Tel: (818) 347-9665 PST

info@TheMuseumSFV.org

www.TheMuseumSFV.org




Friday, August 18, 2017

ENGLANDER INTRODUCES iNNOV818 TO REIMAGINE THE CHATSWORTH NORTHRIDGE INDUSTRIAL CORE

LOS ANGELES— On August 18 (8.18 day), we celebrate the historical importance of the San
Fernando Valley which makes up a majority of the 818 area code. To mark the occasion,
Councilmember Mitchell Englander introduced a pair of motions designating the Chatsworth-
Northridge industrial core to reinforce and reimagine the historical role of the San Fernando
Valley as the region’s primary hub for new industries and technology.

“Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, I saw firsthand how the aerospace and other local
technology industries shaped the economy and culture of Southern California,” said
Councilmember Englander. “On this 818 Day, we have a chance to not just celebrate this
history, but harness the Valley’s unique potential to foster a new generation of industries
providing jobs and economic opportunity for families throughout the region.”

The San Fernando Valley is historically the technological core of the aerospace industry in
southern California. The West Valley has been the hub of industry and innovation going back to
the beginnings of the aerospace industry. As a result, the Chatsworth and Northridge
communities are home to many restricted light industrial properties which are unique in Los
Angeles for their contiguous zoning.

The continued siting of restricted light industrial uses within the Chatsworth and Northridge
communities is of utmost importance to the economic development of our San Fernando Valley
communities, but also for the City and the entire southern California region. The motions
introduced today will ensure that the Chatsworth-Northridge core remains as one of the few
contiguous zones in Los Angeles suitable for the location of high-tech, clean-tech, green-tech
and bio-tech uses.

The first step toward achieving this goal is to define and designate the boundaries of this area.
The second step includes a partnership, between Council District 12 and the City Planning
Department, to develop an inventory of assets in the area including transportation modes,
housing and infrastructure, schools and education, fiber and internet speed capabilities, power
assessments and the unique culture of the West Valley.

SEE ATTACHED MAP AND MOTION
MEDIA CONTACT:
Colin Sweeney
Communications Director
Cell (213) 804-5811

Email: Colin.Sweeney@lacity.org



HAPPY 818 DAY! Celebrate at The Museum


We are family, 818 family



Celebrate and dance to the music! 

As part of this years #818Day celebration, we invite you to visit The Museum of the San Fernando Valley on Friday, August 18th (8.18.2017) from 10am -12pm. 

Listen to live music by Josué Barahona and share stories about The Valley and its influence around the world.





The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204 (Wilbur and Nordhoff)
Northridge, CA 91324-3885 
Tel: (818) 347-9665 PST 
info@TheMuseumSFV.org
www.TheMuseumSFV.org


FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Gone With The Wind's Connection to the San Fernando Valley

Did you know that some of the scenes in Gone with the Wind were filmed in the San Fernando Valley?

“Gerald O’Hara’s last ride” was filmed in 3 locations including West Hills, Simi Valley & Lasky Mesa in Calabasas, California (between Agoura and Woodland Hills).

The infamous “I’ll never be hungry again” scene was shot one early morning at Lasky Mesa.

Gone with the Wind Scene at Lasky Mesa
Lasky Mesa 2017 Photo by Matt Jaffe

Museum President Lee Davis mentioned that Dame Olivia de Havilland was born on July 1, 1916, in the July eNewsletter (2017). One of eNewsletter readers reminded The Museum that Olivia de Havilland is one of the few still living cast members of the iconic Gone with the Wind film.
Patrick Curtis as "Baby Beau" Wilkes with Olivia De Havilland
   
Another living cast member is Patrick Curtis. He once wrote The Museum and stated, "I played 'Baby Beau Wilkes' the son of Melanie & Ashley Wilkes (Olivia De Havilland, & Leslie Howard)." Curtis was born and lived in the San Fernando Valley. He attended Saint Charles Borromeo School in North Hollywood from 1945-1953. In 1957, he graduated from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks.

Ric Holt as "Toddler" Beau Wilkes, with Olivia De Havilland

Ric Holt also portrayed the Beau Wilkes as a toddler. Holt retold the story of how he got the role to The Seattle Times, he was in his mother's arms on the set of one of his brother's movie when Gone With The Wind author Margaret Mitchell walked by and noticed him.
" 'That's him!' My mom said, 'That's who? And she said, 'Baby Beau." And that's how I got it." - Ric Holt (Interview with The Seattle Times).

