– Lucius Beebe, frequent Garden of Allah Hotel resident
— Christopher Isherwood, writing in his diary on Feb. 3, 1943, after a visit to Cafe Gala, 1114 Horn Ave. [map] the eve of entering a Vedanta monastery on Ivar Avenue. (Diaries 1:265-66)
— Christopher Walken, in Los Angeles Magazine, recalling his first visit to Los Angeles
– Truman Capote, age 24, in Los Angeles in 1947 to write an essay on Hollywood for Vogue.