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Claudette Colbert won the Best Actress award for playing Ellie Andrews in the screwball romantic comedy It Happened One Night opposite Clark Gable in 1935. Colbert’s husband at the time was struggling actor Norman Foster. The awards were held on Feb. 27th of 1935. By August of that year the pair had obtained a divorce in Mexico.
Biking in L.A. - it’s possible! Even for a transplanted Midwesterner like our own Ben Poston, who writes about his experiences learning to maneuver around the city aided by neither car nor public transportation.
It’s not just the lack of traffic that’s enboldened Poston’s faith the viability of biking in L.A.
Riding at a pace between 15 and 20 mph, the city is a slide show instead of a blur.
I mentally catalog the names of the food trucks, carwashes, coffee shops and thrift stores tucked into strip malls that line Sunset. I watch people congregating around the bus stop at the Echo Park Avenue intersection and can even hear snippets of conversations from sidewalk cafes. (“I finally got a TV credit. Everything else is gravy, right?”)
Read Poston’s full perspective here, and maybe begin thinking about dusting off your own bike and helmet.