Monday, July 1, 2019
Hello Studio Chapter Family and Friends – looks like warmer weather is finally on the immediate horizon. This may be a good or bad thing depending on your preferences. Regardless, we hope you are enjoying your summer. And since summer is here it’s time for a movie night! Our 'resident' film historian, Annick, will be presenting some films preceded by an always informative and interesting presentation. Although the July date is our only ‘official’ get together for the chapter, everyone is invited to attend both dates. And the price is right – FREE! Just bring your own folding/lawn chair. For July we will first meet at Coco’s for a late lunch early dinner. Information can be found below. We hope to see you soon. Stay cool!
July 13, 7:30pm- From Annick: “A Tribute to Hal Roach- I’ll be exploring Hal Roach's contributions to both Hollywood and Arcadia history and the stars he helped create. At his Culver City studio, he produced some of the most popular comedy shorts starring Laurel and Hardy and the Our Gang kids (aka The Little Rascals). We'll be seeing 3 films: "Ask Grandma," an Our Gang short from the silent era, and then Roach's 2 Oscar winners: Laurel and Hardy's "The Music Box" and Our Gang's "Bored of Education." And, of course, since this is a club meeting, there will be some Disney connections!”
First Stop – Arcadia Coco’s for dinner. Meet at 4:30. We usually try to get a table in the back room. Regular menu prices apply. Please try to bring cash. Coco’s is located at 1150 Colorado St, Arcadia, CA 91007
Second Stop - Arcadia Heritage Museum. Meet at 7:00. Museum is located at 380 W Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007 (Museum is less than 10 min from Coco’s and there is free parking.) Movie takes place in the patio area around the back. Walk the pathway on either side of the building to reach the patio. You can enter the museum from the patio to use restrooms or visit the museum. Don’t forget your lawn chair and water/soda. Popcorn provided by the museum.
August 10, 7:30pm-From Annick: "Hell's Angels"- Directed and produced by billionaire Howard Hughes, this World War I drama was partially filmed at the Army's Ross Field balloon school in Arcadia. The aerial footage is still considered some of the best every filmed. And, this was the movie that made Jean Harlow a sex symbol star!
Annick’s blog/film reviews: https://spectatoraj.wordpress.com/category/5-star-film-excellent/
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Studio Chapter April Field Trip!
We have another field trip coming up this coming Saturday April 13th. This time in South Eastern Los Angeles County – historic home of The Carpenters, LA County Dairy Farms, Orange Groves and classic 1950’s architecture and culture (not-to-mention the world’s oldest operating McDonalds). All the information you need is below along with some links to some interesting articles. We hope you can join us. As always no need to RSVP but if you are going to join us and want us to look out for you feel free to RSVP at our email address at the bottom of this post. See you real soon!
Saturday April 13th – starting at 10:30 AM
First Stop - WARD KIMBALL’S FIRE ENGINES
Los Angeles County Fire Museum, 16400 Bellflower Boulevard, Bellflower, CA 90706
$5 Donation Requested at the Museum
Parking: Parking is available behind the Museum’s 16400 Bellflower Blvd location. Access this lot via Oak Street.
Second Stop – LUNCH at Bob’s Big Boy Broiler
7447 Firestone Boulevard, Downey, Ca 90241 (parking lot at the restaurant)
This is about a 5-10 min drive from the Fire Museum. Take Bellflower Blvd north until it ends at Lakewood and veer right. Get in the left land and make a left at Firestone Blvd. Bob’s will be on the right hand side about ½ mile. You can’t miss it!
For a short but interesting history on this place visit the LA Conservancy here: https://www.laconservancy.org/locations/bobs-big-boy-broiler
Third and Final Stop - Columbia Memorial Space Center
12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242
$3 - $5 admission – free parking
This small museum sits on what was a massive Aerospace campus that closed in 1999 after 70 years in business. At its height it employed over 25,000 people. It now houses two very large outdoor dining and shopping centers and a large Kaiser hospital/campus. (And for a short time a movie studio!) For an interesting read on this, please visit: https://www.kcet.org/history-society/downey-from-orange-groves-to-the-apollo-space-program
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Saturday, March 9, 2019
Hello Studio Chapter Family and Friends – Info is below for our first activity this month. We sent out a full PDF listing of our 2019 activities. If you are not on our email distribution list please contact us at our email and we'll include you! Hope to see you this month and throughout 2019!
Ready for a road trip? Let's Go!
March 30th - 11AM - meet at the Hilbert Museum entrance at 11AM. After the museums we’ll find a place for lunch in Old Town Orange. RSVP if you want us to look out for you!
· THE MAGIC AND FLAIR OF MARY BLAIR Exhibit
Chapman University Hilbert Museum of California Art, 167 N Atchison Street, Orange, CA 92866
· THAT’S AMAZING! THIRTY YEARS OF HUELL HOWSER AND CALIFORNIA’S GOLD Exhibit
Chapman University Leatherby Library - 222 University Drive, Orange, CA 92866
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