When I learned that Capitol Studios planned to celebrate its 60th anniversary by hosting tours of its historic facility, I immediately purchased a ticket. After all, this was my chance to get inside one of the most iconic mid-century modern buildings in Los Angeles.
The “mansionization” of Los Angeles and other southland communities has frustrated and angered many residents over the years, as new, large homes replace smaller ones on modest lots, blocking light and views and towering over their neighbors. There was a time in the not too distant past, however, when L.A. saw a completely different type […]
Join in the fun when the Los Angeles Conservancy presents the holiday favorite, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, at the magnificent Orpheum Theatre (1926) on Broadway. This stop motion musical fantasy tells the story of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, who opens a portal to Christmas Town and tries to get the resident goblins, bats, and ghouls of Halloween Town […]
The Los Angeles Conservancy launches a new website and historic preservation in LA takes a big step forward
One of my favorite local organizations, The Los Angeles Conservancy, recently launched a long overdue redesign of its website. Normally I wouldn’t cover such an event, but in this case I want to let the Curating Los Angeles community know how much more preservation related information is now available online.