Journalist Charles Lummis' home in the Arroyo Seco was a cultural epicenter attracting the likes of Will Rogers and John Philip Sousa. It was also the site of memorable parties he called 'noises.'
Today, if you wanted to rub shoulders with prominent thinkers, writers and entertainers, you'd probably try to wangle an invitation to one of Arianna Huffington's salons at her Brentwood mansion.
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