For Norma (27 images)
It's the Talmadge. In 1922, when Joseph Schenck, the president of United Artists and later the co-founder of 20th Century Fox, presented this 10-story, 48-unit residential palace as a gift for his wife, the silent-film star Norma Talmadge, it was praised as the finest apartment building west of New York. He not only named the building after her but moved them both to the top-floor. The Talmadge was the work of architects Alan Curlett and Claud Beelman, part of the Wilshire Boulevard Art Deco...