Down at the bottom of the hill, on Santa Monica Boulevard, next door to the strip mall with the 7-11 and the laundromat, there’s the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, with its small Marilyn Monroe Theater. That’s him on the wall. Marilyn Monroe was his student for a time. But it’s quiet down there now. The Coast Playhouse just down the street has been shuttered for more than a year. Hollywood isn’t what it used to be. ~ Friday, June 18, 2021