Join us this week as we talk with Jackie Miller of Sister Aimee Semple McPherson’s Heritage Center on Echo Park about the celebrated evangelist’s motion picture connections, including Charlie Chaplin’s mentorship and her friendship with the young Anthony Quinn. We’ll also visit with Southern California tile expert Brian Kaiser to hear about the splendor which was The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and the historic elements that have managed to survive multiple renovations.
We’ll also discuss Irving Gill’s failed Torrance Utopia, the campaign to save Long Beach’s giant donut, tough times for carrot-eating Bahooka fish Rufus, the KRKD radio towers saved and lit up, a critique of the Broadway Streetscape Master Plan, Tony Lovett’s death and. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of February 10th, 2014.
Photo: Entrance to The Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel circa 1928