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Sunday, November 29, 2015

[RE]visit [RE]seda Holiday Bazaar! 12/5/15

GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT AND 
COME HAVE SOME FUN WITH US ON RESEDA BLVD! 

Arts & Crafts Walk
Ornament Decoration Station
Live Portrait Art
Decorative Store Contest
Street Tree Decoration Contest
Live Holiday Performances 
and more! 

Saturday, December 5th
10am - 2pm
On Reseda Blvd.
Between Nordhoff and Gresham



https://resedablvd.wordpress.com

Saturday, November 28, 2015

TIME FOR SOME FUN!

The Museum has two great events going on today!

First, the annual "Walk It Off" tour (which happens the Saturday after Thanksgiving) is today from 10am - 12:30pm in North Hollywood. More information can be found here: www.eventbrite.com

HISTORIC NORTH HOLLYWOOD WALKING TOUR


Second, our monthly artist speaker series continues today with ceramic artists, Ellen Rundle. More information can be found here: ellenrundle.eventbrite.com

NOVEMBER SPEAKER SERIES: ARTIST, ELLEN RUNDLE


Join us and lets have some fun!


Thursday, November 26, 2015

HAPPY THANKSGIVING WISHES FROM THE MUSEUM FAMILY

From The Museum family to yours...


Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

The Museum Board of Directors

Sunday, November 22, 2015

ANNUAL WALK IT OFF TOUR! (11/28/15)

HISTORIC NORTH HOLLYWOOD WALKING TOUR
 ANNUAL WALK IT OFF TOUR! 

November 28, 2015
10:00 am - 12:30 pm 
$10/person (please consider paying in advance)


During the Thanksgiving weekend, we have a fun event to shed some calories and become more culturally literate at the same time!

Amelia_Earhart_statueCommonwealth_SavingsSt._Pauls_First
During the Historic North Hollywood "NoHo" walking tour, attendees will learn about real cowboys, pioneer families, movie television and recording stars, the Spanish conquest, Mexican ranchos, great steam trains, vast ranches and orchards, land barons, wars, architecture, and much more!

Additional tour highlights include:

  •     Amelia Earhart Statue
  •     Amelia Earhart Library (1928)
  •     El Portal Theatre (1926)
  •     St. Paul's First Lutheran Church
  •     NoHo Arts District
  •     NoHo Fire Station #60
  •     Lankershim Arts Center (1939) (S. Charles Lee, architect)
  •     So. Pacific Railroad Depot (1886)
  •     Commonwealth Savings & Loan Building
  •     Weddington Family History
  •     North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542
  •     Security Trust and Savings Bank (1924)
  •     Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended)
You can sign up on Eventbrite: nohowalkingtour.eventbrite.com

In addition, if you would like write a check for a tour, it may be made payable and sent to: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, 18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204, Northridge, CA 91324-3885

To RSVP by phone for an upcoming historic walking tour, please contact us at (818) 347-9665 and leave your name, email, phone number and how many attendees or email at events@theMuseumSFV.org.

Tour meets at 10:00 am SHARP - Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (at corner of Library); North Hollywood


See you on the 28th!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Mid Century Modern Exhibit - Wine & Cheese Reception 11/21/15


Please join us for our Mid Century Modern Exhibit reception on 
Saturday, November 21st from 4PM to 6PM. Bring your friends and colleagues. Suggested Donation $10 The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 18860 Nordhoff Street, Suite 204 Northridge, CA 91324 Tel (818) 347-9665 RSVP: events@themuseumsfv.org



Sunday, November 15, 2015

GEORGE BARRIS PASSES AT AGE 89; WILL BE MISSED; LONG LIVE HIS AUTOMOBILES

We will all Miss George!

Thanks for everything you did for the entertainment industry as well as sharing your creative automotive gems with valley residents at local events.

George Barris, who created television's original Batmobile, along with custom vehicles for "The Munsters" and "The Beverly Hillbillies," passed away at age 89.

After Barris formed the hobby club Kustoms of America, his work got noticed by Hollywood, with producers commissioning him a car for the movie "High School Confidential" in 1958.

In the early '60s, Barris opened the shop in North Hollywood out of which he worked until his death. Over the next 70 years he would design literally hundreds of cars for television shows, movies, celebrities, heads of state and just regular folks.


