Episode #33: Late Nights & Lost Lore

Join us this week as we visit with pioneering Downtown restaurateur Judith Markoff Hansen about her remarkable journey opening Gorky’s at 8th & San Julian in 1981. We’ll also visit with acting City Archivist, Michael Holland, for an introduction to the hidden treasures waiting to be discovered in Los Angeles’ archive.

Plus, speculation that longtime curator Ann Goldstein might return to run MOCA, a moderately radical plan to save South Pasadena’s Rialto Theatre, the chickens of East LA’s Serbian Cemetery, yet another proposal to re-envision Pershing Square inspires our petition asking public servants to simply restore our greatest lost park. All this and more, as Kim & Richard usher in the week of September 2nd, 2013.

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Speculation that longtime curator Ann Goldstein might return to run MOCA.

A moderately radical plan to save the Rialto Theatre. Get involved here.

Meet the chickens of East LA’s Serbian Cemetery.

Task force will seek money, legislation to re-envision Pershing Square. Please sign our petition seeking restoration of the classic John Parkinson design for the park (1910-1951). 

Los Angeles City Archive home page.

Gorky’s closes (though much changed from the original inspiration). Fans still remember.

Roebling Bldg.‘s Batchelder Tile Tour

Union Recue Mission Skid Row history walking tour and Of Scrap & Steel screening (Thursday, October 10)