The Castle of The Head Mistress

Taking some time out from the usual film reports, this just may be of some interest.

On the Something Weird Video DVD to The Head Mistress, one of my favorites of the line of films Byron Mabe Directed for David F. Friedman, there was a brief mention of the huge house being located in the Los Feliz district in LA. It was mentioned that it was rented out, and knowing a bit of musical history, there was a thought that it may have been the legendary “Castle” that Love lived at for a while, mainly through the period when Arthur Lee was writing what was to be most of the first side of their second album Da Capo (“Stephanie Knows Who” is it’s classic lead off track).

Checking out the recently-released DVD Love Story (Not to be confused with some big hit Drama flick), there was a vintage photo of The Castle’s main entrance. The wild look of the place has been replaced by a redecorating, but when Arthur Lee walked around the place, I thought nothing but the Head Mistress and all of the events of what might have went on there at the time the band was living there.

Check out the caps of the entrance. It just may be the same place.

From The Head Mistress

From The Head Mistress


From The Head Mistress

From The Head Mistress


Vintage photo from Love Story (Note: Photo possibly taken before the Head Mistress)

Vintage photo from Love Story (Note: Photo possibly taken before the Head Mistress)

Restored Castle entrance from Love Story

Restored Castle entrance from Love Story

More photos later, but this is to give a possible discovery.
My thoughts…7&7 Is…

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~ by screen13 on September 26, 2009.

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