The Wilshire Boulevard Slides: 1978-1979 @ The Los Angeles Breakfast Club, Los Angeles [11 October]

The Wilshire Boulevard Slides: 1978-1979

07:00 - 09:00

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The Los Angeles Breakfast Club
3201 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, California 90027
It was a heck of an after-school project for a mother and daughter: do an informal photo survey of the Wilshire Boulevard from downtown to the ocean. Mother Marlene was a Michigan native who'd come to L.A. in the late 1950s and loved everything about the city, especially the architecture. Daughter Annie liked the architecture too, and loved using her mom’s Minolta camera. Together, they spent about a dozen Tuesday afternoons in 1978-9 walking Wilshire; Marlene taking notes and Annie taking pictures. The result was over 1000 Kodachrome slides, documenting L.A.’s iconic street from its great landmarks to its empty lots. In 2010, Annie donated the Wilshire slides to the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection. Nearly 40 years later, the slides have turned into a unique time capsule of a boulevard that is in a constant state of change. Join Annie Laskey as she takes a closer look at some of the Wilshire slides and looks back on those Tuesday afternoons she spent with her mom on Wilshire Boulevard. Copies of the new book «The Wilshire Slides: A Mother & Daughter Kodachrome Adventure» will be for sale at the end of the program.

All welcome. Please RSVP to [email protected] so we know how much food to make! $15 cash at the door for full breakfast, merriment, and presentation. Business casual attire. See you then!
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