Sorry for the late notice...just got this late last night. But for those of you who are interested, maybe live in the area, A FREE screening of Chinatown will be shown this Saturday at Union Station. I probably will not be able to attend this one.
It's free but note that you have to call for reservations.
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Really sorry to miss this but have urgent schedule conflict
0 · July 20, 2013
You're right Kathy...I stand corrected!I should have been more aware..I just finished reading The Chinatown War: Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871 by Scott Zesch. The first Chinese residents of Los angles settled in a area called Calle de los Negros..where the fwy runs through now.
The link below gives a good idea where the area was located:http://www.whatwasthere.com/browse.aspx#!/ll/[masked],[masked]/id/55314/info/details/zoom/14/
A few weeks ago I received an email from Donna Young at the Chinese American Museum in the Plaza area to let me know the museum “has a new permanent exhibit, Origins, which consists of three sections: L.A. Chinatown, late 1800s to 1930s; New Chinatown L.A., 1938 to almost present; and, L.A. Chinese heading east to the San Gabriel Valley, 1960s to present” The museuam is free-of-charge if anyone wants to check it out and learn more.
1 · July 17, 2013
When I arrived in LA in the mid-90s, I was taught that there were FIVE Chinatowns: Calle de los Negros, the Union Station site, the 2 competing replacements for that site, one built by private investors (that burned, possibly through arson) and the current Broadway-centered site, and finally the "suburban" Chinatowns of the San Gabriel Valley, centered originally in Monterey Park. And that museum is a treasure!
0 · July 18, 2013
I followed the link but there were no more tickets available. :(
0 · July 16, 2013
looking forward to it!
For those who might not be aware (recent transplants?) the Union Station area was the site of the original Chinatown for about 100 years, until it was was torn down in the mid-30's to build Union station.The only original building left is the Garnier bldg., next to the historic firehouse in the plaza area.Below is a link to a few old photos from the LA Times:http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-chinatown-html,0,3205639.htmlstory
second Chinatown, actually
what a perfect location for the screening!
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