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Wednesday - November 13, 2019
Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films
Thank You Paramount!
Hollywood Heritage, Inc. is the steward of the Lasky-DeMille Barn, home of its Hollywood Heritage Museum. Membership monies, and proceeds from programs produced in the Barn, as well as donations from our wonderful supporters pay the bills to keep the doors open. However, there are major maintenance expenditures that need to be made that these revenues simply cannot support. Step in our heroes the latest of whom is Paramount Pictures.
The south side of the barn’s paint was faded and starting to peel from the beating Southern California sun. We asked Paramount Pictures if they could help us out. Not only did they agree to repaint the south end, while they were at it, they repainted the entire Barn. Their studio painting team brought in the equipment, matched the paint color which is the color the Barn wore when DeMille worked in it to film the Squaw Man. It is beautiful again, and we are so thankful for Paramount Pictures helping to keep their birthplace and the oldest studio that was a repurposed agricultural building in Hollywood in tip top shape.
The landmark Egyptian Theatre has been the focus of press attention in the last six months due to media reports of a pending transfer of ownership. At this date, and to our knowledge, no such transfer has as yet been completed and articles in the press lack sufficient detail to justify taking any position on a projected, but unexecuted, transaction.That being said, we would clearly anticipate that any such transfer of a national landmark building in a national historic register district would be reviewed with transparency by and all responsible public agencies, departments, or commissions. As the first Sid Grauman theatre in Hollywood and the site of the first gala "premiere" with searchlights and a red carpet, the Egyptian Theatre is a defining structure in our built environment and merits careful consideration in order to protect and preserve its unique architectural and cultural value not only to Hollywood, Los Angeles and America, but the world in general, which views Hollywood as a shared international cultural asset.
When there is specificity and detail regarding a change in the projected operation of the theatre which may affect its future, Hollywood Heritage will be happy to share its observations and opinions on such plans, specifically as it relates to the monument, the district, and non-profit law and operation.
Richard Adkins, president
Hollywood Heritage, Inc.
Please join us on Saturday, December 7th from Noon to 4:00PM at The Barn for this FREE event!
Confirmed authors include Chris Nichols, Mark Vieira, Mary Mallory, Steve Bingen, Steve Sylvester, Tom Nolan, Rhys Thomas, Jeff Bonds, Manny Pacheco, Piper Cochrane, Mindy Johnson, Frances McCaffrey, Meredith Ponedel and more to be announced soon!
Our Museum Shop will be stocked with a new selection of fabulous holiday gifts including books, DVDs, greeting cards, ornaments and vintage collectibles!
Cultural Heritage Approves All But
One of the Submitted Landmarks
Surrounding Future Crossroads of the World Development
Hollywood Heritage was among the supporters of landmark nominations by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation for a selection of nominations which covers the period 1907-1939 in the Selma Ave. -Las Palmas Ave. -Sunset Blvd. - McCadden Place area.
Look at what is new for you to see in the museum.
News from other museums preserving Hollywood history and its artifacts.
Also see otherr buildings under consideration as future Los Angeles Cultural Heritage monuments. They are all in the Selma/Las Palmas/McCadden/Sunset area and can all be visited by simply walking the Crossroads of the World neighborhood.
Proposed incorporation of the new CHM Hollywood Reporter Building into new project.
Highlights from our 2018-19 Season at the BARN
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The building, which was built as a haberdashery called the Sunset House, derived its style from the work of screen art directors and designers, hence the categorization of Hollywood Regency. Douglas Honnold was also the designer of several of the Coffee Dan's restaurants in Los Angeles and the Tiny Naylor's at La Brea and Sunset which was lost several years ago to an undistinguished mini mall.
Fire Destroys Paramount Ranch Western Street
Hollywood’s famous Paramount Ranch has been the backdrop for many films and tv shows since the late 1920’s. The Western Town, built in the ‘50s, was recently destroyed in the Woolsey Fire, though the church and train station remain. It was the backdrop for many productions such as Westworld and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. The site offers gentle hikes that allow a quiet enjoyment of the stunning landscape.
November 2018, the Woolsey Fire raged through this area, destroying 88% of the National Park Service land within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The fire wiped out miles of trails, wildlife habitat, Western Town at Paramount Ranch, multiple ranger houses, the Rocky Oaks archives building and more. The road to recovery is long and difficult journey, but progress is being made. The glorious green hillsides and wild flowers after the rain offer hope at a difficult time. While there is still much to be done, we would like to celebrate the rebirth of life to the mountains.
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