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Homestead Plans Series on L.A. in the '20s

February 05, 1987

The Workman and Temple Homestead in the City of Industry, a six-acre historical landmark, will present a film series on life in Los Angeles during the Roaring '20s.

The series, "Los Angeles: Mecca of the Movies," will include films and speakers on three Thursdays in March.

On March 12, films from and about the 1920s will be shown. Margaret Bach, project director of KCET-TV's Los Angeles History Project, will speak on the real estate boom and water development.

On March 19, film historian Marc Wanamaker will discuss the early movie studios and a documentary about film studios of the 1920s will be shown.

On March 26, a "Night at the Movies" will feature William S. Hart's 1925 film, "Tumbleweeds," which was shot in Newhall. Film editor and historian Robert Birchard will introduce the film and comedy shorts will be shown.

Each program starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for the series or $5 a program.

The homestead, at 15415 E. Don Juan Road, contains the late-19th-Century estate of pioneer William Workman; the 1920s Spanish Colonial mansion of Workman's grandson, Walter P. Temple, and El Campo Santo, believed to be Los Angeles County's oldest private cemetery. Admission to the homestead is free.

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