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Chasing Ghosts: Chronicling Los Angeles’ Hidden Italian History


Lecture with optional dinner discussion after at a TBD Italian restaurant close by.  Anyone have a recommendation - Olive Garden doesn't count :) 


This lecture series is co-sponsored by Los Angeles City Historical Society and the History Department of the Richard J. Riordan Central Library. Lectures are held in the Mark Taper Auditorium, on the first floor of the Central Library (640 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles). Admittance is free and open to the public.


Marianna Gatto, Executive Director of the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles


http://www.lacityhistory.org/blog/2013/12/introducing-the-2014-marie-northrop-lecture-series/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a very good lecture. When the new Italian Museum opens we should go and then have an Italian lunch in DTLA!

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Robert K.

    We are in the auditorium, is anyone else here? Will go to lunch after. [masked] Robert

    March 8, 2014

    • Valerie

      Hi Robert...my friend and I were there...sorry we missed you.

      March 8, 2014

  • Tom S.

    The presentation was fascinating for it's facts about the history of Italians in Los Angeles! Well-presented!

    1 · March 8, 2014

  • Rudy

    Turns out I'm going to have a full Saturday, and, Darn! Won't have enough time to attend this.

    March 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll have to line up with the 'no' rsvp' folks, as I am running LAM tomorrow and might just stay home and rest.

    March 7, 2014

  • Suzanne

    Looking forward to tomorrow's walking tour!

    March 7, 2014

  • Sheilah

    Darn, working now hope you do this again

    March 6, 2014

  • Tom S.

    Guys, I can recommend the food at the San Antonio Winery in Lincoln Heights, one of the last icons of old Italian Los Angeles. I can also recommend two great, old Los Angeles Italian restaurants: Palermo's on Vermont Ave. in Los Feliz and Scarantino's Inn in Glendale, two blocks west of the Eagle Rock Plaza, on Colorado St.

    March 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Super bummed that I can't do this now. Maybe they will do it again?

    March 1, 2014

  • Robert K.

    Does anyone know a good Italian place close by to get something to eat. An Italian friend once told me his definition of a good place to eat is if it looks like they filmed scenes from the Godfather in it.

    February 2, 2014

    • Rudy

      It's not walking distance from the Central Library, but it's certainly not far, but if any of you are ever interested in eating at one of the original remaining Italian deli's (Estd. 1929) in an area that was part of “Little Italy,” I would highly recommend, Eastside Market Italian Deli. Plenty of room to eat inside.
      BUT...they do close at 2:00pm on Saturdays!
      http://esmdeli.com/in...­

      February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    That sucks! I went to Little Joe's when I was a kid :(

    1 · February 2, 2014

  • Rudy

    Thanks Robert for scheduling this meetup. I noticed they just recently demolished the shuttered (since '98) the old historic building that was Little Joe's Italian restaurant.
    http://www.oldlarestaurants.com/little-joes/

    1 · February 2, 2014

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