An ARC Update
by Winston Gieseke, Vice President, Museum/ARC
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are working hard to keep your New Years resolutions!
Cecil B. DeMille: Special CC Police Officer!
I hope one of your goals for the new year was to seep yourself in Culver City history, and I invite you to stop by the museum and see our newest items on display. In addition to the exciting wardrobe pieces set up by our costume chair, Louise Coffey-Webb (see page 6 for details), we have an original badge presented to legendary movie director Cecil B. DeMille in 1927 when he was appointed a Special Police Officer of Culver City. The badge was donated to the museum by Culver City’s former
police chief, Ted Cooke.
(For you history buffs, 1927 was the same year “First Street” became known as Overland Avenue. For more interesting facts from our city’s rich history, visit Culver City Historical Society.org and check out our work-in-progress timeline.)
Original Script from “Remains to be Seen” (1953) on Display
Also on display is an original shooting script (complete with handwritten notations) and book of wardrobe stills from MGM’s 1953 mystery farce Remains To Be Seen, which starred June Allyson, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury and Dorothy Dandridge. These items are on loan to the museum and will be on display through the end of February, 2011.
Want to Get Involved?
Are you looking to meet and/or interact with other historically-minded locals? Can you spare an hour or two on a Saturday afternoon? Consider volunteering your time as a greeter during the museum’s open hours.
We are also looking for volunteers to come in and help us catalogue our valuable collection.