La Crescenta, CA - Knott's Berry Farm lecture - May 21

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La Crescenta, CA - Knott's Berry Farm lecture - May 21

Postby Chris Merritt » Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:51 pm

Hi all -

I will be giving a lecture for the Crescenta Valley Historical Society next month, in preparation for my upcoming book "Knott's Preserves". May 21, 7pm - at the La Cresenta Valley Church of Religious Science...

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Postby Chris Merritt » Tue May 01, 2007 2:29 pm

Surely some of you are interested in this... aren't you?

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Postby Futura Girl » Tue May 01, 2007 2:49 pm

i wish i would be in town for this...
i'll make it a sticky!!!
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Postby nichols » Tue May 01, 2007 2:56 pm

that's modcom monday
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Postby Chris Merritt » Tue May 01, 2007 4:48 pm

Awww man.... 2 of the people I most want to see there too.... Are all the modcomers gonna be unavailable? I'm putting a lot into this - rare film footage, audio - Bud Hurlbut may be there... come on people!

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Postby r'n'r_beautyqueen » Wed May 02, 2007 11:01 am

I'm putting it on the calendar. Did you let the Foothill Moderns on this board know about it, maybe they will blog it since it is a local event for us in the CV?

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Postby Chris Merritt » Wed May 02, 2007 1:40 pm

Thanks! Hope you can make it. I spoke with Bud Hurlbut this morning, and he will be attending as well...

I've let Chris Nicols & Mary Margret know about this - Chris Jespen too - is there someone else I should let know?

Thanks,

Chris

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Postby r'n'r_beautyqueen » Wed May 02, 2007 1:48 pm

http://foothillmoderns.blogspot.com/

Devildogranch, Bammer, josquin are the other area locals.

Devil Dog's house is part of the Sunland-Tujunga Historic Home Tour this weekend.

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic ... ht=tujunga

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Postby Lynxwiler » Wed May 02, 2007 2:12 pm

Sorry ModCom, but I'm going to this presentation!

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Postby Chris Merritt » Wed May 02, 2007 2:18 pm

Thanks Eric!

Come on Nichols.... when else are you going to have a chance to meet Bud?

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Postby SpaceAgeCity » Fri May 04, 2007 10:24 pm

The Great Brigandi and I will probably carpool up from O.C.

Looking forward to the lecture and seeing everyone.

CJ

P.S. - I bet this will be the biggest turnout the historical society ever had! They won't know what to do with us all!

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Postby Chris Merritt » Sat May 05, 2007 6:22 am

Thanks guys! I have invited a lot of co-workers from Imagineering too - Hurlbut is still coming & Dean Davisson (head of P.R. for Knott's in the 50s & 60s) will be there as well.

I think there will be a big turnout - I'd show up early...

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Postby nichols » Mon May 07, 2007 4:02 pm

This sounds amazing, but I haven't missed a modcom meeting since 1988

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Would you ever restage it? Maybe at/near Knotts?

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Postby Chris Merritt » Tue May 08, 2007 12:49 pm

It's possible! Let's see if I make a fool of myself on this one first...

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Postby Chris Merritt » Thu May 17, 2007 12:47 pm

Just a reminder - next Monday, May 21st at
7pm for the La Crescenta Historical Society. Admission is free, but I've invited
quite a few people, so I would try & get there early. The address is 4845 Dunsmore
Ave., La Crescenta, CA. 91214 It should be fun - I will be showing slides &
rare film footage....

Hope to see you there!

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Postby SpaceAgeCity » Tue May 22, 2007 7:57 am

What a great event! I'm utterly blown away by the effort, research, and attention to detail that went into your program, Chris. It was one of those rare presentations that is both substantive and visually arresting. Thank you!

I'll try to post some photos from the evening here soon.

CJ

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Postby Lynxwiler » Tue May 22, 2007 10:05 am

Incredible images. Thank you Chris for sharing your massive amounts of research with all of us. I am truly excited about that book.

(The more photos of Knott's Bear-y Tales, the better!)

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Postby Chris Merritt » Tue May 22, 2007 10:25 am

Thank you all for coming! The turnout was greater than I had hoped - even members of the Knott family were there!

I had a blast putting it all together... Look for the book in June of 2008!

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Postby nichols » Wed May 23, 2007 11:14 am

John Ratzenberger's Made in America on Knott's. With some good archival footage:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=euOi9LYJ-Xs

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Postby Chris Merritt » Wed May 23, 2007 11:25 am

Interesting! Most of the "old" footage was not from Knott's though... Some of the clips at the end were... But I did notice a few photos I didn't have! I guess I better call the farm. Thanks for pointing this out - I didn't know about it at all!


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