Thursday, April 25, 2013

L.A. Conservancy Curates: Modern Architecture in L.A.

If you're an architecture lover, an urban planning fanatic, or someone interested in learning a little more about Los Angeles, don't miss some of the upcoming events hosted by the L.A. Conservancy that are part of their new program Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A. The program will include architectural tours, panel discussions, youth activities, and a classic film screening that will explore Los Angeles's modern architectural heritage from a period spanning from 1940 to 1990. The idea of this program is to treat the Greater Los Angeles area as a living museum.

Starting in May and continuing through June, every Saturday, the L.A. Conservancy will be leading tours around downtown Los Angeles, highlighting skyscrapers, plazas and public art in the area known as Bunker Hill. During the tours docents will share stories about Bunker Hill's transformation and show how the area mixes the old with the new. Classic movie fans who enjoy film noir may enjoy learning more about the Bunker Hill neighborhood, an area featured frequently in classic film noirs.

One event I'm particularly interested in is a film screening of My Fair Lady being held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. My Fair Lady was released in 1964, the same year that the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion opened. This screening takes place on Wednesday, June 12, at 8p.m.

To learn about all of the upcoming events, dates, times, pricing and other details, visit the L.A. Conservancy website.

1 comment:

Silver Screenings said...

Sounds like a great program!

I've always wondered where a lot of the classic film noirs were shot, and am glad to know it was Bunker Hill. Will be doing some research on this area.

Great post!


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