Saturday, March 31, 2012
Save PickFair Protest
Growing up on the Westside of LA in the 70's you couldn't help but know about Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. It wasn't because we were all sitting around watching silent movies, it was because they were everywhere. There was The PickFair Bowl, a bowling alley, PickFair Cinemas, PickFair apartment buildings, and probably even more that I didn't notice.
Sadly, the theatres and bowling alley have long since been demolished along with their home in Beverly Hills (yet another reason to distain Pia Zadora).LA has almost wiped all memory of them from it's landscape, with their film studio being one of the last buildings remaining.
As you may have heard by now, The PickFair Studio (AKA United Artist Studio, and now known as The Lot)is about to be demolished. There is a vocal group that will be protesting it's demolition this Sunday. I'm hoping some of you will join them. If you can't be sure to sign the petition.
The details are below or go to the Save PickFair site
Meeting Place: Right off Santa Monica Blvd at Formosa where the offices are located. Say THE LOT in big letters. Allison Anders will be in attendance to lead all supporters.
Time: 1pm PST
Parking: The Target center has parking for $1.50 an hour, free with validation. There is also street parking that should be unencumbered for a Sunday
BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND ALL PRESS!!!
What You Can Do
*Bring video cameras and phone cameras to film the events
*Make protest signs out of big paper and wooden sticks. Suggested slogans: Mary we care, SAVE PICKFAIR. ITS OUR HERITAGE SAVE PICKFAIR. CIM WE’RE WATCHING YOU SAVE PICKFAIR. HONK IF YOU SUPPORT PRESERVING PICKFAIR STUDIOS!
*Be respectful, courteous and law abiding.