The Cultural Heritage Commission voted unanimously and enthusiastically to take our application for Historic Cultural Monument designation under consideration this morning following Kathryn Ahmanson’s presentation on her great, great uncle’s Home Savings and Loan, Millard Sheets designed building at Sunset and Vine. We are at step three in the nomination phase. We awate a date for PLUM. You can still write a support letter. Please follow our preservation journey. Details are at https://www.hhprc.org/1500-vine-hcm-nomination
We’re thrilled to report . . .
"The Hollywood Forever Cemetery was designated a historic-cultural monument by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, March 22, following a unanimous recommendation from the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission.”
“We can talk about the buildings and structures and landscape features that make this property significant in terms of its development, but one of the things that is abundantly clear in researching this property and experiencing it is its intangible connection to the history of Hollywood … the fact that those burials were people who helped pioneer and develop Hollywood,” Heather Goers, senior architectural historian of Historic Resources Group and member of Hollywood Heritage’s Board of Directors.
Find out more by reading the article in the LA Daily News.
Gladys Rosson, DeMille’s Right-Hand Woman
Larger than life film director Cecil B. DeMille surrounded himself with intelligent, strong women at home and work to keep his empire running. Impressed with his mother’s thoughtfulness and drive, a young Cecil admired her as a person, influencing his actions and support of women throughout his life. Several women dominated his creative endeavors, including writer Jeanie MacPherson, editor Anne Bauchens, and secretary Gladys Rosson.
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Plaque installed at the site of the historic Chaplin Keaton Lloyd Alley!
Thanks to your enthusiasm and donations a new bronze plaque has been installed to mark the site of the Chaplin Keaton Lloyd Alley.