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Los Angeles Haunted Hay Ride….Oh yahhhhhh!

Located in the abandoned Griffith Park Zoo, the setting is perfect!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griffith_Park_Zoo

The Griffith Park Zoo was a city-owned zoo in Los Angeles, California that opened in 1912 and closed in 1966 with the opening of the Los Angeles Zoo. The abandoned site of the Griffith Park Zoo, complete with the ruins of animal enclosures, is now a picnic area and hiking trail in Griffith Park.

History

The first zoo in Los Angeles was the Eastlake Zoo in East Los Angeles, which opened in 1885. The Griffith Park Zoo opened in 1912 with a grand total of 15 animals. The new zoo was built on the site of Griffith J. Griffith‘s defunct ostrich farm.  In the mid 1920s, William Nicholas Selig donated many of the animals from his own collection to the new zoo.

It was expanded in the 1930s by work crews from the Works Progress Administration.Most of the enclosures were built in the caves-with-iron-bars style which was then standard for zoos.

Old cages with a sign explaining their historical background.

As Los Angeles grew, the small Griffith Park Zoo was increasingly criticized as an “inadequate, ugly, poorly designed and under-financed collection of beat-up cages”, despite drawing more than 2 million visitors a year. In 1958 the city passed a $8 million bond measure to create a brand new zoo. Griffith Park Zoo closed in August 1966 and its animals were transferred to the new Los Angeles Zoo 2 miles away, which opened in November 1966. The animal enclosures, minus bars, were left as ruins; picnic benches or tables were installed in some of them.

 

http://losangeleshauntedhayride.com/

 


Tomorrow!! @ the Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, CA! 7:30pm

Buy your tickets here! http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/down-to-the-sea-in-ships

Elmer Clifton directed this exciting and realistic saga of 19th century whaling, featuring an actual whale hunt captured on film. Shot on location in New Bedford, Massachusetts with locals in period costume as extras, the film stars Raymond McKee, Marguerite Courtot and, in her second film role, Clara Bow.


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Big Bear Air Fair 2013 – Saturday August 24, 2013

Big Bear City Airport proudly presents the Big Bear Airfair 2013 Celebrating 110 Years of Flight to be held Saturday August 24, 2013 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

http://www.bigbearcityairport.com/air-fair/

The morning skies will be filled wiith the sights and sounds of vintage Warbirds, antique aircraft, and many others. Now in the 16th year, the Big Bear Air Fair continues to be on of Big Bear’s most exciting family entertainment events.

This one-day show attracts and estimated 8,000 spectators from all over to see static displays, sky divers, and more. Also on hand enjoy lots of vendors, aviation vendors, community group exhibits, military displays, and more. There will be a lot of new and exciting aircraft for this year’s Air Fair.  The appearance of a pair of B-25s, P-47 Thunderbolt, F3F Wildcat, F6F Hellcat, F8F Bearcat, Mk XIV Spitfire and Zero are sure to be eye-catchers.  There will also be television and movie stars flying-in. The B-25, “Executive Suite”, was seen in the movie Catch-22 and other aviation and entertainment media. The PT-17 seen in the TV show JAG will be here as well the PT-17 and Val (movie conversion) from the movie Pearl Harbor.

Classic cars will be displayed next vintage aircraft. A variety of vendors will have aviation regalia and representatives from community organizations will be present.  There is food for any and all tastes along with tasty treats.  For those of all ages there will be a full motion simulator, face paint along with spray and glitter tattoos and a balloon artist.  Rides will be available in vintage aircraft and a helicopter.

Arrive early at 7:00AM for the Kiwanas pancake breakfast to start your day right. Fly-ins of all types are welcome.

501 Valley Blvd, Big Bear City, California 92314
Admission is $2.00 for all except those in strollers.

 


Art Deco Society of California presents – Gatsby Summer Afternoon

 

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Tickets are $40 for members and $50 for guests/non-members if purchased before Friday Sept 6. $70 for all at the door. Go to the ADSC website http://www.artdecosociety.org/ and buy with paypal OR download an order form and mail  it in.

What to expect at the Gatsby Summer Afternoon:

On the second Sunday in September the Art Deco Society of California hosts its annual Gatsby Summer Afternoon at the historic Dunsmuir Helman House in Oakland California.

The Gatsby Summer Afternoon lets several hundred aficionados of the 1920s and 30s step back to a time when elegance was a way of life and the Charleston and Fox Trot were all the rage. This is not a spectator event; every guest is part of the scene in their vintage best. From 1-6 p.m. the panoramic Dunsmuir front lawn becomes the stage on which all participants play, picnic, dance, and sip champagne; reminiscent of a scene from The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel of 1925.

Don Neely’s Royal Society Jazz Orchestra With Carla Normand
Dance to RSJO’S Authentic Jazz Era Arrangements

The Great Gatsby Bathing Beauty Revue With
The DecoBelles

Toast the Crowning of This Year’s Miss Art Deco

Grand Motor Car Exhibit
Enjoy Dozens of Art Deco Era Autos on Display

Wine Tasting
Wine provided by LeVin Winery—Commemorative Wine Glass $5

Dunsmuir House Tours
Complimentary House Tours 2pm to 3pm

Prizes will be awarded:
Best Auto, Best Costumes for Ladies, Gents and Children, Best Picnics, Petite to Grand, Best Charleston

A Fashion Parade at which you can show off your vintage style in a promenade before our stage!


1920sTheme Casino Night in Pomona August 1st!!!


August goodies!! Let’s go to Pasadena’s Watermellon Festival!!

The 52nd Watermelon Festival comes to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for the first time! Formally held in Sunland, this unique festival will set up in Pasadena August 16-18th.

