A free panel on the history of LA's historic Wilshire Blvd. moderated by Hidden LA's Lynn Garrett.
The hugely popular Facebook page Hidden Los Angeles (https://www.facebook.com/HiddenLA) is run by fifth-generation Angeleno Lynn Garrett. LA expert Garrett, a pro at delving into off-the-beaten-track aspects of our fair city, moderates a free panel at the Craft and Folk Art Museum on June 20. Part of The Getty’s momentous architectural undertaking “Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.,” this discussion with three LA experts delves into one of the main arteries of the city. The famed boulevard cuts through LA from Downtown to the Pacific Ocean and is the site of the June 23 CicLAvia event. It is or was home to the Ambassador Hotel and its Coconut Grove, the Brown Derby, the once-elegant MacArthur Park (long before that cake was left out in the rain), and one of the US’s most breathtaking Art Deco structures, known as Bullocks Wilshire before it became a law school library. Listen as Kevin Roderick (author of "Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles"), Edward Lifson (architectural researcher and commentator), and Catherine Gudis (a UC Riverside history professor) discuss the boulevard once known as the Champs-Élysées of the West.