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Los Angeles: On Film and On Record
October 1, 2020 - August 1, 2021
When: 12:00am - 11:45pm

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CSUN Library Website

Los Angeles exists in our collective cultural imagination, heavily influenced by depictions of the city on film, though it is also a place of brick and mortar; adobe and asphalt. Los Angeles: On Film and On Record is an online journey through film and archives. It examines a number of popular films that feature the City of Angels within the storyline, setting, or both, and compares these visions, interpretations, and variations of movie Los Angeles with the documentary record of real Los Angeles, using archival and other primary sources from Special Collections & Archives.

The exhibit consists of four parts. Part 1, LA Aspirations, explores its role as a hub of opportunity, while part 2, LA Critique, questions Los Angeles as a site of the American dream. Part 3, LA Living, looks at the ways films and filmmakers have attempted to depict "real" Los Angeles. Finally, Part 4, LA Aesthetic, considers ways LA's landscape, architectural features, and infrastructure appear in films, shaping perceptions of the city.

As you explore the exhibit, we encourage you to consider the choices each filmmaker made, and the version of Los Angeles they chose to present. What truths does each film contain? How do they create or reinforce stereotypes about people and places? Who is absent, misrepresented, maligned, or celebrated in narratives about the city, and why?

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Assistive Services

Requests for accommodation services (e.g., sign language interpreters or transcribers) must be made at least five (5) business days in advance. Please e-mail library.event@csun.edu in advance of the event.

 
Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation's October 2020 Virtual Field Trip

RSVP Required

Go to: Email: Call:
(626) 458-4449
October 19, 2020 - October 23, 2020
When: 9:30am - 10:30am

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Virtually from your computer

LARHF'S
OCTOBER 2020
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP!

Celebrating the History of 
Pennsylvania Rail

This October, LARHF will be taking another 5 day virtual field trip to keep you entertained and safe for only a donation of $100!

Starting on Monday, October 19th and ending on Friday, October 23rd, 2020, LARHF will send you a daily email with photographs, videos and essays that take you on a journey through the history of Pennsylvania Rail.This field trip is open to everyone. If you've enjoyed LARHF's Spotlight Readings - this is perfect for you!

Simply click on the button below to email LARHF, letting us know you will be attending. Include your name, preferred email address and phone number.
You can pay for the Virtual Field Trip via the PayPal button below or by sending in a donation check of $100 to LARHF's office address,
postmarked by October 16th, 2020:

LARHF
825 Colorado Blvd. Suite 242
Los Angeles, CA 90041

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call LARHF at (626) 458-4449 or email at info@larhf.org.
We look forward to taking this adventure with you!

- Jared Nigro, COO of LARHF

 
 
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LACHS Webinar: A talk with Christina Rice: Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection

RSVP Required

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Thursday, October 22, 2020
When: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Zoom Webinar

Please join the Los Angeles City Historical Society for a webinar presentation with Christina Rice, Senior Librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection. Christina will introduce us to the LAPL Photo Collection, which contains images from the 1850s to the present, documenting all aspects of life in Southern California, with an emphasis on Los Angeles. She will also share some tips and tricks for effectively searching the online collection. 

For more information and registraion visit: lacityhistory.org/events.

10/22/2020 - 14:00 to 15:00