“Forgotten Hollywood’- The Crystal Cove Connection…

Posted on January 6, 2012 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The Forgotten Hollywood Book-Series rolls on, as each day (it seems), new locations have decided to carry my paperbacks. Let’s travel to a quaint spot nestled along the Newport Coast.

   The Crystal Cove Alliance, working in tandem with the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation, is committed to this picturesque Orange County beach community, and preserving its historic past. Crystal Cove is known for its amazing natural history, such as its  indigeounous flora and fauna, a stunning coastal bluff, and relaxed beach atmosphere. Talented local artists and surfers have been revered by the neighboring communities. And, this portion of heaven-on-earth has been a South County home to Hollywood’s movie community.


   John Wayne spent his leisure time in Newport Beach. His grave site overlooks his beloved Newport Coast. And, movies filmed in the Crystal Cove area includes two versions of Treasure Island, The Sea Wolf, Sadie ThompsonTo Have and Have Not, Herbie Rides Again, A Few Good Men, and Beaches. I took a tour, and visited the same cottage film sets once used by Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, Lionel Barrymore, Lauren Bacall, and Bette Midler, when  they were on location performing their craft.


   The Crystal Cove Visitor Center is the latest gift store to carry both Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History and Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History. Their address is 5 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, CA.

   Crystal Cove is a family-friendly gem of a tourist spot you should consider visiting. You will enjoy the experience. Here’s a link to this aesthetically ideal locale:


Until next time>                               “never forget”

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