Earlier this year, I had a surreal experience, when Angelyne - the most famous person to be famous for being famous -- took me for a ride in her hot pink Corvette. Angelyne turned out to be a great interview, as Off-Ramp listeners heard.
It turned out Angelyne was already a big fan of public radio, and offered to help us during the next fundraiser. I suggested she let a listener have the same experience I had, and she readily agreed.
(Anthony Friedkin/LAPL L.A. Neighborhoods Collection)
So, we've put together a unique KPCC auction experience.
Angelyne will give a ride to the winner in her 2015 Corvette (there's just room for one passenger), and then meet the winner's companion and me for drinks and dinner, compliments of Group 1933, which has established a long list of "refined drinking locations" across Los Angeles in the last few years.
Most recently, Group 1933 rehabbed the historic La Cana in North Hollywood. It was a restaurant built in the shape of a giant barrel; now, after sitting derelict for decades, it's the very popular Idle Hour bar. We gave listeners the first look at the Idle Hour after the renovation in a piece that went viral on the internet.
You and your friend will have drinks and dinner on the house with Angelyne and me at Harlowe at 7321 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood, "a place out of time, a floor-to-ceiling tribute to Hollywood's Golden Age."
(Harlowe interior. Image courtesy Group 1933)
Big thanks to Angelyne and Group 1933's Bobby Green for generously supporting the KPCC Auction! Every dollar you bid goes right back into KPCC, so Off-Ramp can give you fabulous experiences on the radio, so please be generous, bid high and often, and don't miss out on this unique Only in LA, quintessential Off-Ramp evening.