The acting school at the bottom of the hill here – next door to a 7-11 and a laundromat – the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute (and its Marilyn Monroe Theater) – 7936 Santa Monica Boulevard at Hayworth (as in Rita) – and yes, Marilyn Monroe studied method acting with Strasberg. But both of them are quite dead so that doesn't matter much. The shadows were cool. And across the street that's a hot new club with an even hotter new mural – startling high drama...
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