Elvis Presley in Viva Las Vegas

Close Encounters of the Elvis Kind

Growing up in the Heart of Screenland has its perks. Like getting to watch Elvis Presley at work. Elvis was on the Culver City lots a few times. For scenes from Jailhouse Rock (1957), It Happened at the World’s Fair (1963), Viva Las Vegas (1964), Harum Scarum (1965), The Trouble…

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President Hope Parrish

Winter 2023 Message

President Hope ParrishHappy New Year to our Members, Sponsors, and Friends,Reflecting, we had a wonderful year. We gained members, volunteers, partnerships, and many new acquisitions.One partnership was with Hackman Capital Partners – The Culver Studios. Some may remember the movie set pieces hidden away on the…
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Nick Spark

January 17 Installation, Annual Meeting, and Program

Periscope Film  Did you know that at one time the government almost destroyed 16mm military training films spanning decades? Luckily, they were not lost to history thanks to Nick Spark, President of Periscope Film, who will discuss how the company was formed, how the films were preserved, and show clips…

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Fall 2022 Message

Greetings Members, Friends, Volunteers and Associates, I hope all of you have had the great summer, that our Society has had! We are thrilled that our open Sundays are again busy. It has been wonderful visiting with our friends and members, who just popped by to say Hi and see…

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Gas Main Ex plosion, 1976. ( Mark Morris )

October 18 General Meeting and Program

The 1976 Explosion That Changed Everything On June 16, 1976, a gas line exploded at the corner of Venice Boulevard and Bagley Avenue. The fire shot up hundreds of feet and dozens of fire trucks were brought in from the city of Los Angeles to help the local Culver City…

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Summer 2022 Message

Hello Members, Friends, and Neighbors, As we enter summer, lots has been going on! In May, the Historical Society accepted a proclamation from the City of Culver City, recognizing Historic Preservation Month and the work we continue to do in our community. We co-hosted our second event with Jim Shanman…

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