From the early days of filmmaking, Culver City was at the epicenter. For those that grew up here, we can spot Culver City locations in recent movies and TV shows with ease. But it takes a lot more time and effort to identify locations from silent films and early talkies.
Even though Chris Bungo was born and raised in New Jersey, he’s able to spot Culver City and other Los Angeles locations from movies of the 1920s and 30s like a native. He then photographs what’s there now, and dissolves in and out from the past to the present in his Then and Now videos on YouTube.
On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Chris Bungo will present some of his Then and Now videos, with a focus on Culver City locations.
Hal Roach expert Richard Bann, co-author of Our Gang: The Life and Times of the Little Rascals and contributor to the book Laurel & Hardy and the home video release Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection, will also present a brief history of Culver City’s Roach Studios, which produced many comedy shorts on the streets of The Heart of Screenland.
Historical Society members and the general public are invited to enjoy this free program on October 17 7 P.M. in the Multipurpose Room at Veterans Memorial Building, located at 4117 Overland Avenue. The entrance to both the ARC and Multipurpose Room is through the back of the building and open to the public.
The Historical Society Archives & Resource Center (ARC) will be open for you to come and see our latest exhibits.
About the Culver City Historical Society: Founded in 1979, the Culver City Historical Society was created for the purpose of collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the history, cultural, and civic accomplishments of Culver City and its surrounding areas. General meeting programs are held quarterly in the Multipurpose Room of Veterans Memorial Building, which are open to our members and the general public. The Historical Society Archives & Resource Center (ARC) is open the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and by appointment. For additional information please visit www.CulverCityHistoricalSociety.org and like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CulverCityHistoricalSociety