by Steven J. Rose
Spring is here! And with it comes our April General Membership Meeting with special guest speaker, film and TV director, Joseph Newman. I know you’ll enjoy hearing about local filmmaking in the early days from someone who witnessed them firsthand!
Your Board members are also looking forward to a very active summer as the Society turns its efforts to two exciting programs for the week-long Fiesta La Ballona.
First is a proposed walking tour of downtown Culver City for both Culverites and visitors to the Fiesta. The tours will be all-encompassing, explaining the history of the area as well as previewing what the future will bring to downtown Culver City. We thank Julie Lugo Cerra, the City Historian and past president of the Society, for generating this idea.
A second program under works is an event to honor local resident, Carl Pitti, whose family moved to Culver City in the ‘20s and who, like his father before him, was a noted stuntman in movies for many years. Scheduled for Friday, August 22nd, plans are in the works for a western-themed barbeque and film clips from some of Carl’s movies. Mark your calendars for this wonderful tribute to one of the great cowboy stuntmen of the movies.
We have several committees and taskforces which are working to make the Society a better organization, but we also need our members to take an active part. Your involvement will reap rewards not only for the Society’s future but for personal satisfaction as well. So get involved and participate!
Looking forward to seeing you all on April 16th for our quarterly meeting!