HOLIDAY PARTY 2018

 

THE WINDSOR SQUARE – HANCOCK PARK
HISTORICAL SOCIETY

INVITES YOU TO

OUR HOLIDAY PARTY

Please join us at the Howard/Nagin Residence
A Paul Williams designed home from 1929
146 S. Fuller Ave. Sunday, December 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Admission: Members $25
New Members (who joined in 2018) are Complimentary. Email us at wshphs@gmail.com to RSVP.

QUESTIONS? Please email rbattagliawshphs@gmail.com
CELL  323  422  7886

Tickets are sold out. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

Wilshire Blvd Temple Tour

THE WINDSOR SQUARE HANCOCK PARK
HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS

Wilshire Blvd. Temple / Photography by Tom Bonner.

A TOUR OF WILSHIRE BLVD TEMPLE

3663 Wilshire Boulevard
Sunday, November 4th at 9:45AM

Wilshire Boulevard Temple, known from 1862 to 1933 as Congregation B’nai B’rith, is the oldest Jewish congregation in Los Angeles. In it’s main building, it’s sanctuary is topped by a large Byzantine revival dome and decorated with interior murals. Wilshire Boulevard Temple is a City of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Please pay by check and send in the form below with your name as it appears on your driver’s license or passport – which ever you are bringing the day of the tour. If you are bringing another person we need that name as it appears on their ID.

The cost for WS-HPHS members is $15. The price for a guest is $20. You may pay by check by printing and filling out our form below or with Paypal with a small service fee.

* Your check must be in our PO Box by October 30th so that we can give a list of names to the temple. No exceptions.


Temple Tour Tickets




For the safety and security of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple community, all visitors are required to pass through security check points at all entrances to the Temple. Please allow extra time for this process.

Bring your ID* (name has to be the same as you gave us). Upon arrival, each attendee will be given a Visitor sticker which is to be worn for the duration of the tour. Tours last approximately one hour. Visitors will be escorted to the exit at the conclusion of the tour. Be prepared to climb and descend stairs.

Parking: The temple parking lot entrance is on the east side of Hobart Blvd. which is north of Wilshire Blvd. and south of 6th Street.

NOTE: Please drive north on Hobart from Wilshire and turn right into the parking structure – there is NO left turn into the parking structure.

Click here to download and flyer/print form

I/We will attend. Enclosed is my/our check(s) for $___________ for #____________members #____________non-members.
Name #1 _______________________________________________
Phone__________________

Please print (on reverse side) additional guests as their names appear on their o cial ID*

Your address___________________________________
E-mail___________________________ Do not include this check with that of any other event*

Please make check(s) payable to WS-HPHS. Mail to: 137 N. Larchmont Blvd. #125, L.A. 90004

Legacies Of Lucerne

The Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society

invites you to visit

“Legacies Of Lucerne”

6 historic stately homes in Windsor Square

Please join us for a guided tour

Sunday, October 14th, 2018
From 1 pm to 5 pm

Silent Auction

Lunch Will Be Served between 1pm and 4pm in the backyard of 520 S. Lucerne Blvd.

Tickets will be held at check-in at the entrance of 5th and Lucerne

Please park anywhere on Arden, Plymouth, 5th, 4th
or on Lucerne north of 4th or south of 6th.

Sorry, the homes on the tour are not handicap accessible.
Photography of the homes will not be allowed
Please wear flat shoes with soft soles

Tickets

$75 for General Public
$65 for Members
Full time students 23 and under with ID $25

*Children under 12 Free
**Join the WSHPHS and get the $65 discounted rate
with full year membership

Credit Cards and Cash will be accepted at the event as well.

*please let us know how many children you are bringing with an email here

**Click here to join and get the member price**


Legacies Of Lucerne



I/We will attend. Enclosed is my/our check(s) for $____________for #___________members #__________non-members

Name(s)_______________________________________________________Address_______________________________________________________E-mail___________________________________________
Phone__________________

Do not include this check with any other event

Please make check(s) payable to WS-HPHS. Mail to 137 N. Larchmont Blvd. #135, Los Angeles, CA 90004

You are invited to the HISTORIC GILMORE ADOBE – 2018 WSHPHS Annual Meeting

SOLD OUT – NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE

THE WINDSOR SQUARE – HANCOCK PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Cordially invites everyone to attend its 2018 ANNUAL MEETING
in celebration of its forty-second year

