Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Live Wrong and Prosper II

Funeral procedings for the Southwest Museum are happening this Saturday, July 15th at the, where else, Southwest Museum Gold Line Station. 10am. The procession will climb the hill to the gates of the museum. There will be Aztec dancers, puppets, and at the very least great views!

Mayor Antonio Villaraigos has said, at a meeting of the Southwest Museum Coalition, that the Southwest Museum needs to stay in Mount Washington. But who knows. I would personally look forward to a new Gettyesque type of place only with the history of Los Angeles, particually Northeast Los Angeles. Cool shuttle service up a windy road, big art-inspired parks, etc.

The Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition "supported by the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council and other community groups, will mourn the demise of L.A.’s oldest museum, closed for long-term “repairs” by new owners, the Autry National Center, while its priceless collection is removed for eventual display in a new Griffith Park facility. Members of the community are urged to participate in this event (and in the Candlelight vigil to be held at 8:00 pm that evening at Sycamore Grove Park)."

Gene Autry "Blueberry Hill"
Cypress HIll "Boom biddy bye bye"


Blogger 66 Productions said...

I, for one, will be there mourning the loss of a Los Angeles, California, national, and Route 66 icon. Hopefully someone (or, to be exact, Mayor Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles City Council) will come along to resurrect the Southwest Museum.

Thursday, July 13, 2006  

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