Thursday, March 21, 2013

LAVA offers fres Sunday Salon in LA March 31

Celebrate Downtown L.A. history and architecture with LAVA's free Sunday

WHO: Presented by LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association.

WHAT: The LAVA Sunday Salon cultural speaker's series offers a Downtown
architecture and history program of Marc Chevalier on James Oviatt and his
landmark Art Deco Oviatt Building and Hillsman Wright of the Los Angeles
Historic Theatre Foundation on Downtown's cinema palaces.

WHEN: Sunday, March 31, 12pm-2pm followed by a free Broadway theatre walking
tour at 2:15pm. Salons fall on the last Sunday of the month.

WHERE: Mezzanine level, Les Noces du Figaro restaurant, 618 S Broadway, Los
Angeles, CA, 90014.

COST: Free, no reservations required for Salon attendance or for the free
walking tour MARCH 31 SALON INFO:, call




1) Oviatt Building scholar MARC CHEVALIER will give a lecture with
accompanying slide show on the life and times of James Oviatt. Topics will
include Oviatt's eponymous building, his contributions to the Art Deco in
Los Angeles, his fashionable haberdashery Alexander & Oviatt, myths, legends
and the even more fascinating reality. Oviatt¹s arc is a microcosm of the
upwardly mobile in Jazz Age Los Angeles, and his story touches almost every
major aspect of culture and commerce in pre-war Los Angeles.  For more on
Marc Chevalier, visit

2) HILLSMAN WRIGHT of the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation will give
an illustrated talk on the history of theaters on Broadway from the turn of
the last century up to the present day. At the conclusion of the 45-minute
talk, we will take a stroll around Broadway to look at some of the theaters
we have just been discussing. For more on LAHTF, visit

Applications from prospective LAVA members are being taken at

To learn more about LAVA, please visit

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