Hollyhock House, World Heritage and Hollywood
Just one day before the Academy Awards, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy will roll out the (Cherokee) red carpet for a Hollywood-style event in the City of Angels.
Join the Conservancy for an architecturally star-studded double-feature with two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most innovative and engaging structures. The day will begin with a tour of the Millard House (1923-1924), also known as “La Miniatura” and referred to by Neil Levine, eminent Wright scholar and Harvard professor, as the most celebrated example of Wright’s textile block system. After spending the morning in Pasadena, participants will travel west to Barnsdall Park for a lecture addressing the ongoing UNESCO World Heritage List nomination process. The lecture, given by Lynda Waggoner, Director of Fallingwater, Vice President of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and FLWBC board member, will focus on the Conservancy’s serial nomination of several Wright structures, including Hollyhock House, for possible inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Described by professor Levine as “an exceedingly original adaptation of the local Spanish tradition of a patio house combined with reference to ancient Amerindian forms,” Hollyhock House stands as one of the most compelling examples of Wright’s work. “As a romantic expression of southern California,” professor Levine continued, “the house gives the idea of regionalism a truly modern form.” After the lecture, attendees will have a chance to talk with Ms. Waggoner, other Conservancy board members, City Council representatives and Department of Cultural Affairs representatives at a post-lecture reception. There will also be self-guided, docent-stationed tours for participants to enjoy the monumental splendor of Hollyhock House at their own pace. The evening will conclude with a trip to Beverly Hills for a sunset reception at the home of Ron Burkle, Green Acres Estate. Originally built for silent film star Harold Lloyd in the 1920s, Green Acres remains one of Hollywood’s most iconic residences.
Registration forms are available on the Conservancy’s website. The cost to attend all four events is $150. As part of the Conservancy’s educational outreach, the World Heritage lecture and Hollyhock tour will be offered at no charge although donations will be accepted. Reservations must be made before Monday, February 21.
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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT BUILDING CONSERVANCY
53 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1120 | Chicago, IL, 60604
phone 312.663.5500 | fax 312.663.5505 | www.savewright.org