The most interesting bit in the Los Angeles Times obituary (to me, at least) is this:
"He would uncover historical details about buildings and arm himself with
historical photographs, and then deliver the trove of information to property
"Many of Hollywood Boulevard's theater proprietors listened, including Graumann's Chinese, the Egyptian, the Pantages, and the Music Box."
It sounds so simple. But the implication is that many of those property owners were moved to take action, benefiting us all.
The LA Weekly blog "LA Daily" is less upbeat, wondering if--without Nudelman around to keep them honest--developers and the big money interests will just do what they want, with no appreciation of history or how to hold onto it.
An impressive list of his accomplishments is at Cinema Treasures.