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California Fool's Gold -- Exploring the City of Industry

Posted by Eric Brightwell, January 25, 2010 11:31am | Post a Comment
City of Industry Panorama

This Los Angeles County community blog is about City of Industry. To vote for more LA County Communites, vote here. To vote for Los Angeles Neighborhoods, vote here. To vote for Orange County neighborhoods, vote here.

 Map of City of Industry
Pendersleigh & Sons' Official Map of City of Industry

Industry, as with Commerce (which is often referred to as "City of Commerce"), is often referred to as "City of Industry" to distinguish if from the common noun, "industry." Perhaps too it has the subtle effect of arguing for Industry's legitimacy as a municipality (and thus to hopefully disassociate it from "phantom cities" like Bradbury, Hidden Hills, Rolling Hills, Vernon, and the City of Commerce.) 

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Eggs

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, January 25, 2010 10:30am | Post a Comment
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I would like to thank the New Birth, without whom this blog would not be possible.

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Django Reinhardt

Posted by Whitmore, January 23, 2010 08:41pm | Post a Comment
Django Reinhardt 100th birthday
Legendary Jazz guitarist  Django Reinhardt was born 100 years ago today, the 23rd of January, 1910.

From the Gypsy camps where he learned to play to his Quintette du Hot Club de France fame in the Parisian jazz scene, the man’s style has probably been ripped off more times than any other guitarist of the 20th century. His playing was joyous, often wild, always expressive and lyrical. His legend was sealed way before his early death from a brain hemorrhage at the age of 43.django100th birthday
 
The most amazing story about Reinhardt is, of course, how at the age 18 he was caught in a caravan fire that left his left hand partially paralyzed. As the story goes, one night on his way to bed he knocked over a lit candle, it hit the floor, catching some artificial flowers made off celluloid and paper on fire. Everything, caravan and all instantly burst into flames. His injuries, from trying to save his pregnant first wife, Florine "Bella" Mayer, were severe. The entire right side of his body was badly burned, especially his leg, which doctors intended to amputate. His left hand, his fretting hand, was also horribly burned. Reinhardt would spend over a year in and out of hospitals. He was never expected to play again, but his brother bought him a new guitar, urging him to give it a try. With only the index and middle fingers on his left/fret hand for soloing, and his two twisted fingers for simple chord work, he re-invented his own technique.
 
Happy Birthday Django Reinhardt!



Advance Screening of Clive Barker's DREAD Tonight!

Posted by phil blankenship, January 23, 2010 01:24pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music and Phil Blankenship are proud to present some of our film favorites at Los Angeles’ last full-time revival movie theater. See movies the way they're meant to be seen - on the big screen and with an audience!




January 23

Shock Till You Drop & New Beverly Midnights present a special advance screening of

DREAD

New Beverly Cinema
7165 W Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Midnight, All Tickets $7

Writer-director Anthony DiBlasi & cast members Shaun Evans, Hanne Steen and Laura Donnelly will appear IN PERSON, schedules permitting, to discuss the movie.

Advance tickets may be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/94780


For more information, please visit
http://shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=13415

January
January 30 Happy Birthday To Me
Because of the bizarre nature of this birthday party, pray you're not invited.

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The Late, Great Jean Simmons

Posted by Charles Reece, January 23, 2010 09:15am | Post a Comment
 
Black Narcissus (1947) -- Her introduction begins at 9:12. Hubba hubba! Here's her obit.
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