New Post on the Boyle Heights History Blog!

It’s been way too long since the last post, but there is a new one at the Boyle Heights History Blog showing a great old photo of the Neuman Brothers saloon interior. So, go check it out over at: http://boyleheightshistoryblog.blogspot.com/.
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Boyle Heights: Images and Essays Exhibit Showing This Friday

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of First Street Elementary School, the Boyle Heights Historical Society has been asked to display for the public its “Boyle Heights: Images and Essays” exhibit at the school this Friday the 18th @ 2:00 p.m. This display was first created for a special exhibit at the Perry Mansion at Heritage Square Museum in Highland Park and has been shown at Occidental College and Boyle Heights History Day events, as well. Boards discuss the early families, buildings, streetcar systems and other elements of the community through 1900. While there, you can meet the Society’s Board
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Boyle Heights Historical Society Meeting This Saturday!

The Boyle Heights Historical Society is holding one of its regular meetings this Saturday the 19th at Benjamin Franklin Public Library at 10:00 a.m. The library is located at 2200 E. First Street, at the southwest corner of the intersection with Chicago Street. The meeting is an opportunity to get to know the Historical Society’s Board of Directors, hear about how the Society is doing, and learn more about the continued goal of gathering the history of Boyle Heights though photos and stories from long-time residents and business people who have served the community for years. You might be one
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Third and Final Blog Post on First Chinese-American Film Just Posted!

The third and final installment of Rudy Martinez’s post on Lotus Blossom, the first Chinese-American film released theatrically and which was made in Boyle Heights in 1921, is now up over on the Boyle Heights History Blog. Many thanks to Rudy for his detailed research and writing of this little-known, but important, aspect of the neighborhood’s history. Check it out over at: http://boyleheightshistoryblog.blogspot.com/.
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Second Blog Post on First Chinese-American Film is Up!

The second of three posts on the film Lotus Blossom, which was made in Boyle Heights and was the first Chinese-American movie to be publicly screened when it was released in 1921 is now up on the Boyle Heights History Blog. Written by Boyle Heights Historical Society Advisory Board member Rudy Martinez, based on extensive research, the piece talks about advertising and promotion in advance of the film’s screening. Check it out at: http://boyleheightshistoryblog.blogspot.com/.
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New Blog Post on First Chinese-American Film is Up!

Rudy Martinez, Advisory Board member for the Boyle Heights Historical Society, has penned his latest contribution (following ones on early electric lights and on the Haym Salomon statue) of little-known aspects of Boyle Heights history for the blog. This three-part post concerns the 1921 filming of Lotus Blossom, the first Chinese-American film to be screened in theaters and which was made in Boyle Heights not far from Hollenbeck Park. Read the first installment, and then check back for the next two, at the Boyle Heights History Blog: http://boyleheightshistoryblog.blogspot.com/.
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New Blog Post on the Boyle Heights Junior High Newspaper Is Up!

It’s been a while, but there is a new post on the Boyle Heights History Blog, covering the second issue of The Siren, the student newspaper of Boyle Heights Junior High School, now Hollenbeck Middle School. Read about student news, humor, happenings, sports, and more over at: http://boyleheightshistoryblog.blogspot.com/.
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Boyle Heights History Day Recap

Last Saturday, November 7, at the Boyle Heights Senior Citizen Center, the Boyle Heights Historical Society held its annual History Day event. The day celebrated the 140th anniversary of the founding of the community and the 10th birthday of the Society, through a variety of presentations and performances. To kick things off, proclamations for the event and the Society were presented by local elected officials, including Assembly member Miguel Santiago, who holds a degree in History from UCLA and who attended to present his proclamation; a deputy for U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra; and a deputy for Los Angeles City Council
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Boyle Heights History Day Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. is Boyle Heights History Day at the Boyle Heights Senior Citizen Center, 2839 E. 3rd Street, west of Saratoga Street. Presentations on the community’s long and interesting history, displays and exhibits, performances and more will be offered. For more information, call (323) 313-2731. Hope to see you there!
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