Check out the Watermelon Pavilion to eat your fill of FREE watermelon and to see the Melon-O-Matic and carving displays. The Melon-O-Matic cuts watermelon like you’ve never seen. You can also watch our local artists and their amazing watermelon carving displays. See sculptures created right in front of your eyes by Professional Chefs & Culinary Students from Southern California Culinary Institutes, including Los Angeles Mission College & The Art Institute- Inland Empire.

This family fun event also features arcade games, a ton of vendors, arts & crafts, live entertainment, a petting zoo, and kids entertainment (including storytelling, balloon animals, and Ronald McDonald)!

You can’t leave without checking out the fun contests! Watermelon growing, eating, seed spitting, recipe contest and, even a watermelon wearable art contest!  Please check the website for more information!

The Watermelon Festival is located at the Rose Bowl at 1001 Rose Bowl drive in Pasadena, and takes place August 16-18th. Tickets are $10/adults, $5/kids. Check the website for online discounts.


What to do on Saturday? Silent film under the stars? YES!

Just a reminder that  Silent & Classic Movie Nights continues this Saturday with the 1915 film version of Alice In Wonderland. Bring the whole family and watch the film under the stars. Gates open at 7:30.

“The 1915 film version of Alice In Wonderland will be screened on Saturday, July 27. This is the third film adaption of the Lewis Carroll classic novel. For admirers of the book, this film version is significant for portraying the ‘Father William’ poem in its entirety and it includes an image of John Tenniel’s illustration of Father William doing his back-somersault at the front door. Tenniel was the artist who illustrated Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

http://heritagesquare.org/about/press/press-release/2013-silent-and-classic-movie-nights-to-feature-early-film-adaptations-of-childrens-literary-classics

HeritageSquareMuseum is a living history museum dedicated to telling the story of Los Angeles like no place else. The Museum is regularly open for tours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $10/adults, $8/seniors, $5/children ages 6-12.  Heritage Square is located at 3800 Homer Street, off the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway (110/Pasadena Freeway) at Avenue 43. For further information, visit our website at www.heritagesquare.org or like us at our Facebook page.

Alice in Wonderland 1915 with live music - dir. WW Young/ 3


San Bernardino Art + Film Lab Friday, July 26–Sunday, August 25, 2013

Friday, July 26–Sunday, August 25, 2013 Perris Hill Park in San Bernardino is the second site for the LACMA9 Art + Film Lab.  Area residents are invited to participate in free film workshops, an oral history project, outdoor film screenings, plus a free day at LACMA. Presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in collaboration with the City of San Bernardino Parks and Recreation and the Arts Council.

About the City of San Bernardino Located south of the San Bernardino Mountains and west of the lower desert, San Bernardino is known for its scenic beauty and strategic location.  It is the largest city in the County of San Bernardino with a population of over 200,000 people.  Early influences of Native Americans, Mexican settlers, Spanish missionaries and Mormon emigrants still echo throughout the city today forming a community rich in history and cultural diversity. Known as LACMA9 Art + Film Lab, the project opens its doors Friday, June 7, at the University of Redlands. The structure consists of three elements: a computer lab, an art-making space and an audiovisual lab, each housed in a trailer-like room radiating from a central hub.

A screen installed between two of the sections will be used for nighttime movie presentations. All the programs are free. The workshops, on topics such as documentary making, composition and sound design, will be offered in the first two rooms. The audiovisual lab will host oral history sessions, in which members of the public can talk about their lives. “People will record a story about their community or a significant story in their life,” said Sarah Jesse, the art museum’s associate vice president of education. “If they bring a flash drive, they can take (a copy of the session) with them.” The lab will be at the Redlands site until July 7. From July 26 to Aug. 25, it will be at Perris Hill Park in San Bernardino, next to the senior center.

 

LACMA9 Art + Film Lab The project of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will be visiting the Inland area through August. June 7-July 7: University of Redlands, Brockton and University avenues July 26-Aug. 25: Perris Hill Park, 780 E. 21st St., San Bernardino Oral history hours: 3-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Sunday. Redlands workshops: Mini Docs: noon-3 p.m. June 15 and 29 Soundscapes: 1-4 p.m. June 16 and 30 Instant Film: noon-3 p.m. June 22 and July 6 Composition: 1-4 p.m. June 23 and July 7 Sign-ups start one hour before the workshops. Information: 323-857-6000


The Hitchcock 9 at LACMA

wow this sounds awesome!

HITCHCOCK'S VERTIGO

The Hitchcock 9

 

In partnership with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, LACMA is proud to be the Los Angeles venue for this monumental touring series that presents, for the first time ever, all nine of Alfred Hitchcock’s surviving silent films in gorgeous new digital restorations from the British Film Institute. This series includes Hitchcock’s directorial debut—The Pleasure Garden, made when he was just 25—as well as beloved masterworks such as the expressionistic The Lodger and his seminal thrillerBlackmail. The series tracks how Hitchcock’s style developed over three short yet productive years as he transitioned from an UFA-steeped upstart to a world-class British auteur. Launching with the little-seen seaside melodrama The Manxman—featuring a new score written and performed by Stephen Horne—The Hitchcock 9 is a rare opportunity to experience the fascinating evolution of a cinematic genius.

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Attn: Glendale, June 30th

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June 29, 2013 – Silverado, CA Vintage Choppers!!

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Hollywood Vamps & Vixens in the 1930’s – Pomona, CA

This looks really interesting! Check it out!!

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Ontario, CA Artwalk June 15, 2013 Free!!


Culture calls in Fullerton, CA June 23, 2013

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