by Lou Herrera
On behalf of the entire Board of the Culver City Historical Society, I am proud to announce our choice for the first presentation of the “Heart of Screenland Star” Award: Mr. Roger L. Mayer.
Mr. Mayer who is President and COO of Turner Entertainment Company has long supported the preservation and archival work of the Society and its four-part documentary project, Culver City: The Reel Hollywood. He has given us his time and counsul, contributing to the authenticating of materials that are part of the painstaking elements that go into making such an important film history.
With so many various and sundry awards around, one might ask why another? The Historical Society depends on the support of many volunteers, organizations and businesses to continue its mission of collecting, preserving and exhibiting the history of Culver City and its cultural and civic accomplishments for future generations. As a non-profit organization, we determined that we might best thank these many individuals by honoring them with a token of our appreciation and gratitude.
Thus, the “Heart of Screenland Star” Award was created to acknowledge the contributions made to the Culver City community and to the Historical Society by civic and business leaders, filmmakers, artisans and prominent volunteers, among others.
It is a great honor for the Society to present this, the first “Heart of Screenland Star” Award to Roger L. Mayer who has demonstrated his commitment to film preservation on an international scale and his support to the activities of our local community and to the Culver City Historical Society. I urge you to all to mark your calendars for Friday, September 24th and plan to join us in honoring Mr. Mayer and in helping to build the Culver City Historical Museum.
Remember, it’s your Historical Society – I’m always available and can be reached at (310) 838-1073.