October 2, 2013
Re "History lost in Beverly Hills," Sept. 28 The pros and cons of forcing property owners in Beverly Hills to use their homes as outdoor museum exhibits by enacting more stringent historical preservation laws made the front page Sunday. The L.A. area has numerous museums for art, history, science, cars and even old houses, all of which are supported by taxpayers or private groups. If the city of Beverly Hills or preservationist groups want to buy houses to use as museums, that is their choice.
February 28, 2013
Festival of Preservation Where: Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. When: Friday through March 30 Price: $10 per screening; $50 for festival pass Information: (310) 206-8013; http://www.cinema.ucla.edu Full schedule is as follows: Screenings at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. March 1 - "Gun Crazy" March 2 at 4 p.m. - Celebrating Laurel & Hardy At 7:30 p.m. - "Mantrap" March 3 at 7 p.m. - "The Battle of Russia" March 4 - "Try and Get Me," "Repeat Performance" March 8 - "The Final War of Olly Winter" March 9 at 4 p.m. - "Anders Als Die Anderen" At 7:30 p.m. - "Eadweard Muybridge," Paper Prints From the Library of Congress March 10 at 4 p.m. - "International House," "Temple Tower" At 7 p.m. - "The Chase," "High Tide" March 11 - "Johnny Come Lately," "The Inside Story" March 14 - "Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel With the World," "The Face of Genius" March 15 - "With the Greeks in the Firing Line" March 16 at 4 p.m. - "October Story," "The Belle of Amherst" At 7:30 p.m. - "That Cold Day in the Park" March 17 at 7 p.m. - Short Subjects March 18 - "The Argonauts of California-1849" March 22 - "The Snake in My Bed" March 23 at 4 p.m. - "Noon Wine," "The Human Voice" At 7:30 p.m. - "Thirty Day Princess," "The Working Man" March 24 at 4 p.m. - "Ornette: Made in America" At 7 p.m. - Hearst Metrotone and the...
February 20, 2011 |
I've never met an American who didn't have a soft spot in his heart for Thomas Jefferson and Monticello, his home and plantation in Charlottesville. After his term as president expired in 1809, Jefferson lived full time at Monticello. The house, which Jefferson called "his essay in architecture," is a testament to his genius. The 11,000-square-foot neoclassical mansion has 21 rooms, and from the moment you set foot in the reception and waiting room, with its grass-green floor and museum-like exhibits of natural history specimens, Native American and African artifacts, you know are in the domain of a man of taste, knowledge and broad interests.
September 24, 2013 |
Hawaii's rich “talk story” tradition will be shared both locals and visitors on Oct. 18 and 19 during a celebration in Honolulu. The Talk Story Festival , Hawaii's oldest and largest storytelling event, will be in the ballroom of the Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse. Admission is free. The festival, in its 25 th year, draws hundreds of people. Sessions on both days will begin at 6 p.m. Nine storytellers will take to the stage each night, and each will be given 20 minutes.
March 20, 1988
Marian Gibbons deserves the front page of the March 6 real estate section for her outstanding service to the historic and architectural preservation community. Marian is one of those individuals who will help, however, whenever and wherever, to get the job done. She's practical and self-effacing. In a very real way she has helped the economy of Hollywood and metropolitan Los Angeles. We're just one of the many small businesses devoted to architectural preservation that have benefited from her enthusiasm and insights.
June 23, 1996
In Bill Desowitz's article about the restoration of "Vertigo" (Film Clips, June 16), Robert Harris and James Katz say that "North by Northwest" and the 1959 version of "Ben-Hur" are in need of restoration. Both of these pictures were produced by MGM and are now owned by Turner Entertainment Co. Unlike some of the other pictures Harris and Katz have restored, the negatives and sound masters of these pictures have been carefully inventoried and stored since their inception. Harris and Katz have done wonderful work on a number of pictures, but proper preservation reduces the need for restoration, and we are currently able to make first-class prints of these pictures.