Michael Locke, author of “Silver Lake Chronicles: Exploring an Urban Oasis in Los Angeles,” will be the featured speaker at the Architecture&Beyond Lecture Series Thursday, Jan. 15, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at the Los Feliz Library, 1874 Hillhurst Ave.
In the book about early Silver Lake history, Locke investigates the lives of “mansion builders and movie stars, bohemians, visionaries and just plain folk” who contributed to the enclave’s avant-garde and illustrious past. He provides colorful anecdotes about movie magnates William Selig and Mark Sennett and silent screen-stars Mabel Normand, Antonio Moreno and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. The book was written with Vincent Brook.
Skylight Books will have Locke’s book for purchase and signing.
The free lecture series, now in its 11th year, is supported by the Friends of the Los Feliz Library and merchants of the Los Feliz BID.
For more information, call the Los Feliz Branch Library at (323) 913-4710.