2009 - The Year of Valley History
Van Nuys Drive In Theater c. 1948 - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2009. (click on image to enlarge).
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley's Board of Directors has a simple way of thanking those men and women who make special contributions to the history and culture of our communities, we dedicated our monthly meetings in their honor. Fittingly the first person to be honored in our minutes is John Bwarie.
Because of John's hard work and dedication to Los Angeles and Valley history, L.A. Heritage Day was a huge success. Thanks John for all you do for us.
In the 1940s and 50s, one of the hottest night time places to be in the San Fernando Valley was the Van Nuys Drive In Theater. The film "On An Island With You" gives us a great clue to when this photograph was taken. The movie featuring Ester Williams and Peter Lawford was released in 1948.