Episode #58: Bringing the Past to Life: Hollywood & Boyle Heights

Join us this week as we talk with historian Philip Mershon as he reveals the inspirations behind his 90-minute Sunset Boulevard entertainment history walking tour and his Felix In Hollywood Tour Company. We’ll also visit with 80-something Myllie Taylor, a colorful longtime resident of La Mirada, for a sampling of her adventures growing up in Boyle Heights, then the most diverse neighborhood in all of Los Angeles.

We’ll also discuss two landmark nominations in Hollywood up for consideration at the Cultural Heritage Commission, a bungalow court containing four cottages done in Storybook style and a Pueblo Style Revival. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of March 24th, 2014.

Photo: Vladeck Center (1st & St. Louis) Banquet circa 1960. Courtesy of SOCAL ARBETER RING/WORKMEN’S CIRCLE.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Philip’s Tour Company, Felix In Hollywood

1920s Hollywood Hills Storybook Bungalow Courts up for HCM nomination

Demolition threatened for a unique “Santa Fe” style bungalow in Hollywood

March LAVA Sunday Salon

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