Venice to be Featured at ‘City of Fakes’ Lecture


Zed Adams and Eric Lynxwiler will be giving a free lecture at the Taper Auditorium at the Central Library downtown on Saturday, February 2nd, discussing the history of themed environments in Los Angeles. Venice Beach will play a prominent role in the discussion.

'City of Fakes'

From the organizers:

Most cities build monuments out of stone. Los Angeles builds them out of fantasies. From backlots to theme parks, L.A. has long been a city of imaginary worlds. There are Mayan temples that show movies, cruise liners that bottle Coca-Cola, and Babylonian palaces that manufacture tires. Join Zed Adams and Eric Lynxwiler as they chronicle the history of L.A.’s most distinctive contribution to 20th century architecture and design: the themed environment. Drawing upon the photo collection of the Los Angeles Public Library, they offer a guided tour through the history of Angelenos living, working, and playing in a city of fakes.

“City of Fakes” is part of a free lecture series presented by Photo Friends of the LAPL

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.