L.A. Conservancy’s “Last Remaining Seats” series: Classic movies, classy theaters, class act

Downtown is ever more dapper these days and it’s due in large part to the dedication of the Los Angeles Conservancy, which  has led the charge  to preserve  and protect historic buildings for over 30 years.  Their annual  Last Remaining Seats film series screens classic films  in  Downtown’s  historic movie palaces and the fundraiser has become a must-attend event.     Go…

John Fante Square/Free walking tour/King Eddy Saloon: Fante-stic Fete!

JOHN FANTE, novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and chronicler of Old Downtown, will be honored on April 8th with a city square at 5th Street and Grand Avenue. H.L. Mencken mentored him.  Orson Welles collaborated with him. Charles Bukowski said of him, “Fante is my god.”  Robert Towne, who found John Fante’s novel Ask the Dust while researching…