The island of Santa Catalina is also famous for something it lacks. Something most Americans think is a necessity. Something they simply can’t do without. Can you guess what it is?
As I mentioned before, the island has long attracted sport fisherman, primarily those hoping to hook a blue fin tuna.
Before they get established, most writers have a “day job” which supports them. Grey’s day job was, well, interesting for a man who once said “Realism is death to me. I cannot stand life as it is” and described his black spell as “a hyena lying in ambush.”
He was a … dentist. A dentist who really really liked to fish. And, in order to spend more time at sea, toward the end of his life Grey built a getaway on the Island.
Zane Grey’s getaway on top of the hill. Now it’s a swanky hotel.
Here are a couple of random shots.