Are YOU going to be there?
I blogged about this jaw-dropping destruction a few days ago – https://mvozus.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/west-hollywood-studios-to-be-demolished-in-a-matter-of-weeks/
For me, as an author and Hollywood historian, this far down the line, so many great actors and actresses have passed away. Writing about their lives and getting interviews from contemporaries is difficult because almost everyone is gone.
But, the buildings remain. Buildings that have stood the test of time and have such a rich history. These buildings should have been land marked as historical years ago, thus making them untouchable to developers.
The West Hollywood council has APPROVED this demolition!
While there’s a list of people in the industry HERE who have supported this cause, many actors of today ignore it. I don’t get it. If you’re an actor, this is YOUR history. These people built these studios and made it possible for YOU to do what YOU do today. It may sound cliché, but they paved the way for you to be an actor, negotiate your own contracts and earn far more than they ever did. This is the thanks they get?!
It’s NOW time to stand up for them…the way they stood up for YOUR future!!!