Curating The City: Happy Birthday, Norma Jean

Well…the site is up under the old wimpy database as we iron out this switch to an industrial strength database.

So, to kill time I was reading and came across this link to a pilot project of the L.A. Conservancy:  Curating The City.  The first of these in 2005 covers Wilshire Boulevard from Downtown out to Santa Monica.  There is an attractive PDF self-guided tour (That is 셀프-가이드 투어 in Korean and Recorrido A Su Gusto in Spanish!)  And, this very cool interactive map of the journey.  (Though I can’t imagine driving through Westwood without visiting Marilyn Monroe’s grave, and the many other Movielanders at Westwood Memorial Park.  It’s really a very peaceful and lovely little cemetary.  Probably busy, today, Marilyn’s birthday.)

If you are visiting Los Angeles, or live there and want to know what you’re missing or just touch base with your history, enjoy the tour!

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