24th Annual Marie Northrop Lecture Series
Breaking Through the Pavement: A New Look at LA’s Past
This is Los Angeles
Movies Made By and About the City
Sunday, June 5, 2016 2-4p.m.
Presented by Michael Holland
City archivist in the Office of the City Clerk and a Board member of LACHS
Michael Holland is the city archivist for Los Angeles and manages historical city government records for the Office of the City Clerk. He contributes the “History Comes Alive!” column to the LA City Employee newspaper “Alive!” Some of the columns have been adapted for radio and have been recorded for NPR affiliate KPCC’s “Off-Ramp” program. He has recently been seen on KCET’s “Lost LA” series and is the curator of the current Marie Northrop lecture series at the Mark Taper Auditorium for the Los Angeles City Historical Society.
This screening will present a side of Los Angeles mostly unknown to the general public. Recently digitized films and videos from the city archives capture scenes from various city departments such as the LAPD and Public Works. Recruiting and training evolve alongside city scenes and landscapes that have changed to be unrecognizable in some places. Join us as we take a new look at L.A. through its home movies. Rated G for all audiences.
This lecture series is co-sponsored by Los Angeles City Historical Society and the History Department of the Richard J. Riordan Central Library.
Lectures are held in the Mark Taper Auditorium, on the first floor of the Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles.
For any handicap accessibility accomodations, call the Library at (213)228-7430
at least 72 hours prior to the event.
ADMITTANCE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
The library garage is located on the east side of Flower Street, just south of 5th Street. Flower Street is one-way, south.
Parking is $1 after 1:00pm with a library card.