Once Upon A Time in French-Speaking Los Angeles & Early Days of Angels Flight on Old Bunker Hill
Join us this month as we talk with C.C. de Vere, creator of the Frenchtown Confidential blog, who pulls back the velvet curtain to reveal the deep yet forgotten Gallic roots of the city of Los Angeles, the subject of her free LAVA Sunday Salon and walking tour on September 24. We’ll also visit with Nathan Marsak, star of the viral video series The Cranky Preservationist, about the re-opening of Angels Flight Railway and the lost landscape of old Bunker Hill, the funicular’s original home.
We’ll also discuss:
Angels Flight Railway’s starts and stops. Our preservation petition helped get it going again.
Family bankruptcy puts Richard Neutra’s lyrical post-and-beam Chuey House (1956) at risk of demolition.
Concerned Palisades neighbors hope to landmark John L. Kennedy House, the 1930 Spanish gem bought by notorious landlord Jerome Nash. (PDF link)
Hollywood Heritage files landmark application for (Chaplin-owned?) Formosa storybook cottages Casler Village Court, whose pretty neighbor was just demolished. (PDF link)
You Can’t Eat the Sunshine is the podcast of Esotouric, the offbeat Los Angeles company that turns the notion of guided bus tours on its ear. Each month, join Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on their Southern California adventures, as they visit with fascinating characters for wide-ranging interviews that reveal the myths, contradictions, inspirations and passions of the place. There’s never been a city quite like Los Angeles. Tune in if you’d like to find out why.