

15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Ken Montville

    April 2, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Well, as the saying goes, everyone’s gotta live somewhere. Why not live on these mean streets (proceed or bleed, indeed!). After all, isn’t the point of being famous is, er, being famous. So, Gwen, which one of these streets is your address on?

  2. Gwen Banta

    April 3, 2010 at 2:27 am

    I should be that rich, Ken! I live in Rock ‘n Roll Laurel Canyon, the historical Rock mecca for music pioneers such as The Mamas and the Papas, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Frank Zappa, Donovan, Joanie Mitchell, Judy Collins, Jim Morrison, various Beatles, Julian Lennon, the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, just to name a few.
    My winding canyon street is Wonderland, famous for Jim Morrison’s suicide attempt off a balcony, and the Wonderland murders that involved porn star John Holmes, famous for his large “asset” (The film about the incident stars Val Kilmer and is called Wonderland.) If you ever see the film Laurel Canyon, starring Frances McDormand, you’ll probably see me in the background screaming, “Get the hell out of my way – I’m late for a listing appointment”…just before I flash the Peace sign. We’re a bunch of ex-hippie-turned-yuppies up here – and we’re proud of it. No pot of gold…but a lot of pot…I hear 🙂

  3. anthonys indianapolis homes for sale

    April 18, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    “LA’s Sherlock of Homes”? I like your slogan. Have you seen the movie, “I love you man”? If you haven’t I don’t want to give anything away. But the main character is a real estate agent whose friend tries to help him out in an unexpectedly funny way.

  4. Gwen Banta

    April 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    That movie was hysterical, Anthony – thanks for the reminder. I can only dream to be that great an agent! 🙂

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