The Homestead Museum in City of Industry, CA, is pleased to offer a series of three lectures based on the book, "Metropolis in the Making," Tom Sitton and William Deverell, eds (University of California Press, 2001.) The lectures explore issues of race and ethnicity, politics, culture, and industry during a key decade in Los Angeles' development into a metropolis and include:
Sunday, March 9: "Selling Eternity in 1920s Los Angeles" by David Charles Sloane, examining how cemeteries were influenced by their need to employ new marketing strategies to survive in an increasingly competitive environment.
Sunday, May 4: "How Hollywood Became Hollywood: Money, Politics, and Movies" by Steven J. Ross, looking at the impacts major film studios had on the ways Americans thought about class relations and issues.
Sunday, September 14: "Mulholland Highway and the Engineering Culture of Los Angeles in the 1920s" by Matthew W. Roth, discussing how the creation of this well-known throughfare represented diverse agendas and influened the planning of the city's seminal transportation system.
Each program begins at 2 p.m. and is followed by a light reception and self-guided historic house tours. Admission is free, BUT is available on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SEATED basis starting at 1:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Alexandra Rasic or Paul Spitzzeri by phone or email.
Alexandra Rasic or Paul R. Spitzzeri
15415 E. Don Julian Rd.
City of Industry, CA 91745-1029
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