Saturday, June 29, 2013

LA in Focus: Sat. June 29, 2013 @ 2 pm

Sleeping Beauties: Deranged L.A. Crimes from the Notebook of Aggie Underwood
presented by Joan Renner
Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library

Writer and social historian Joan Renner explores the dark side of Southern California in a presentation focusing on crime photos from the Herald-Examiner collection of the incredible LAPL Photo Collection, with material drawn from two fascinating stories covered by legendary Los Angeles newswoman, Agness “Aggie” Underwood. One of the cases to be presented is the mysterious death of film star Thelma Todd in 1935. Also presented will be the tale of Helen Wills Love, who, after committing murder on New Year’s Eve in 1936, willed herself into a coma!

L.A. in Focus is a free lecture series presented by Photo Friends of the LAPL

For information, please visit
Parking is available at 524 S. Flower St. Garage (show your LAPL library card at the Central Library’s information desk to receive a validation for reduced rates). Handicap accessibility available.

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities. Within 72 hours of the event please contact Christina Rice at 213-228-7403 should an accommodation be needed.

ABOUT PHOTO FRIENDS: Formed in 1990, Photo Friends is a nonprofit organization that supports the Los Angeles Public Library’s Photo Collection/History & Genealogy Department. Our goal is to improve access to the collections and promote them through programs, events, and online exhibits.