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Welcome! Come join me for historic house visits, museum explorations, architecture walking tours, and good camaraderie with design professionals and aficionados!

Each talk and tour is carefully organized for you. I will personally greet you at each and every event. You'll meet lots of new friends, make new contacts, and have a great time!

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The Richfield Oil Company Building: Beginnings of a Preservation Movement

The symbolic black and gold terra cotta, neon-lit, oil-derrick-shaped tower and Art Deco motifs that covered the Richfield Building are sadly no longer there, as the gleaming structure was senselessly demolished in 1969. Historian Eric Evavold ("Mr. Bullocks Wilshire") and I will honor the history and glory of the landmark building with archival photos and details of its importance in the annals of Los Angeles architectural history. The demolition of the building was one of the galvanizing forces in the creation of an historic preservation movement in Los Angeles.

The lecture is $10 (plus $1 Paypal fee). Can't make it live? Register and a replay will be sent to you upon request.

I will email you via Eventbrite with the Zoom link three hours in advance of the lecture. If you do not receive the Zoom link (after checking your spam box, too), email me at [masked]. Please email me at least 30 minutes before the lecture if you haven't received your link.

Ticket sales end 15 minutes before the lecture. Please order your tickets early!

I look forward to having you join us!

Haunted Tour of Hollywood American Legion Hall

Hollywood American Legion Post 43

$33.00

Hollywood American Legion Post 43 is opening its doors to us for a special private Halloween haunted tour of its Egyptian Revival building. Post 43 has been home to its members for more than 90 years.
Our tour guide will take you through the interior of the building telling you spine-tingling tales of its resident ghosts, highlighting its architecture, its history, and its art and Hollywood memorabilia collections. One of the highlights of the tour is the old speakeasy in the basement in which we'll be able to enjoy a beverage after the tour.

Specific directions on where to meet will be given when you RSVP.

We are limited to 20 participants.

**Proof of Covid vaccination required.**

The tour is $30. If you would like to avoid the Paypal fees of $3, email me at [masked] to pay by Venmo.

*Please note that all tours require 24 hours' cancellation notification for refund.

Haunted Tour of Hollywood American Legion Hall

Hollywood American Legion Post 43

$33.00

Hollywood American Legion Post 43 is opening its doors to us for a special private Halloween haunted tour of its Egyptian Revival building. Post 43 has been home to its members for more than 90 years.
Our tour guide will take you through the interior of the building telling you spine-tingling tales of its resident ghosts, highlighting its architecture, its history, and its art and Hollywood memorabilia collections. One of the highlights of the tour is the old speakeasy in the basement in which we'll be able to enjoy a beverage after the tour.

Specific directions on where to meet will be given when you RSVP.

We are limited to 20 participants.

**Proof of Covid vaccination required.**

The tour is $30. If you would like to avoid the Paypal fees of $3, email me at [masked] to pay by Venmo.

*Please note that all tours require 24 hours' cancellation notification for refund.

Bad Design. Really Bad Design.

Online event

$11.00

Please join my special guest and oft-partner in crime, interior designer Ian Noonan, for another episode of his hilarious commentary on all things design related. This time he'll take us on an outrageous journey through some of the best examples of bad design. From harvest gold and avocado green kitchens to shag carpeting to taxidermied wall decor, get ready for an entertaining presentation on unspeakable crimes against good design.

The 1-hour lecture is $10 (plus $1 Paypal fee). Can't make it live? Register and a replay will be sent to you upon request.

I will email you via Meetup with the Zoom link three hours in advance of the lecture. If you do not receive the Zoom link (after checking your spam box, too), email me at [masked]. Please email me at least 30 minutes before the lecture if you haven't received your link.

Ticket sales end 15 minutes before the lecture. Please order your tickets early!

We look forward to having you join us!

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