Sunday, June 24, 2018

HISTORIC GILMORE ADOBE

Including a rare opportunity to a guided tour
(The Adobe is usually not open to the public)
Located between the Farmers Market and The Grove off of Gilmore Lane

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Installation of New Officers, Trustees and Business Meeting

Guest Speaker
ADRIAN SCOTT FINE
Director of Advocacy for the L.A. Conservancy
“Saving CBS”

Immediately following the speaker, enjoy a
Bar B’Q dinner, including beverages, wine and dessert
Members and their guests $45.00; Non-members $60.00
Reservations are required by June 18th via Paypal (with a small service fee) or Check
(For pdf of check form, invitation and map to print click here)

SOLD OUT!!!

Parking Instructions:

For easiest parking enter the Grove through the Fairfax entrance

Between Beverly Boulevard and Third Street ( on Farmers Market Place) and park in either the Farmers Market or the North Market Parking Lot. Walk on Farmers Market Place towards the Grove parking structure.

Gilmore Adobe is located between Wood Ranch Barbecue and Umami Burger. We hope to have balloons to make finding the location easier.

The Gilmore Adobe will be behind a brown fence before you get to the Grove Parking Structure (on the North side of the street) .

We have 100 free validation passes. Please remember to ask for one.

 

Tea and Scandals in Fremont Place with the WS-HP Historical Society

Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society members and guests enjoyed tea in Fremont Place on Sunday

Almost 100 local history buffs gathered in historic Fremont Place at one of the neighborhood’s most important and historic homes, 56 Fremont Place, the one-time residence of actress Mary Pickford,  for tea and a fascinating talk by film historian Marc Wanamaker.

“The history of Los Angeles is in all these old movies because they used the city as their sets,” said Wanamaker, a film historian with one of the most extensive photo archives on the history of LA’s film industry.  Wanamaker brought the hosts, Lani and Edwin Raquel, a board displaying historic photos of their house and actress Mary Pickford and family, who lived in the house for a year in 1918, just three years after the home, then known as the Helen Mathewson Home, was built.

“Only a handful of movie people lived in Fremont Place, but they used it as a set,” said Wanamaker, who also brought a photo of the neighborhood’s Wilshire Boulevard Gates from the 1921 Charlie Chaplin film “The Idle Class.”

“It’s so exciting to be here in Fremont Place exactly because it’s still here,” said Wanamaker, who frequently collaborates with the Los Angeles Conservancy and Hollywood Heritage to preserve neighborhood  history.

Photos from Wanamaker’s Bison Archives of Fremont Place and Mary Pickford

Wanamaker spoke, without notes, for almost two hours, telling stories drawn from his extensive research and dozens of books over the years. While the talk was billed as stories of scandals, Wanamaker ended up debunking several long-standing Hollywood scandal stories, including several “murders” that were most likely accidents. The stories were just as interesting, though less scandalous, when filled in with facts provided by Wanamaker. His encyclopedic knowledge of the movies and the people who made them – many of whom Wanamaker knew personally – left the group wanting to hear more.

Wanamaker started his career as a filmmaker, founding the Los Angeles International Film Exposition, known as FILMEX, in 1971, and was involved in forming The American Cinematheque. In a unique position to collect materials from studios and realizing the importance of the film industry’s collections to telling the story of Los Angeles, Wanamaker created Bison Archivesa unique photographic collection that specializes in the history of the motion picture and television industry in the United States. Wanamaker is passionate about LA history, the movies and sharing his knowledge. (He also generously donated photos to this writer for the pictorial history, “Larchmont” for Arcadia Press.)

“I am thrilled to support anyone or any group that is trying to preserve local history. It’s so important and so much fun,” said Wanamaker.

Film historian Marc Wanamaker gave a talk to the Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society
Hosts Lani and Edwin Raquel lean in to the capacity crowd in their Fremont Place home
Tea was served at the Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society’s event on Sunday in Fremont Place
Judy Zeller, President of the WS-HP Historical Society, and Myrna Gintel, event organizer
Event organizer Myrna Gintel with guests at the tea
56 Fremont Place was the residence of Mary Pickford and her family in 1918
 

Please join us for a private viewing of the FIDM Costume Gallery

Please join the Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society

For a private tour of costumes from such films as Beauty and the Beast, Phantom Thread and Wonder Woman

Friday, March 9, 2018

Meet in front of the FIDM Museum by 10:30 AM

Some car-pooling is available from Judy Zeller’s house at

250 S. Lucerne – we will be leaving no later than 9:30

The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising is located at 919 S. Grand Avenue

The parking lot is on 9th Street – just before Grand. That lot fills up quickly. You may have to look for surrounding lots.

