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Sun, Mar 15, 2015
3:00pm

Art Deco Society of Los Angeles Historic Lecture Series 2015
Bunker Hill Revisited & ANGEL'S FLIGHT
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles

Bunker Hill Revisited,” 60 min. Through rare images and film clips, architectural historian Nathan Marsak will present the cultural and visual record of Bunker Hill, from its earliest conception as a subdivision, to lair of lofty mansions, to its wholesale destruction at the hands of the city and subsequent rebirth as our cultural acropolis, banking center and beyond. The most common narrative, wherein Bunker Hill was a hotbed of sin and vice until razed by a shadowy cabal of moneymen, is at best only partially true. In fact, plans for its destruction stemmed from social engineering birthed many decades previous - plans that chiefly affected a vast swath of an urban elderly poor who survived on their great sense of neighborhood. Special attention will be paid to the built environment of Bunker Hill, which once included a breathtaking concentration of first-rate structures by top-shelf architects, disposed of en masse in the greatest urban cleansing in American history. Followed by a 50th anniversary screening of ANGEL’S FLIGHT which offers a rare glimpse at the neighborhood just before its demolition.

50th Anniversary Screening!

ANGEL'S FLIGHT
1965, 77 min, USA, Dir: Raymond Nassour, Ken Richardson

A super-rare, long-lost, locally made feature. This oddball noir-horror-crime hybrid concerns a psychically scarred stripper (Indus Arthur) who turns homicidal whenever she gets aroused. The real attraction is the seedy splendor of pre-development Bunker Hill and the focus on the famed funicular trolley that gives the film its title. Starring and produced by the original “Marlboro Man,” William Thourlby.


Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Mar 15, 2015 • 3:00pm

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