Saturday, 23 May 2009
The Rex Santa Monica
I am currently working on posts featuring the ships Lowry sailed on during this lifetime.
I was a bit confused when I read a reference to him visiting The Rex while he was in Hollywood in 1939. I discovered that The Rex was an offshore gambling ship which featured jazz bands and plenty of booze which would have appealed to Lowry. However, the advert featured one of the world's greatest liners The Rex which certainly not the ship boarded by Malc.
This is the story of The Rex below:
You can see a photograph of the ship Lowry visited below and you can read more about this gambling ship on Los Angeles Almanac.
You can read more about Lowry's visit to The Rex in Bowker's Pursued By Furies Pgs 251-52