We need your help!
Hollywood Heritage is helping lead the effort to commemorate and celebrate the famous Chaplin Keaton Lloyd Alley! We and our partners David Gajda, John Bengtson, and Elizabeth Lovins are planning an unveiling ceremony on National Silent Movie Day September 29th. It is hoped by that date, that we will have a city provided sign to be unveiled by Councilman Mitch O’Farrell. We are also designing our own signs. We are also working to commission a mural that will depict the actors and their films, which put this humble alley on the map!
We are looking to raise $37,000.00 through a GoFundMe campaign which will pay for the signs, a bronze plaque, the mural and its upkeep. So please if you could send this link out in email blasts, social media, etc. And, if you are so moved you can even contribute yourself!
Let's make this happen!
National Silent Movie Day
In 1933, “Fortune” magazine suggested to the American fashion industry that they could benefit from the showmanship demonstrated by the Hollywood designers in order to compete with the French couturiers. The Hollywood designer “Fortune” most praised was Adrian of M-G-M. It was a logical choice as Adrian’s design for Joan Crawford in the 1932 film “Letty Lynton” dominated the fashion industry for the next two years.
Join the Windsor Square - Hancock Park Historical Society for author Richard Matukonis-Adkins' exciting discussion of his book, Adrian, American Designer, Hollywood Original. Hear all about Adrian, an acclaimed artistic genius.
Windsor Square - Hancock Park Historical Society Presents
Adrian, American Designer, Hollywood Original
by Richard Matukonis-Adkins
September 22, 2021
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SUPPORT VISION HOLLYWOOD 2021!
Hollywood Heritage has developed its VISION HOLLYWOOD 2021, laying out principles and positions on how the Hollywood Community Plan Update can be amended to make it truly fulfill its multiple goals. This vision seeks to stop the demolition of historic Hollywood, stop the destruction of historic affordable housing, stop the displacement of Hollywood’s communities, and instead focus equal talent, legislation, and incentives on optimizing the artistic, beloved, and significant buildings which are the soul of our community.
Through our work we know that Hollywood’s housing goals can be achieved without demolishing a single historic building. We also know that proposed significant upzoning in the Hollywood Boulevard National Register Historic district can and will negate all of the incentives which are known to work for historic preservation-- such as the Transfer of Development Rights, Federal and State Tax Credits, Adaptive Re-Use legilation etc.
We need your help to tell our leaders to fix this plan!