by Stu Freeman, President
In our last newsletter, I mentioned that we have acquired many of the wonderful Our Gang comedies as well as numerous Laurel & Hardy comedies on DVDs for screening at the CCHS Archives & Research Center. We have now added another 80 Our Gang DVDs and we are presently trying to obtain the entire Laurel & Hardy collection. You owe it to yourselves to come by the Archives and enjoy these wonderful, timeless comedies.
Remember, these classic films were made in Culver City at the Hal Roach Studios – the “Laugh Factory to the World” from 1919 to 1963 – and on locations shot around the city. The Sons of the Desert placed a marker in the parkette at National and Washington Boulevards to commemorate this “bastion of family entertainment.”
We have made some wonderful improvements at the ARC that I’m sure you’ll enjoy. If you haven’t been by recently, please come visit and see the ever-changing displays and new items of Culver City’s multi-faceted history.
I would like to personally thank everyone who came to our annual July Picnic at Vets Park. It was the best-attended event that we have ever had and it was clear that everyone really enjoyed themselves. Thanks go to our VP of Programs, Steve Fry, and his Dixieland Band, and to Jim Rodrigues who served up his excellent Santa Maria BBQ.
Thank you all for your continued support. Your Board, Committee Chairs and I sincerely appreciate it.
See you at the ARC!