Later Holt went on to attended Carpenter Avenue Elementary in Studio City and North Hollywood Junior High School. He graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1956. Sadly, Holt passed away in 2015.
Another cast member that spent many years living in the San Fernando Valley was Clark Gable. In 1939, Clark Gable who played "Rhett Butler" in Gone With The Wind purchased a 20-acre ranch in Encino and lived on the property until his death in 1960. 

















Comment below if you are a Gone With The Wind fan and have more fun facts to share.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

818 Day Celebration - Friday!


We are family, 818 family



Celebrate and dance to the music! 

As part of this years #818Day celebration, we invite you to visit The Museum of the San Fernando Valley on Friday, August 18th (8.18.2017) from 10am -12pm. 

Listen to live music by Josué Barahona and share stories about The Valley and its influence around the world.





The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204 (Wilbur and Nordhoff)
Northridge, CA 91324-3885 
Tel: (818) 347-9665 PST 
info@TheMuseumSFV.org
www.TheMuseumSFV.org


FREE ADMISSION

Monday, August 14, 2017

North Hollywood "NoHo" Historic Walking Tour - Sunday, August 27TH

Only two tours remain this year! 

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! 



Tour highlights include:
Amelia Earhart Statue
Amelia Earhart Library (1928)
St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church 
NoHo Fire Station #60
So. Pacific Railroad Depot (1896) 
Weddington Family 
Air raid siren
El Portal Theatre (1926)
NoHo Arts District
Lankershim Arts Center (1939) (S. Charles Lee, architect)
North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542
Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended)

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at events@theMuseumSFV.org. Please leave name, email address and phone number

Cost: $10 per person donation.
Prepay on Eventbrite: http://nohotour2017.eventbrite.com/

Parking: Street and metered parking in area

Tour meets at Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (at corner of Library)
Please visit us on the web at www.theMuseumSFV.org

Tour Repeats:
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Thank you to our sponsor Universal City / North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Speaker Series: Artist Marjorie Sarnat (Saturday, August 26, 2017)

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet featured artist Marjorie Sarnat.
Sarnat is an award winning mixed-media artist, best selling author, and illustrator. She has gained fans and collectors worldwide. Her intricate style includes hidden messages and imagery with various colors, textures, and patterns. She incorporates antique glass and found treasure plus metallic paint in her Hidden Treasure series.
Come learn more about the Hidden Treasure series and see Sarnat's unique mixed art on Saturday, August 26th from 2-3pm.
TICKETS: $10 (Includes one raffle ticket, light snacks, and drinks)

Seating is very limited. Tickets are required.
All proceeds help support The Museum.
LOCATION: 
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St, Suite 204, Northridge, CA 91324
FREE PARKING
Following the speaker series presentation, join us for complimentary light refreshments and snacks while shopping at the new gift store where you can purchase art from the presenter, as well as prints, crafts, books and other merchandise. Also, you are welcomed to explore The Museum's current exhibitions: Mid Century Modern, The Westmore: First Family of Hollywood Makeup, Hollywood at Home, Mexican American Community Baseball, Two Centuries of San Fernando Valley Architecture and the current art exhibit. 

2017 UPCOMING FEATURED ARTISTS
(There may be video and/or photography at this event that can be used for marketing purposes. Please notify staff you do not want your image used. Thank you.)

Saturday, July 29, 2017

TODAY at 2PM - SOLD OUT*** Speaker Series: Artist Alisa Gabrielle

We hope you got your tickets early. This event is officially sold out! NO WALK-INS. 

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet featured artist Alisa Gabrielle.
Gabrielle’s award winning artwork features bold figures with playful, psychological and sexual themes. She turns hard stones into soft and curvy sculptures that speak to femininity. Her internationally recognized sculptures have been published in multiple outlets including Sunset Magazine, the book “World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today,” ABC-TV news and NBC’s Emmy award winning show “Staring Over.”
Learn more about Gabrielle's career and unique scupltures on Saturday, July 29th from 2-3pm.  
TICKETS: $10 (Includes one raffle ticket, light snacks, and drinks)
https://alisagabrielle.eventbrite.com

Seating is very limited. Tickets are required.
All proceeds help support The Museum.
LOCATION: 
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St, Suite 204, Northridge, CA 91324
FREE PARKING 
Following the speaker series presentation, join us for complimentary light refreshments and snacks while shopping at the new gift store where you can purchase art from the presenter, as well as prints, crafts, books and other merchandise. Also you are welcomed to explore The Museum's current exhibitions: Mid Century Modern, The Westmore: First Family of Hollywood Makeup, Hollywood at Home, Mexican American Community Baseball, Two Centuries of San Fernando Valley Architecture and the current art exhibit. 

