Episode #55: Bunker Hill: Noir, Doomed and Still Relevant

Join us this week as we talk with historian Jim Dawson about his book “Los Angeles’s Bunker Hill: Pulp Fiction’s Mean Streets and Film Noir’s Ground Zero!” and how this lost neighborhood has infiltrated the collective consciousness of film buffs the world over. We’ll also visit with Navajo photographer Pamela J. Peters, whose most recent project focuses on the legacy of relocated Native Americans in mid-century downtown Los Angeles, evoked through contemporary images in the spirit of Kent McKenzie’s 1961 film, “The Exiles.”

We’ll also discuss the closure of the Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Club Cafe, sharks in the Venice canals, an overdue revamp of the L.A. Times comments policy, Geoff Palmer’s non-Tuscan development at 9th and Broadway, the Dal Rae steakhouse ditches its vintage neon sign, historical programming at Sycamore Grove and possible alternatives for California’s redevelopment agencies. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of March 3rd, 2014

Photo: Pamela J. Peters

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Jim Dawson’s Bunker Hill website.

Pamela J. Peters’ website.

Past exhibitions at 118 Winston, including Pamela J. Peters’ Exiled NDNZ.

Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Club Cafe closes.

Sharks swim the Venice Canals.

An overdue fix to the L.A. Times’ commenting policy.

Geoff Palmer’s thankfully non-Tuscan plans for 9th & Broadway.

RIP to the Dal Rae’s vintage neon sign.

The Living Museum at Sycamore Grove website

March Crime Lab Seminar

March LAVA Sunday Salon

Kim’s novel, The Kept Girl, is now available