“Forgotten Hollywood”- Notre Dame Ablaze…

Posted on April 15, 2019 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Notre Dame de Paris is the thirteenth century Gothic cathedral in Paris. The church was one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation. While undergoing renovation and restoration, the cathedral caught fire and sustained catastrophic damage, including the collapse of the entire roof and the main spire. Many of their artifacts were saved before the fire spread to to other parts of the structure.

“`Popular interest in the church blossomed right after the publication in 1831 of Victor Hugo’s work, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This led to a major restoration project between 1844 and 1864.

“`It has been an architectural backdrop in iconic movies. Glimpses of the structure can be seen during moments in An American in Paris, Midnight in Paris and Charade. The 1939 adapted version of Victor Hugo’s publication remains the definitive reference to the cathedral.

“`The Hunchback of Notre Dame starred Charles Laughton, Maureen O’Hara, and Thomas Mitchell. For this production, RKO Radio Pictures built on their movie ranch the massive medieval city of Paris and Notre Dame Cathedral in the San Fernando Valley.  The finished set was the most expensive ever created at RKO.

“`Local Catholics are contemplating where to pray on Easter Sunday. One prayer can be dedicated towards efforts to restore the cathedral.

“`French President Emmanuel Macron announced that Notre-Dame will be rebuilt.

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“`I am thrilled to announce that thirteen branches of the Los Angeles Public Library is adding my latest work Road to Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History. The area repositories are located in South Los Angeles, Cypress Park, Brentwood, Los Feliz, Woodland Hills, Pico Union, Reseda, Mid City, San Pedro, West Los Angeles, Mid Wishire, Harbor Gateway, and a main branch located in Downtown. Twenty five national libraries now carry my latest paperback.

Until next time>                              “never forget”

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