"...You're up in an airplane,
or dining at Sardi's or laying at Malibu alone in the sand....
you suddenly hear a bell, right away you can tell that....This Could Be the Start of Something...
that This Could Be the Start of Something...This Could Be the Start of Something...Grand...
Sunset Strip Information
- Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Avenue: September
5, 1959 Bobby appeared with Vic Damone and Anna Maria Alberghetti for the program "A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING - The Music of
Jimmy McHugh." Arranged and conducted by Buddy
Bergman. Bobby's telegram to Jimmy. Map
(Thanks to Shiying for the photo of Bobby and Jimmy.)
- Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Avenue: October 2,3, 1959 Bobby was "Special Guest" at the First Annual Jazz Festival held at
the Hollywood Bowl.
(Thanks to absolute-most.tumblr.com for the
PHOTO of Bobby and "Miss LA Jazz" Elaine Bruce.)
- The Troubadour 9081 Santa Monica Blvd: Bobby performed
here on May 13-18, 1969 with a four-piece band. (Debut of "Simple Song of Freedom.")
- Beverly Hills Hotel 9641 Sunset
The Grammy Awards ceremony was held here on November 29, 1959.
Bobby won two awards (Record of
the Year & Best New Artist).
- Moulin Rouge, 6230 Sunset Blvd: Bobby performed in
September 1959. Map
In a 4-day period, he drew 6,400 people and earned $16,000. Variety reported that it was the largest take
ever grossed by a performer in LA.
- The Cloister, middle of the Sunset Strip: Bobby
opened here on August 12, 1959.
- Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose
January 30, 1961 NBC taped Bobby Darin and Friends, but rehearsals were held here. Map
- Capitol Records Building 1750 Vine
In July 1962, Bobby signed a lucrative new contract with Capitol Records.
His first single for the label
was the movie title song, "If a Man Answers."
Original Hamburgers 2575 Beverly Blvd:
After a late night, six hour, recording session Bobby took the
guys to Tommy’s for a bite to eat. Tommy, a big fan,
wanted to fix the hamburgers personally and referring to the
hamburgers commented, “I treat my babies good.” This gave Bobby an idea for a song.
So, it was back to the recording
studio to record the Darin favorite “Treat My Baby Good.”
And you probably thought the inspiration was a girl!
- Stone Canyon Road, Bel Air: Bobby and Sandra's first home. (East side of
the Bel Air Country Club.) Map
- 845 North Fair Circle, Palm Springs: One of two homes Bobby and Sandy owned in the Las Plamas area of Palm Springs. Map
(Thanks to Lance Haunte for this information.)
- 2889 N. Davis Way, Palm Springs: Bobby and
Sandy's home. Map
(Thanks to John Eland for this information.)
- Redding: Location set for Hell Is for Heroes. Map.
Bobby and Director Don Siegel on location of film.
- The Trocadero
, 8610 Sunset Blvd: West Hollywood nightclubs became places where screen
legends hobnobbed, power brokers dealt and everyone who was anyone danced
into stardom. Bobby and Sandra went
- Santa Monica Civic Auditorium 1855 Main Street:
This was the site for the April 13, 1964, Academy Awards ceremony. Bobby was nominated for Best Supporting
Actor for Captain Newman, M.D.,
but the Oscar went to Melvyn Douglas. Map
- 1411 Rising Glen Road, West Hollywood: Bobby and Sandy lived here, early in their marriage, next door to producer Ross Hunter. Map
There are more photos
(Thanks to Shiying, for this link.)
- 10051 Valley Spring Lane, Toluca Lake: Bobby, Sandra and Dodd lived here.
In 1971 Sandy sold the
pink house on Toluca Lake and bought a house on Rexford Drive in Beverly Hills.
(Thanks to Jamie Ney, for the photo.)
- 1313 North Vine: TM Music Office. Map
Grove at The Ambassador Hotel, 3400 Wilshire Blvd: On March 9, 1966, celebrating his tenth anniversary in
the business, Bobby was spectacular.
- Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills: Bobby's home in 1968 Map
- Melodyland, 400 West Freedman Way (now Disney Way), Anaheim: Bobby performed in July 1967.
This theater was in the round.
Click here and scroll down to see
- Circle Star Theater, San Carlos: Bobby performed in July 1967.
Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Avenue:
Hollywood All-Stars games were played here. Here's Dodd and
dad at the game.
- Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur: In 1969, Bobby bought a trailer
and went into seclusion.
Producer, Nik Venet: "If you're ever up in Big Sur, and you visit Pfeiffer Beach under a
full moon, and you pause for a couple of minutes, I promise you, you'll hear Bobby Darin singing
"Beyond the Sea.")
- Harrison Memorial Library Ocean Avenue & Lincoln Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea:
While Bobby was at Big Sur, he spent many days reading in the library at Carmel.
Studio 3000 Alameda: Taping of The Bobby Darin Show.
- Sausalito: Bobby had bought a tugboat and had spent
a fortune having it turned into a houseboat. It was his pride and joy, and he took delight in acting as captain
while Andrea and her boys served as crew. They planned a boat trip up the Sacramento River for late June, and on
the twenty-fifth of that month they arrived in Sausalito, where the boat was docked, to begin the cruise.
- Walnut Grove: BD marries Andrea Yaeger June 25, 1973. Map
(Thanks to Jamie Ney, for the photo of the
- 1735 Vine Street, Hollywood: Bobby's Star on the Walk
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