I’ve always liked to ground my stories in real settings that I know and understand. My old school stood in for Westview High, a restaurant in Akron for Montoni’s, and a friend’s home for Les and Lisa’s house. So when I began work on the lengthy Lisa in Hollywood story arc, I spent some time in Los Angeles last summer scouting set pieces and locations to use when I staged my story. These are just a sampling of the photo reference I took. Some sharp eyed readers may recognize the entrance to Chateau Marmont that Mason and Les took to their meeting with the producer Cassidy Kerr. Another building that I chanced upon became the offices of Mixmaster Entertainment. As the story really starts to roll out, I’ll share some more working pix from my LA sojourn.
No real action here, but still gripping in spite of its simplicity.