ONLINE LECTURE—Art Deco and Modern Bunker Hill


Yes, tomorrow, Sunday 18 October at 3:00pm, an online virtual event, AKA an hour of slides of cool stuff you likely haven’t seen before, so come check it out:

The Lost Legacy of Art Deco and Modern Architecture on Bunker Hill

The architectural landscape of old Bunker Hill, before being bulldozed in the 1960s and redeveloped, is often thought of as only filled with florid Queen Anne Victorian houses and sprawling clapboard Edwardian apartment buildings.  But it was much more than that—there existed Art Deco, Late Moderne, and Modern structures intermingled among the gingerbread, too.  In this presentation, developed specially for the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, historian Nathan Marsak will take you up onto pre-redevelopment Bunker Hill to investigate some of the demolished treasures built between 1925-1955 that once stood in Los Angeles’s first suburb. 

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Tonight’s the Night!

The Great Book Launch of 2020 is upon us! Now normally we’d all be somewhere with wine and cheese, but this time you have to consume your own wine and cheese. (But hey, at least you get to be in your jammies.) It’s free! Watch me pontificate on Powerpoint! Ask me questions! Drink all the wine and eat all the cheese without anyone judging you! Tonight at 6:00!

Register for this this event by clicking here.

BHLA in Los Angeles Magazine

Chris Nichols wrote a nice piece about us today in Los Angeles Magazine:

…and we could not be more thrilled. Take a look at it here.

What you’ll notice, too, are the images within the article. They are a representative sampling of shots you’ll find inside the book. Most you’ve never seen before; no-one has. Like this one.

I’d never seen a shot of the demolition of 310 South Grand Avenue either, until I bought this slide from a woman in Maine. (Hi Susan!) Just some of the treasures that lay in wait for you when you pick up your copy of…Bunker Hill, Los Angeles.

The Big Book Launch!

Now, normally, a book launch involves us all getting together, and there’s wine, and cheese, perhaps some dancing; maybe some fisticuffs, as y’all had too much wine; there’s a load of vintage cars parked out front, and uh-oh that guy showed up, and it ends with at least a few people hooking up. But we don’t live in that kind of world anymore, so we’re just going to have to make do.

As such, there shall be in its stead a virtual event. I promise to make it as interesting as I can on my end, showing slides and talking Bunker Hill—your job is to get in your cups and enjoy the show and we’ll all be transported back to a more civilized time.

Next Thursday. Click this link!