Marc Chevalier – Curator of All Things Oviatt

Oviatt Penthouse Bedroom

Photo: The bedroom of the Oviatt Building’s penthouse. Credit: Larry Harnisch/

My latest column, on Marc Chevalier and his amazing knowledge of all things Oviatt, appears in The Times today. I should add that the 2008 documentary mentioned in the column was directed by Seth Shulman who also filmed, edited, and sound mixed it.

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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3 Responses to Marc Chevalier – Curator of All Things Oviatt

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to the penthouse, but never felt I could afford it.


  2. Earl Boebert says:

    Marc posts occasionally to the “Noirish Los Angeles” thread on skyscraper

    Warning: the thread is both long and fascinating 🙂




  3. William Desmond Taylor says:

    Your article is another great window on the real LA – penthouse and clock on the top of that lost world.

    What a shame the doors and furniture were lost.

    Thanks Larry, keep up the great work. And more features, please.


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