Join us this week as we talk with novelist Martin Turnbull about the celebrated and much lamented Garden of Allah, from its humble beginnings as a fixer-upper for silent screen star Alla Nazimova to its halcyon days as club house for the Hollywood “Smart Set” to its demolition in 1959. We’ll also visit with the Dorothy Parker Society’s Adrienne Crew to discuss the inimitable Mrs. Parker, her time at the Garden of Allah, her two marriages to Alan Campbell and her abiding friendship with Algonquin Round Table founder Robert Benchley.
We’ll also discuss a proposal that USC take over management of the Southwest Museum, a Navajo chief statue erected on Skid Row to call attention to the Southwest Museum controversy, architect John Parkinson, new owners for the landmark Sears tower in Boyle Heights, a St. Francis dam disaster tour organized by LA's Obscura Society, the Redlands Conservancy’s new walking tour program, Leslie Zemeckis’ interview with Pepper Aavorld about the old Follies burlesque house on Main
Street and an upcoming meeting about the Sixth Street Viaduct project.
All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of November 25th, 2013.