After a successful standing-room-only lecture on the role of the Silent Film Era in Los Feliz at the Architecture & Beyond Los Feliz Library lecture series last month, local amateur historian, Donald Seligman, will reprise his presentation for those who missed it on Saturday, July 13, 5:00 p.m., at Skylight Books, 1818 North Vermont.
Seligman, a retired dentist, authored the newly published book, “Los Feliz and the Silent Film Era: The Heart of Los Angeles Cinema 1908-1930.” The book features over 800 photographs, images and posters of silent screen stars, directors, producers, and executives who resided in the Los Feliz community. It has been selling vigorously with all proceeds going back to the community through local projects by the Los Feliz Improvement Association. One of these activities will be the long-overdue pruning and maintenance of the 240 Los Feliz Boulevard Deodar cedars, some nearly 100 years old, which has been an LFIA charge nearly since they were first planted between 1934 and 1936.
As a community leader, Seligman became interested in Los Feliz history and previously wrote the only definitive book on the area, “Los Feliz: An Illustrated Early History.”
Skylight Books will have copies of Seligman’s books for purchase and signing at the event.
For more information, call Skylight Books at 323-660-1175.