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David Anderle's California Nights

Kirk Silsbee, Life After 50, May 2007

"WATCH YOUR HEAD," cautions David Anderle. The retired record industry executive-turned-painter is leading the way down a steep, narrow stairway in his classic Spanish-style home in West Hollywood. It leads to a basement and he offers an explanation: "The house used to be a speakeasy in the '20s," he says, "and this was a gambling den."

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