Frank and Lloyd Wright in Hollywood
Preserving Hollywood's Heritage @ the Barn kickoff event: "Frank and Lloyd Wright in Hollywood"
Frank Lloyd Wright is America's best-known architect. Born in 1867, he lived to be 91, and enjoyed a career that lasted nearly as long as his lifetime. Prime examples of his work include the prairie houses, the S.C. Johnson Wax Building, Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum. By the time of his death, he had become internationally recognized for his innovative building style and contemporary designs. He created 1,141 designs, of which 532 were completed. Some of his most prominent work can be found in Hollywood, including the Hollyhock, Ennis-Brown, Storer and Freeman Houses.
Frank Lloyd Wright's eldest son, Lloyd Wright (1890-1978) worked closely with his father, but he was also a master architect in his own right. Lloyd Wright began his career with the landscaping firm of Olmsted and Olmsted in Boston, but relocated to Los Angeles around 1913. Throughout the 1920s, Lloyd created spectacular houses and customized gardens in Hollywood and the surrounding area, including the John Sowden House and the hillside hugging Samuel-Novarro house. Lloyd Wright also designed two successive band shells for the Hollywood Bowl.
A panel featuring Marla Felber, Chair of the Ennis House Foundation, Jeffrey Herr, Curator of the Hollyhock House and Steve Lamb, Residential Designer and Preservation Contractor will provide an overview of the Wrights' work in Hollywood and discuss recent preservation activities at some of their most important sites. A wide selection of books and Wright inspired gifts will be available for purchase at the museum store.
Thursday April 19, 2012 at 7:30pm at:
Hollywood Heritage Museum at the Lasky DeMille Barn
2100 North Highland Avenue
(Across from the Hollywood Bowl)
Free Parking in Lot D
Admission is free!
Hollywood Heritage Museum (View)
2100 N. Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90068
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|