History of Paramount Studios Topic of Meeting
The next meeting of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley is on Monday, Aug. 19 and will explore the history of Paramount Pictures.
For over 100 years, Paramount Pictures has been captivating movie and television audiences worldwide with its alluring imagery and compelling stories. Arising from the collective genius of Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky and Cecil B. DeMille during the 1910s, Paramount Pictures is home to such enduring classics as Wings, Sunset Boulevard, The Ten Commandments, Love Story, The Godfather, Indiana Jones, Chinatown, Forrest Gump, Braveheart, Titanic and Star Trek.
Author E.J. Stephens has released a new book on Paramount history and on Monday will tell the story of this iconic movie studio.
The meeting is open to public at no charge and is at 7 p.m. at the Center For Spiritual Living (formerly known as the La Crescenta Church of Religious Science) located on the corner of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta avenues in La Crescenta.
Glendale Beautiful Presents Fall Dinner
Glendale Beautiful will host its fall dinner on Friday, Sept. 6. In celebration of Glendale Beautiful’s 63rd year, the event will be hosted at the Casa Adobe San Rafael with catering by Damon’s. Social with appetizers begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner service at 6 p.m.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Elizabeth Queen, a senior in the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. Queen has performed in “Paradise Lost,” “Mozart Requiem,” “Rigoletto” as Gilda, “Le nozze di Figaro” as Cherubino, and “The Old Maid and the Thief” as Miss Pinkerton. Admission is $25. Reservations can be made by calling Myra Kendall at (818) 242-3689 or mailing checks to Glendale Beautiful, P.O. Box 1307, Glendale, CA 91209 before Aug. 30.