I was in Los Angeles just before Christmas and while bopping around in my rented Jaguar, I decided to grab some photos of famous C/D buildings from Christmases-past.
I knew that the original building was on Olympic, but I couldn't remember the street number except that it had a "300" in it. I thought "Sharon Stanley would know," but didn't have Sharon's phone number. So I tried Adelaide Horton. She said her husband, John Fraley, knew it to be "1300 Olympic Boulevard," because he worked for Cannon Mills and that's where they had their offices, too, at some point.
So here is the 1300 Olympic Boulevard building, where I worked from 1977 until we moved into the Biltmore, which must have been around 1979.
The building is in Koreatown and one of the main occupants of the building now is "The Whole Nations Presybyterian Church." (I wonder if they realize there is supposed to be an apostrophe at the end of "Nations?") Another occupant is a nursing school, the Genova H. Institute. They have spared no expense in their signage. That may or may not be duct tape.
Just for fun, here are pictures of two of C/D's other offices in LA, the Biltmore Hotel downtown, and the famous binocular building on Main Street in Venice. I don't know who occupies those buildings now.
I also had lunch with Laurie Coots and her son, Christopher, who is an adult now (zounds!) and is working for an ad agency in New York called Strawberry Frog. Also at the lunch, was Louise Hoven, Laurie's long-time assistant. We dined at Chayas, just down the street from the old binocular building. The dijon chicken with fries is every bit as delicious as it was ten years ago.
I could kick myself as I had my camera with me and forgot to take pictures of Laurie, Christopher, and Louise.