Manny P. here…
Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History has just been purchased to be part of the library planned for The Museum of the San Fernando Valley. The organizers of this project found my work to be worthy of inclusion. They related to me that many creative contributors from Hollywood have grown up and lived their private lives in the San Fernando Valley. Also, notable landmarks exist throughout the area.
According to their website:
A museum that demonstrates how the San Fernando Valley and its people fit into the world has been long overdue…
The San Fernando Valley has probably been home to more celebrities from various fields than anywhere on Earth. Of course, from the motion picture industry, but also from the literary field, science, technology, sports, and business, to name a handful.
As an educational and cultural institution, we are here to acquire, display, and preserve the artifacts, documents and records of the San Fernando Valley. With the help of residents, businesses, organizations and societies we will build the Museum collections of historical items, the fine arts and the folk arts for the public to enjoy and for scholars to research.
If you want to be a financial contributor, donate related artifacts, or learn more about this heritage-building idea in the making…visit their website: http://www.themuseumsfv.org/.
This is a personal request, since I too grew up in the San Fernando Valley. My parents had a home in Sherman Oaks from 1968 until the mid-1990′s. I’m also a proud alumnus of Van Nuys High School.
Until next time> ”never forget”