LOVE THIS GUY!
-- John Grant --
is a captivating singer, who resides in Iceland.
He stopped in Los Angeles on his national tour
for a few nights to perform at the
historic Ace Theatre located downtown.
L to R: Ace Hotel exterior and
Ace Theatre interior
Closer view of exterior
Had the opportunity to interview John in his
dressing room before he went on stage
We were a bit early, so we waited for his arrival
and had drinks at The Ace Hotel Restaurant
(Matthew, giving good puss, at our cozy corner table)
(Davidd and Dann)
Ace Theatre was built in 1927 by Mary Pickford,
Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin.
It was originally named UNITED ARTIST'S THEATRE,
the production company the three actors had founded.
The majestic interior of the Ace Theatre
Looking out from the stage
Lobby of Ace Theatre
Lobby of the Ace Hotel
Matthew was my associate during
the interview and provided major support
After interview we sneaked into the theatre
and was treated to a "private" concert by John,
as he sang several songs for a sound check!
The guy has a commanding presence -- and
has a "killer voice," Matthew commented
Walking out of the quiet theatre, we stumbled
onto an old elevator not in use. Gothic and grand!
Thanks for an entertaining and
educational afternoon, John!
Take a trip over to John's website:
Stay tuned for the July issue of A&U magazine
as John will be our coverboy