But he's arguably known best for creating the Batmobile from the 1960s "Batman" series, a car he adapted from a Futura concept acquired from the Ford Motor Co.




"If you'll remember that pow, bang, wow is going out, throughout his whole script, that gives you an idea of what I had to contend with," Barris said on NPR in 2010. "Well, if you're going to make these exciting sounds and all this thing that comes up, I'm going to do the same thing to the car."

Another Barris classic - The Munster's Koach


Who did not not love The Munster's show!!!


Designed and built by George Barris.

The Koach was made from 3 Model T bodies and is 18 feet long. The 133" frame was made by hand.

It has a four speed manual transmission and a power rear end. The brass radiator and fenders were hand formed. In 1964, the cost to build the first one was $18,000.00. It had "blood red" velvet interior. It took 500 hours to hand form the ornate rolled steel scroll work. It had Gloss Black Pearl paint. The front end had a dropped axle, split radius rods and T springs. The studio gave George Barris 21 days to complete the car. Powered by a 289 Ford Cobra engine from a 1966 Mustang GT. Built with Jahns high compression pistons, ten chrome plated Stromberg carburetors, an Isky cam, and had a set of Bobby Barr racing headers.


The Batmobile fetched $4.62 million at auction in 2013.  

Read up on the history of George Karris - HERE.



George Barris, who created television's original Batmobile, along with custom vehicles for "The Munsters" and "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 89.

Barris Kustom Industries spokesman Edward Lozzi says Barris died Thursday, following a lengthy illness.

Barris was still in high school in Northern California when he designed his first fully customized car, a 1936 Ford.

After Barris formed the hobby club Kustoms of America, his work got noticed by Hollywood, with producers commissioning him a car for the movie "High School Confidential" in 1958.

In the early '60s, Barris opened the shop in North Hollywood out of which he worked until his death.

Over the next 70 years he would design literally hundreds of cars for television shows, movies, celebrities, heads of state and just regular folks.

But he's arguably known best for creating the Batmobile from the 1960s "Batman" series, a car he adapted from a Futura concept acquired from the Ford Motor Co.

"If you'll remember that pow, bang, wow is going out, throughout his whole script, that gives you an idea of what I had to contend with," Barris said on NPR in 2010. "I said, 'Well, if you're going to make these exciting sounds and all this thing that comes up, I'm going to do the same thing to the car.'"

The Batmobile fetched $4.62 million at auction in 2013. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ladailynews/obituary.aspx?n=george-barris&pid=176358336#sthash.spPsPJyo.dpuf
George Barris, who created television's original Batmobile, along with custom vehicles for "The Munsters" and "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 89.

Barris Kustom Industries spokesman Edward Lozzi says Barris died Thursday, following a lengthy illness.

Barris was still in high school in Northern California when he designed his first fully customized car, a 1936 Ford.

After Barris formed the hobby club Kustoms of America, his work got noticed by Hollywood, with producers commissioning him a car for the movie "High School Confidential" in 1958.

In the early '60s, Barris opened the shop in North Hollywood out of which he worked until his death.

Over the next 70 years he would design literally hundreds of cars for television shows, movies, celebrities, heads of state and just regular folks.

But he's arguably known best for creating the Batmobile from the 1960s "Batman" series, a car he adapted from a Futura concept acquired from the Ford Motor Co.

"If you'll remember that pow, bang, wow is going out, throughout his whole script, that gives you an idea of what I had to contend with," Barris said on NPR in 2010. "I said, 'Well, if you're going to make these exciting sounds and all this thing that comes up, I'm going to do the same thing to the car.'"

The Batmobile fetched $4.62 million at auction in 2013. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ladailynews/obituary.aspx?n=george-barris&pid=176358336#sthash.spPsPJyo.dpuf

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Speaker Series: Artist, Ellen Rundle & Pop-Up Art Mart (11/28/15)

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet the November featured artist, Ellen Rundle.



Rundle is a local San Fernando Valley ceramic artist with many years of experience working with Los Angeles firms as an art director/designer and even worked at the Getty. She is responsible for the huge public mural in North Hills located at the Old Church of Sepulveda which she created with "at risk" teens. Today, Ellen focuses mostly on creating gallery pieces and enjoys working on custom “storyboxes.” Learn more about her art on Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 2pm to 3pm.

