by Winston Gieseke, Vice President, Museum/ARC
IT’S BEEN A WONDERFUL YEAR AT THE ARC
From screening classic films made in Culver City to showing off pieces from our collection of priceless Fiesta costumes and fabulous wardrobe gems from the MGM vaults, it’s been a memorable year at the Archives & Resource Center (ARC).
SONY’S DONATION MAKES OUR FILM SERIES POSSIBLE
Thanks to the generous donation of a 40” flat screen Sony Bravia Television and a Blu-ray player from Sony Pictures Entertainment, our movie screenings (which start at 1:15 on the first and third Saturdays of each month) kicked off in April with the Judy Garland classic Easter Parade.
Other cinematic gems we watched this year included Orson Welles’s masterpiece Citizen Kane, the original King Kong with Fay Wray, and my personal favorite: High Society with Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra. Thanks to those who came by and enjoyed these presentations with us.
LOTS OF VISITORS!
It’s also been a year of memorable visitors. From the local “Red Hats,” who integrated us into their picnic event at Vets Park in June, and the “Foodie Group” folks, who enjoyed a walking tour of historic downtown Culver City, to L.A. Marathon participants from our sister cities of Kaizuka and Uruapan, and all the celebrants who stopped in during the 60th annual Fiesta La Ballona celebration.
A slew of diverse organizations were fabulously hosted by Julie Lugo Cerra, Stu Freeman, Cathy Zermeno, and others. Thanks to you for sharing your valuable time and knowledge.
And finally, thanks to all of you who have shared treasured pieces of Culver City history through your generous donations. If you have other items of historical significance that you’d like to donate to the Society, please bring them to the ARC during open hours, the first and third Saturday of every month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Look forward to seeing you there in the New Year!