An ARC Update…

by Martha and Sol Sigall, Vice President, Archives

SYMANTEC DONATION FROM FOX HLLS DEVELOPMENT SITE

Thanks to our former ARC chair Robin Turner, we have a display of archeological finds from the Fox Hills site of the Symantec development. Robin facilitated the donation of 40 boxes of cataloged items. You can view examples of these items on display now. They include a selection of bottles, ceramic pieces, and even a Giant Pacific Oyster Shell!

CC ROSE PARADE FLOATS

Did you know that Culver City entered its first float in the Pasadena Rose Parade in 1925? And subsequently, we had floats in the thirties, forties, 1950 and again in the 1980s. The most recent were efforts by the Culver City Visitors and Convention Bureau as the Culver City Tournament of Roses Association. Drop by the ARC to see a sampling of vintage photos.

MGM STILLS ADDED TO ARC COLLECTION

Special thanks to our members, Bill and Madelyn Hahn, for arranging for a donation from the Rufus Harrington family. Mr. Harrington, a local resident, worked in the MGM art department and he was also active in American Legion Post #46, using his artistic expertise to design band uniforms for the Legion. The collection includes 42 stills, including photos from The Wizard of Oz, Billy the Kid, Lassie Come Home, Northwest Passage, Blossoms in the Dust among others.

ARC UPCOMING EVENTS

We now have a wonderful new standing screen to separate the display area from our workspace which was made by Dan Bloom, Culver High Class of ’63. We also will use it to show Culver City history via a graphic timeline.

Beginning January, 2009, we will have ongoing showings of our historic DVD and VHS collection. These include a 1925 tour of MGM Studios, “Local History Legends and Lore,” and much more.

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