The Los Angeles Conservancy and its Modern Committee celebrate greater Los Angeles' rich legacy of 60s architecture, which starts turning 50 years old in 2010.
Created by adamrubin on Jul 20, 2009
Last updated: 03/12/10 at 01:42 AM
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Designed to be “residential in atmosphere” but not in scale, Norton Simon Museum’s curved exterior walls are lined with 115,000 handmade deep umber tiles – an abstract reminder of Pasadena’s Craftsman-style heritage – which reveal delicate, reflected tones and highlights as the sun rises and sets.
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Speech made to drum up support for US Vietnam policies.
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The first film to be written, directed, and starring comedian Woody Allen is released.
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The Manson family murders actress Sharon Tate and several friends at the Tate-Polanski house on Cielo Drive off Benedict Canyon. The family's killing spree also claims the lives of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca and Gary Hinman.
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National grants are made to support local projects.
The Weathermen gain control of Students for a Democratic Society national office.
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The film becomes the first and only X-rated film to win the Best Picture Oscar.
Bernstein's last concert as musical director of the New York Philharmonic.
The students are shot in an alleged internal dispute over who would head UCLA's new African American Studies Center.
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NATO, MPAA and IFIDA announce a new voluntary film rating system of the motion picture industry. The initial design called for four rating categories: G for General Audiences, all ages admitted; M for mature audiences - parental guidance suggested, but all ages admitted; R for Restricted, children under 16 would not be admitted without an accompanying parent or adult guardian; X for no one under 17 admitted. The rating system trademarked all the category symbols, except the X.
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