After the tour we have chosen El Cholo Downtown to have a no host lunch.

1037 S. Flower Street – The Museum is one block north of Olympic. The restaurant is one block south of Olympic.

For questions send an e-mail to juanitakempe@gmail.com

Tickets $15 per member – non members $20. Checks must be received by March 5th

You may pay by Paypal or by printing and mailing in the form below with your check. 


Museum Tour Tickets



I/We will attend. Enclosed is my/our check(s) for $____________ for #___________ members #__________ non-members

Name(s)____________________________________________________________

Address____________________________________________________________

Email______________________________________________
Phone________________

Please make check payable to WS-HPHS. Mail to 137 N. Larchmont Blvd. #125, Los Angeles, CA 90004

 

HOLIDAY PARTY December 5-2017!

CELEBRATING 2017 HOLIDAYS with

Windsor Square & Hancock Park Historical Society

Tuesday December 5, 2017 @ 6:30PM

733 N. Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles CA, 90038

Wine, cheese and buffet hosted by

Rafael de Marchena-Huyke

Party begins with caroling lead by Suz Landay with Fluff McLean at Piano 

$25.00 per person  Proceeds will benefit the Society                             

RSVP by December 1  Reservations are limited

 


Make a Joyful Noise

Name____________________________

Guests___________________________

Please Reserve #____________________

Enclosed is my check for $_____________

Make checks payable, and send by December 1, to:

WSHPHS: 137 North Larchmont Blvd., #135 

Los Angeles, CA 90004


Parking Instructions: Street parking is by PERMIT ONLY on both sides of the street on the 700 North Las Palmas block (from Melrose Ave to Waring). Parking permits will be provided for this block only, and may be picked up at the house. Parking north & south and on surrounding streets is available without a permit. Handicap placards may park anywhere on the street; no parking permits are required for handicap.

New Member Welcome Party November 19-2017!

Can you believe that we have over 40 new members so far in 2017? 

You are cordially invited to meet and mingle with some of these new members at our

New Member Cocktail Party on

 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

The party will be held in the magnificent

home of Kiel Fitzgerald and Jeffrey Reuben at

520 S. Lucerne Boulevard

 

There is no charge for members who joined in 2017 

Current Member Admission: $25.00 INCLUDES Wine & Hors D’Oeuvres


Cocktail Tickets




QUESTIONS: Richard Battaglia #323-422-7886

 

BIRD RESCUE TOUR 2017

The Windsor Square-Hancock Park  Historical Society

has arranged a private talk and tour of the International Bird Rescue Facility in San Pedro. This is an organization that helped to save the oiled birds from the Exxon Valdez spill, the explosion of Deepwater Horizon as well as many other disasters. They have rehabilitated many birds that have needed desperate help. You will hear about all this on our special day.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 10:30 in the morning

3601 S. Gaffey Street – San Pedro, CA 90731

 

Free parking at the site – there is a long drive down the driveway

 

The WS/HPHS will be making a donation to the Facility. They do not need any Dawn soap but could use your old towels, pillow cases and sheets for bedding. No holes in them please – so the birds will not get their feet stuck.

If you wish to wander over to the Marine Mammal Rescue site next door – please do. They have baskets on the outside of the enclosures for donations. This is where you will see rescued seals and sea lions.

We will provide suggestions for places to have lunch at the site.

For questions send an e-mail to juanitakempe@gmail.com

Tickets $20 per member, children $10 – non-members $25. Checks must be received by October 9th

 

I/We will attend. Enclosed is my/our check(s) for $_______for #___members #___ non-members #___children

Name(s)_________________________________________________________________________

Address__________________________________________________________________________

E-mail_____________________________________________________Phone__________________

Please make check payable to WS-HPHS. Mail to 137 N. Larchmont Blvd. #135, Los Angeles, CA 90004