Following the presentation, please join us for complimentary refreshments and enjoy the Museum. Don't forget to also enter the raffles!


ARTIST PRESENTATION: 2pm - 3pm

RAFFLE PRIZES:
- Two Walking Tour Passes
- Original Art Prints
- Books & More!

LOCATION: 
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St, Suite 204, Northridge CA 91324

FREE EVENT** & FREE PARKING
*$15 Suggested Donation to The Museum


https://ellenrundle.eventbrite.com

Monday, November 9, 2015

THE MUSUEM SUPPORTS GREAT STREET INITIATIVE HALLOWEEN EVENT; CD12 [RE]visit[RE]seda Blvd.




On Halloween, The Museum of the San Fernando Valley has a nice presence to support the Great Street Initiative and CD12’s [RE]visit [RE]seda Blvd team.

Thanks to board member Mel Mitchell and his wife Bev for their support of the event. Several other board members attended the event too.

Hundreds of residents and valley guests enjoyed costume and decorated bike contests, a live Scary Tale telling and Dia de los Muertos makeup artistry. One of the highlight of the festivities was the performance of CSUN Acasola, offering its  inaugural performance on the Reseda Blvd Great Street Flex Furniture custom designed by La-Mas. Pictured is Scott Sterling, President of The Museum with the group.

The Museum may have this group sing at its upcoming holiday party.



Friday, November 6, 2015

HISTORIC NORTH HOLLYWOOD WALKING TOUR (11/28/15)

HISTORIC NORTH HOLLYWOOD WALKING TOUR
 ANNUAL WALK IT OFF TOUR! 


November 28, 2015 - (After Thanksgiving)
10:00 am - 12:30 pm | $10/person (please consider paying in advance)



 Amelia_Earhart_statueCommonwealth_SavingsSt._Pauls_First
For the Historic North Hollywood "NoHo" walking tour, attendees will learn about real cowboys, pioneer families, movie television and recording stars, the Spanish conquest, Mexican ranchos, great steam trains, vast ranches and orchards, land barons, wars, architecture, and much more!
Additional tour highlights include:
  • Amelia Earhart Statue
  • Amelia Earhart Library (1928)
  • El Portal Theatre (1926)
  • St. Paul's First Lutheran Church
  • NoHo Arts District
  • NoHo Fire Station #60
  • Lankershim Arts Center (1939) (S. Charles Lee, architect)
  • So. Pacific Railroad Depot (1886)
  • Commonwealth Savings & Loan Building
  • Weddington Family History
  • North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542
  • Security Trust and Savings Bank (1924)
  • Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended)
You can sign up on Eventbrite: nohowalkingtour.eventbrite.com
In addition, if you would like write a check for a tour, it may be made payable and sent to: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, 18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204, Northridge, CA 91324-3885
To RSVP by phone for an upcoming historic walking tour, please contact us at (818) 347-9665 and leave your name, email, phone number and how many attendees or email at events@theMuseumSFV.org .
Tour meets at Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (at corner of Library)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

THANK YOU FOR VISITING!

The Museum is approaching its one year anniversary at the Plaza De La Cordillera in Northridge and we just wanted to say:
 THANK YOU FOR VISITING!


Michel Stevens Speaks To Visitors 10/17/15

Lee Davis Speaks To Delta Kappa Gamma Visitors 10/31/15

Judy Heimlich Presents Artwork 10/31/15

We look forward to bringing you new events and exciting programing in 2016.


Tuesday, November 3, 2015


TREASURES OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY 


The rocky hills of Chatsworth, in the northwest corner of the San Fernando Valley are now places for family picnics and areas in which to practice the popular recreation of rock climbing.  From the late 1920s to the 1960s dozens of motion pictures were made here, and one can encounter an occasional t.v. production going on today. 

Handcar coming through Chatsworth c. 1930
Vintage postcard - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
from Gary Fredburg 2015.  (click on image to enlarge it.)

Your Museum collects, studies and presents the history of Chatsworth and the other communities of the Greater San Fernando Valley.                                                              comments by Jerry Fecht


The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204 
Northridge, CA 91324-3885 
Telephone:  818-347-9665