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Featured Speakers at Hollyhock House

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August 7th, 2008 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Lecture
WEBSITE:  
http://www.lamag.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
hollywood
EMAIL:  
info@lamag.org
PHONE:  
323.644.6269
OPEN HOURS:  
Thu-Sun 12-5
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

In The Other Hollywood, Professor Hines shows that the prevailing taste in Hollywood, despite popular myth, was not all kitsch and glitz. Certain actors, writers, directors, and producers were sophisticated connoisseurs of the most advanced modern art and architecture. Actor Ramon Navarro's house--designed by Lloyd Wright, the son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright--and director Josef Von Sternberg's house, designed by Richard Neutra, were authentic works of art, not merely popular imitations of older styles. On September 3rd at 7:30 p.m. Thomas Hines will explore the two dominant branches of architectural modernism: rationalism, and expressionism in the works of Richard Neutra and Lloyd Wright.