Things were once wonderful at the corner of La Brea and Wilshire. Just north of the intersection there's that old abandoned tower that looms over a restaurant parking lot, a whimsical thing built long ago for Charlie Chaplin. He needed additional office space at the time – but he lost it in a divorce from the child bride thought to have inspired Nabokov's Lolita. His tower a wreck now, behind a curio shop named Heaven. The other wreck at that corner is the old Security-First National...
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