Episode #79: Bringing the Past to Life: Felix in Hollywood & Duffy’s La Habra

Join us this week as we talk with Philip Mershon, owner/operator of the Felix in Hollywood Tour Company about his abiding passion for recapturing the past and making it tangible to us today. We’ll also visit with Denise (yes, just Denise), bartender at Duffy’s Tavern in La Habra, to get her impressions of a day in the life at Orange County’s #1 dive bar.

We’ll also discuss the changes afoot at the Grand Central Market, an historical survey for Old Torrance, a crowdfunding campaign to restore the Cindy’s diner sign in Eagle Rock, an Encino Cliff May ranch house illegally demolished to keep it from being landmarked, renovations and displacement at the Villa Carlotta, and movie screenings in the old Sunnyside Cemetery in Long Beach. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of August 25th, 2014.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Felix In Hollywood

Duffy’s Tavern

Change afoot at Grand Central Market.

Surveying Old Torrance with the Torrance Historical Society.

Save Cindy’s sign campaign.

Cliff May ranch house illegally demolished in Encino (PDF link from the Office of Historic Resources).

Plans for a “new” Villa Carlotta.

Long Beach Cinematheque screenings at Sunnyside Cemetery.

Richard’s Public Mausolea birthday bus tour.

August LAVA Sunday Salon

September LAVA Sunday Salon