Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kevin Roderick Presents the Valley Times Collection

Photograph caption dated October 9, 1956 reads, "Members of 'Throttle Queens' put last touches to their pride and joy, club coupe which will compete against male-driven car at the San Fernando Drag Strip. From left are Wilma Brown, Pat Marian, Pat Field, the driver, and June Minnich. Car hit 97 miles per hour and won trophy in its division."(Valley Times Collection, order# 00082875)

This Saturday, March 10th, Kevin Roderick, local journalist, blogger, KCRW commentator and author of "The San Fernando Valley: America's Suburb," presents images from the Los Angeles Public Library's Valley Times collection. Published in North Hollywood from 1946-1970, the Valley Times captured the social clubs, science fairs, and shopping malls of the post-War San Fernando Valley.

2pm in the Mark Taper Auditorium at Central Library.

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