by Hal Horne
Welcome to our new newsletter: You’ll notice the change in format, style and we’ve added pictures too! My thanks to our new Editor, Judy Stangler, our new Publisher, Lee Bixler and Contributing Editor, Ross Hawkins, for their efforts in putting together the brand new “Culver Historic Highlights,” and for their plans for the future.
On a personal note, my deepest appreciation to our retiring Editor/Publisher Carolyn Cole who prepared this newsletter for the past few years. Her willingness, perseverance and counsel were invaluable and I’ll always be grateful for her presence – and her cheerful nature, often under stressful circumstances.
As you’ll read throughout the newsletter, your Culver City Historical Society has been very busy. “Reel Life in Culver City” is rapidly moving forward; future fundraising activities will be exciting and different; and, by the end of this year, the CCHs will have entered a new era of its existence.
But most of all, the CCHS is the Society of its members for the community. Private individuals and corporations, government and educational organizations have all sought our help and resources and we have responded. Culver City, “The Heart of Screenland,” remains an attraction both for our ties to the entertainment industry and the rich heritage of those who have lived and worked here in the past. I urge all members to get involved and to encourage your neighbors to join the CCHS and do the same. Ours is a community effort and by working together we will ensure that Culver City’s history past and present is preserved for the future generations.