Doris Day is all about those dogs, Ed Begley’s house actually is solar-powered and Diane Keaton really loves old buildings. The Santa Ana native and Los Angeles Conservancy board member is teaming up with Conservancy director Linda Dishman to bring historic preservation to Holmby Hills and Westwood. The village and the homes surrounding it were developed in the 1920s by the Janss Company who lured the state of California to build a University out in the Los Angeles hinterlands with a sweetheart deal on an empty rancho out on the road to Santa Monica. Today the vintage neighborhood is mostly intact, but every time a wooden window is replaced with a vinyl slider an angel loses its wings. The community meeting, hosted by the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association, is open to the public so you might get the chance to ask Ms. Keaton about her love of George Washington Smith or ask her why Columbia made three of those talking baby movies.
HOLMBY-WESTWOOD PRESERVATION DISCUSSION
Thursday, March 15
Westwood United Methodist Church, main sanctuary
10497 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
To RSVP, call 310-271-6700 or e-mail [email protected]
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