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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Hi Eryn,

    I did a cursory search of the LA City Directories and got a hit for 1956:

    Apollon, Dave
    1750 N Serrano Ave Apt 601

    The building still stands today (you can Google it). The next time I'm up in the city I can swing by and take a photo. It's very near my Mom's place. From the satellite photo it looks to be quite a large building. It was built in 1929 and remodeled in '59. Not sure what condition it's in today - this part of town is now known as Los Feliz/Little Armenia, at the foot of the Hollywood Hills. It's within sight of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House for you Architecture buffs.

    The 1956 directory only lists names on six floors, and there are only 1-2 apartments listed per floor. Right now, the building is listed as having 55 bedrooms, 29 bathrooms, and 28 total units. Either the other residents in 1956 did not want their names and numbers listed, or the 1959 remodel seriously changed the layout of the place and Dave had a huge penthouse suite.

    Don't know when I'll be up at the main Library again, but the next time I go I can do an actual search of the microfilm. That ususally can find things that slip through the web searches.

    I wonder if Dave did any teaching while he lived here.

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Nice work, delsbrother! Do take a photo, and let us know if you find anything else. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Went into LA today for Father's Day, and I decided to make a quick stop off at Dave's place.. which didn't disappoint! I mean, c'mon, it's named after a chateau in Versailles! I'm trying to picture Dave's life there, in '50s Hollywood..

    Le Trianon 1
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    It has a beautiful little courtyard with a fountain out front (perfect for mando playing afternoons), but it was surrounded by a security gate, so I couldn't go in. Looks like Dave is on the top floor. Nice digs!

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Quote Originally Posted by evanreilly View Post
    There are a lot of fans of Dave and his mandolins here at the 'Cafe.
    You might be one of those, yup, uh-huh. Could be. I'm bettin'
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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Here are a couple of trade magazine ads, one from 1947 and a Gibson ad from the 60's. The Monkey Bar review was on the back of the Apollon ad from '47, I thought it was funny so I included it here. You might need to download the big one and zoom in to be able to read it.
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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Here's another personalized and autographed photo of Dave Apollon. I have this photo in the archive of the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra (Baltimore, Maryland). "Gebby" is Conrad Gebelein, who founded the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra in 1924.

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    And here is a copy of an autographed photo of Dave that was sold at the Bill Monroe Estate auction a few years back.
    The photo was given to Bill Monroe.
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php...&id=1404326957

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