As I love the beach and ocean, this is a great post. It gives us an insider's view of West Coast beaches. I'm an East Coast Beach person, so this was a treat.
Leaving for Bermuda on May 23 for a week's cruise - Norwegian Dawn. Am sooooooooo looking forward to this. Celebrating our 35th anniversary.
It is in the 90's here and hot as hell. Hope you are doing well. Love, Anne
Great memories and photos, though I still like the "playing pool" photo of you the best.
What a beautiful place with wonderful memories! The vibrant colors are striking, and the rhythm of the ocean life affirming. Thanks, Naomi.
Just found your blog while researching Musso & Frank Grill.
We moved to LA in '97, and it's so wonderful to read about it from the perspective of a long-time resident. We have friends who live in Malibu - on the mountain side above Paradise Cove - and our son used to go to surf camp on Broad Beach. I haven't been there in years. Lovely. Nice to see your photos.
Great memories and beautiful photos! Really you have a fantastic photo archive.
Love specially your photo taken by Joey. It is very expressive.
Thanks for sharing your amazing memories!
I love that photo of you too. And oh the stories those sands on Malibu could tell, eh? I feel "less" when I do not live near a lake, bay, or at least an ocean view.
Thanks for the insight into Malibu, it's beaches, people and homes... All we really get to see/hear of it here in the UK is on TV shows.
Great memories :)
I love those pictures. I always wondered which celebs got to live on the good beaches. And like you say about the population being so large, I guess all the money in the world can't buy something that's not for sale. I wonder what the waiting lists are like for those homes?
Beautiful beaches and nice history. I love your stories about the way things were, things you did and seeing what the people and places looked like.
You've really had a wonderful life, Naomi, and I know you are grateful for all the good memories and all the good friends you've made over the years.
So funny! My husband and I were talking about Peyton Place at dinner tonight and then you mentioned it in your blog. We both recalled how our moms would make sure that they were home and we were QUIET when their favorite show came on!
Priceless memories with wonderful pictures...so you never have to forget and with your beautiful post, all you have to do is reread and instant nostalgia...
This was a great post...
Dorothy from grammology
amazing again.. i love your photo's... i want to go out to Cali sometime and just walk one of the beaches. I love to swim but dont know how.. i love to play in the water..
I bet those houses along the coastline is very expensive now. What a lovely ocean and even when were in California cruising along the coastline we had a scenic view :D
Wonderful post as always and fantastic memories. Love your favorite picture too, you remind me of Ann Bancroft.
Thank you for taking me a place I would never get to see but have always been curious about. I love your stories of the fine people who have filled your life with such joy.
That is a really neat picture of you. I feel an underlying sadness though. Good to see you smiling so in the next ones.
What a gorgeous coastline! One of my desires is to drive that Ocean Highway one day, but California is a long long way from Ontario! That beach is splendid. I love to be by the sea, having spent my childhood within a couple minutes walk of a beach. The only time I visited California I was in Laguna Beach and the Pacific was SO COLD! I could harly bear to go in any further than my knees.
I walked the beach with and then memory lane ... transported for a time and missing the beach and the old days.
Another lovely photo story. The photograph of you looking down is really special. I'm wondering if Broad Beach is the one where James Mason walked into the ocean to his death in the film with Judy Garland when she sang The man who got away'. i can't remember the name of the film but I'm sure you will know the one I mean;)
what great memories..as they say I'm lucky I remember anything let alone as much as you remember!!! Fabulous Naomi!
Funny. I lived in Encino a few years and then Sherman Oaks (total of 10 yrs) and the only time I saw the Pacific ocean is when the plane flew over it taking off or landing at LAX !
Such a lovely place Naomi! As I was reading your post and all the homes on the beaches now, can you imagine how it was when the first settlers came to this area and just saw that beautiful ocean and beach and no homes! Hard to imagine it like that, but it must have been and awesome sight!
Geoffrey's sounds like a wonderful place to eat and what a view!! Oh, I'd love to eat there!!
An interesting trip down memory lane that I enjoyed very much!!
Hugs to you and dear Sweetie!!
Joey's photo of you is a really good one! But I don't think I've seen a "bad" one of you yet, lol!
I love looking at your old photos. Thank you for sharing.
That picture of you that you said is your favorite is what I call a Zen photo. It captures the moment and says something beyond just looking like the person. Great photo and interesting article
I am having the time of my life reading about you - lol! This is a fabulous post. Those really were the "good old days", weren't they? Those photographs are so much fun to look at...I really do like that photo that is your favorite but MY favorite is the one of you shooting pool at the top of your blog!
My daughter lived in L.A. up until this year (when she moved back to Minnesota...WHAT WAS SHE THINKING???) and we spent part of almost every winter out there.
We housesat for a couple who live in Manhattan Beach while they traveled. I loved it. The houses on "The Strand" are right on the beach so I could identify with your description. Not so sure I'd like that because people are constantly walking or biking or roller blading along their.
Anyway, I'm off to read more of your adventures. You really need to publish a memoir.
I am the granddaughter of Dr. John and Jean Hough who lived at 31666 Broad Beach Road in Malibu, during the era you write about. I am trying to find some information on the house which burned down in 1978 in the Malibu Agoura fire. The architect was Clare Slaughter, of whom I also cannot find any information. Perhaps you knew my grandparents? He was a dentist and had is office in the back part of the home. Many local neighbors and others went to him. My name is Anne I would be thrilled to hear from you....
Hi Anne....Very nice to hear from you. I hope you come back to read this.....
I did not know your Grandparents and, in fact, never really knew that many people who lived in the Malibu area. I am also not familiar with the Architect you mentioned. I'm sorry to say that I am not much help to you here, at all.....
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