Before I even saw the exhibit, I loved the concept of Never Built Los Angeles. It's such a simple idea, yet no one has ever asked and answered this question with an exhibition. Plus, the concept is so portable. The curators could follow this up with a series of Never Built exhibitions across the country... Continue Reading →
In her work at the Huntington Library, mom discovered a 100-year-old piece cake stored in a tin tucked away in an archive. The old piece of cake struck a very popular chord on tumbler, inspiring the Huntington's institional archivist to expand upon the cake, its original owner and the role food plays (or doesn't play)... Continue Reading →
Last night, the Echo Park Film Mobile screened "Reynar Banham Loves Los Angeles" on the grassy knoll in front of Watts Towers. The film was part of Echo Park Film Center's summer series that screens classic films in cinematic locations across Los Angeles. I've seen Banham's BBC documentary several times but wanted to see it... Continue Reading →
Last weekend, we took a wonderful tour of the historic Bullock's Wilshire. When technology advances so that we forgo wall paper for 3D projected images onto our walls, I'm projecting the interiors of this Art Deco landmark. Thank you Southwestern Law School for being such a wonderful steward of this iconic building!
1953: Touching the Atlantic Ocean
Sixty years ago today, my mom touched the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. In 1953, my mom, her sister and their mother drove to New York to pick up my grandfather, who had been working in New York for a year. They made a long vacation out of it, touring New York sites and... Continue Reading →