OMG

I have lived a lot of places that featured beautiful women who liked to display themselves in public to good effect.  But I have been sitting in the lobby of the Beverly Hills Hotel for about 15 minutes and in that time I have seen the most magnificent display of beautiful women in small dresses I ever expect to see.  Wow.

  • GU

    As a transplant to L.A., I can echo your admiration for the sheer amount of objective beauty in La-La-Land. However, my assumptions about the personality and breeding of most of the L.A. women (deserved or not) makes me a lot less attracted to them.

  • GU

    As a transplant to L.A., I can echo your admiration for the sheer amount of objective beauty in La-La-Land. However, my assumptions about the personality and breeding of most of the L.A. women (deserved or not) makes me a lot less attracted to them.

  • bristlecon

    This thread is useless without pictures.

  • http://www.humanadvancement.net/blog Kyle Bennett

    Sorry, Warren, I don't believe you. I think you're making it all up. Call me a "skeptic" if you will, but I won't believe it without evidence. The only thing that will convince me is thorough photographic documentation of the phenomenon. Post it here, and I promise I will, with an open mind of course, examine it in detail to see if there is any veracity to your claim.

  • http://chrisyeh.blogspot.com Chris Yeh

    I grew up in LA, so I'm pretty used to it, but I still remember the reaction by one of my Stanford buddies (who had grown up in Chicago) the first time I took him by the UCLA campus for a visit.

    "Stop staring," I told him, "All the girls look like that over here."

    I also took acting classes at UCLA at one point...now that's a great place to find attractive young women.

  • http://www.isaharr.com Isaac Crawford

    I remember going to Huntington Beach for the first time and being amazed. I had seen plenty of footage of LA area beaches, but I figured that it was just TV and the movies doing their usual thing but no, they really are all beautiful there. I was wondering if there was some kind of authority to regulate that, but now I understand that it is a totally spontaneous happening...

    Isaac Crawford
    Blogging in Yemen
    http://www.isaharr.com

  • http://smilerz91.blogspot.com Chris

    It must really be something - I remember thinking the same thing when I was in Phoenix.

  • http://www.aguanomics.com/ David Zetland

    It's the money. Beautiful women looking for jobs for beautiful women. Some say that DC is like Hollywood for Ugly People (since the smart people are successful here), but I've been pleasantly surprised by the number of exceptions.

  • jg

    Pictures, dammit, pictures....

  • HTRN

    I totally get what Warren is going on about - I once wandered into the Fashion District in Manhattan the week of Fashion week, and for a scant few seconds, I thought I was having a stroke and seeing things - going from "pretty" to a roomful of Jawdropping gorgeous is an experience unto itself

  • Larry Sheldon

    Show your work!

  • Dan Kurt

    re: "...the sheer amount of objective beauty in...."

    I'm over 65 but my memory is good. I spent 8+ years at an Ivy. Worst experience in "objective beauty" was at a Law School mixer there circa 1966. The guys I was with that night ( none of us were in the Law School ) talked about the experience for years. I am convinced the term "butt ugly" stemmed from that group of girls.

    A dentist friend of mine ( now long retired ) told me of his experience as a young dentist in the 1950s. He worked at a cosmetic dentistry clinic that serviced the Studios in Hollywood. The young "starlets" would be sent to the clinic for capping of their teeth so that their smiles would be perfect. He said that to a one they were breathtaking. However, there were three qualities that the Moguls of the studios wanted: Physical beauty, a grand voice and talent ( brains ). They all had the beauty, some the voice but talent was rare, most were dumb as posts. Alas. The studio system is also long gone and with their demise the Hollywood beauties are also few and far between compared with half a century ago.

    Dan

  • napablogger

    I lived in LA for ten years and my view is that it is because of Hollywood. All these beautiful young women come out there to be stars. Most end up as waitresses. The ego out there is nauseating though. If you are not part of the entertainment industry you are nobody to them.

    Try Northern California for the frump look. Berkeley is a classic, dirty blue jeans, hair that looks like it has been cut with a lawnmower, no make up, pointed sharp teeth, angry stare. Polar opposite of LA.

  • http://dontflywithryanair.blogspot.com/ richard

    Your wife does not read your blog, now does she?

    ;-)

  • http://rbmcarriers.wordpress.com Stephanie

    Warren, just goes to show you are real!! Myself I like to gaze upon very good looking men & why not!! - up here in the north though where one must where multiple clothes for more than half the year - you don't get to see much!!

  • http://www.qando.net Bryan Pick

    It really is quite lovely in Beverly Hills (and Santa Monica, and Malibu, and...), and there's a sort of ripple effect from any part of the LA area that has money. It spoils the hell out of a guy.

    "Some say that DC is like Hollywood for Ugly People (since the smart people are successful here), but I've been pleasantly surprised by the number of exceptions."
    I have not. I was only in DC for 16 months, mind you, but it was exactly the step down I expected it to be. Perhaps that's why so many of the men out there are content to wear pastel Easter colors all year round. Pink, salmon, orange, violet, yellow. For business casual. Christ.