2017 UPCOMING FEATURED ARTISTS

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Today at 2pm - Historic Van Nuys Walking Tour

The development entity known as The Syndicate began the process in 1910, but William Paul Whitsett saw it through to the end. Originally a barley field, Van Nuys became a prosperous center of City Government, agriculture and industry. 


Come explore what remains to be appreciated: original 1911 buildings hidden beneath modern facades, first churches, a civic center with many special revelations, one of the main hubs of social and official activity, the Women's Club building, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monuments #201, #202, and #911, and National Register of Historic Places Monument #2509. 

Learn about the origin of the Daily News and the company which was a nationwide maker of silent movie theatre organs. Who were Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Wayne E. Bechtelheimer and Whitley Van Nuys Huffaker? Relive "Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Boulevard." We will have historic photographs and stories to share as we wander this surprisingly historic San Fernando Valley treasure. 

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at events@TheMuseumSFV.org
Time: 2:00 - 3:30PM

Cost: $10 per person
FREE for Current Museum Members
http://vannuystour2017.eventbrite.com/

Van Nuys Tour meets at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. at Sylvan and Van Nuys Blvd., under arch, which is southeast corner of the street.
Parking: Free Lot on Vesper Ave & Sylvan St. Meter and Street parking also available. 
Tour Repeats Monthly on the 4th Sunday (with exceptions)
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Sunday. November 26, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Next Week - Artist Speaker Series

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet featured artist Alisa Gabrielle. 
 
Gabrielle’s award winning artwork features bold figures with playful, psychological and sexual themes. She turns hard stones into soft and curvy sculptures that speak to femininity. Her internationally recognized sculptures have been published in multiple outlets including Sunset Magazine, the book “World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today,” ABC-TV news and NBC’s Emmy award winning show “Staring Over.”
Learn more about Gabrielle's career and unique scupltures on Saturday, July 29th from 2-3pm.  

TICKETS: $10 (Includes one raffle ticket, light snacks and drinks)
https://alisagabrielle.eventbrite.com

Seating is very limited. Tickets are required.
All proceeds help support The Museum. 
LOCATION: 
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St, Suite 204, Northridge, CA 91324
FREE PARKING  

Following the speaker series presentation, join us for complimentary light refreshments and snacks while shopping at the new gift store where you can purchase art from the presenter, as well as prints, crafts, books and other merchandise. Also you are welcomed to explore The Museum's current exhibitions: Mid Century Modern,The Westmore: First Family of Hollywood Makeup, Hollywood at Home, Mexican American Community Baseball, Two Centuries of San Fernando Valley Architecture and the current art exhibit.

2017 UPCOMING FEATURED ARTISTS




Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Artist Alisa Gabrielle Visits The Museum - Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet featured artist Alisa Gabrielle. 
 
Gabrielle’s award winning artwork features bold figures with playful, psychological and sexual themes. She turns hard stones into soft and curvy sculptures that speak to femininity. Her internationally recognized sculptures have been published in multiple outlets including Sunset Magazine, the book “World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today,” ABC-TV news and NBC’s Emmy award winning show “Staring Over.”
Learn more about Gabrielle's career and unique scupltures on Saturday, July 29th from 2-3pm.  
TICKETS: $10 (Includes one raffle ticket, light snacks and drinks)
https://alisagabrielle.eventbrite.com

Seating is very limited. Tickets are required.
All proceeds help support The Museum. 
LOCATION: 
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St, Suite 204, Northridge, CA 91324
FREE PARKING  
Following the speaker series presentation, join us for complimentary light refreshments and snacks while shopping at the new gift store where you can purchase art from the presenter, as well as prints, crafts, books and other merchandise. Also you are welcomed to explore The Museum's current exhibitions: Mid Century Modern,The Westmore: First Family of Hollywood Makeup, Hollywood at Home, Mexican American Community Baseball, Two Centuries of San Fernando Valley Architecture and the current art exhibit.

2017 UPCOMING FEATURED ARTISTS