It's probably a law of nature that the minute a post is up, one finds more to add to it.
So here are some more suggestions for Los-Angeles-History reading, followed by a few more get-off-the-couch activities:
First, the reads:
The story of how Mount Lee (where the Hollywood Sign is) got flattened, on KCET (hint: blame the guy on the right)
The Bridle Paths of Beverly Hills takes us to a bygone era--one that lasted, to my surprise, into the 1960s.
Now the get out and go's:
The Edith Head films start with Sunset Blvd on Sept. 12, followed by a TV interview with Ms. Head and a talk with historian and costume designer Debra Nadoolman Landis. On the 14th there will be two more films
The Noir set starts on Sept. 13 with two films (The Blue Garndenia & Whirlpool, starring Ann Baxter and Gene Tierney, respectively), two more on the 15th, and two more on the 19th.