The ABC Entertainment Center
Oh how I miss The ABC Entertainment Center in Century City. It was located right across the street from the Century Plaza (which is also in trouble). It was the coolest Mid Century out door plaza ever. It was home to the Shubert theater, Harry's Bar (where I would see Andrew Loyd Webber sipping a vodka martini in a dimly lit booth), The Playboy Club and the Plitt theater. The Plitt was a gigantic movie theater that had massive rocking chairs. I have so many incredible memories in this theater. I saw just about every block buster from my childhood including Starwars and Jaws. I miss the complex so much I can't even drive down Ave of the Stars anymore to see the shamless CAA offices that have replaced it. The Century Plaza now stares at soul-less glass and steel building. I have given up on LOS ANGELES presevering or protecting any structures anymore. We have lost so much these past few years. The city is a giant coffin and in it lies the corpse of my youth. These are some fantastic photos. I am also posting an Olivia Newton John video that was shot here to get a better sense how magical this place was.