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Texas Chainsaw Massacre Pop-Up Opens at Lethal Amounts DTLA



DOWNTOWN — Happy holiday season for horror fans! The Texas Chainsaw Museum pop-up opened Saturday night at Lethal Amounts, 45 years after the original release of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

The DTLA gallery is showing memorabilia presented by House of Salem – the world’s largest private collection from the classic 1974 film, which has “influenced and disturbed filmmakers and moviegoers for generations.” According to Chase Andersen, the collector in charge of this operation.

The film’s cinematographer Daniel Pearl was available for a Q&A with Ted Nicolau, Chainsaw’s sound recordist. Pearl’s more recent resume includes the 2003 remake and a Pepsi ad with Cardi B. He told an audience of fans about the perils of working on a movie that takes place at night “shooting on 16mm film with a 25 ISO”- a technical nightmare for photographers.

Daniel Pearl and Ted Nicholau

Pearl also recalled looking through the camera and seeing “the most terrifying images I had ever seen-that’s how I knew we really had something.” His former wife, Dorothy Pearl, he bragged, became the first woman in the makeup union after convincing Tobe Hooper to let her head the department on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Nicolau and Pearl recalled a “27 hour day” on set due to an actor not wanting to reapply a heavy latex mask in the Texas heat. Ted Nicolau, who later directed another cult classic – ‘Terror Vision’ – shared a memory of his young daughter showing up on set at the precisely wrong moment, and another story of “savage meat-hookery”: art department procuring real euthanized dogs from a local vets office!

“Leatherface” and gallery friend Monica

By all accounts, including that of the late Gunnar Hansen (who played Leatherface), the sweltering set was dense with the odors of rotting meat and a very pungent Hansen. “It certainly couldn’t have been hard for [lead actress] Marilyn to act uncomfortable” said Nicolau.

Merle Allin, Erek Michael and Chase Andersen

Censored and banned in over 6 countries, the often referenced classic spawned “the slasher genre”.

The Texas Chainsaw Museum hosts over 500 pieces of the most obscure and rare memorabilia from the film, including original props, makeup molds, cast scripts, artifacts from the film’s locations, archival correspondence, never before seen photos, promotional materials, rare VHS versions, production slides and more.

photos by Genevieve Marie

Items for sale include t-shirts with a vintage TCM poster design, limited lobby cards and posters, some signed by original cast and crew!

The installation will be at Lethal Amounts through December 19th.

Lethal Amounts is located at 1226 W. 7th St Los Angeles Ca 90017

For more info, check out lethalamounts and

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Women in Photography: Visual Disruptors 2020 – Mar 22



Photo by Gizelle Hernandez

WEST HOLLYWOOD — March is Women’s History Month and what better way to celebrate than to inspire a community. Photographers, creatives, consultants of all genders are invited to Quixote Studios’ Women in Photography: Visual Disrupters event on Sunday, March 22.

Photo by Lauren Crew

American Planning Association (APA) Los Angeles would like to invite you to join, support and celebrate women in the photography industry at their third annual Women In Photography event.

The panels will cover topics such as diversity within the industries, women’s advancement, work/life balance, the creative process, social media, mentorship, activism, challenges working women continue to face on set and beyond.

“This is a teaching moment! We are so honored to have two unique panels of successful women share their stories with us,” their announcement boasts.

The day will begin with a panel discussion, then a networking lunch break followed by a second panel discussion. Lunch will be provided.

Parking will be limited; the event suggests using a ride share service.


Lauren CrewAsh Danielsen, Gizelle Hernandez , Danielle Levitt, Diana Zalucky 

MODERATOR: Cecily Chambers 


Clarissa Garrett (72 and Sunny), Kim Getty (Deutch), Ada Guerin (Los Angeles Magazine), Katie Hawkins (Quibi), Audrey Landreth (Apple), Rachael Lieberman Producer, Heidi Volpe (Patagonia)

MODERATOR:  Monica Zaffarano 

Sun 22nd Mar, 2020

Quixote Studios 1011 North Fuller Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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$25 APA Members
$40 General Admission
$10 Students with Valid ID

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‘Clueless’ Pop-Up Coming to WeHo to Celebrate Film’s 25th Anniversary



'Clueless' pop-up coming to West Hollywood to celebrate film's 25th anniversary

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) — “As if” we needed another reason to stroll down memory lane! A new pop-up restaurant for the ’90s classic film “Clueless” is opening on Santa Monica Boulevard and it’s totally buggin’.

The pop-up, which is appropriately called “As If,” coincides with the film’s 25th anniversary and launches on March 31.

The restaurant will feature “Cher-able” drinks and snacks inspired by the film, along with set recreations and photos of the film’s most memorable scenes.

Tickets for the pop-up go on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. for $35 each and include 90 minutes in the restaurant, an entree and a side. As If runs from March 31 – May 8, Tuesdays – Sundays at 7100 Santa Monica […]

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WeHo Reads: Architects Who Built Southern California Opens Mar 6



WEST HOLLYWOOD — Join author Antonio Gonzalez for a free event, as he tells the stories of the people behind some of Southern California’s most iconic buildings.

In the early 1900s, the population of Southern California exploded, and the cities grew at such a rapid pace that builders could hardly keep up.

Among those who settled in the area were ten architects looking to make their marks on the world. Claud Beelman, a man who never received a college degree, would go on to design the Elks Lodge in Los Angeles.

Albert C. Martin, architect of Grauman’s Million Dollar Theater, founded a company that is still going strong more than one hundred years later, and Julia Morgan, the first woman architect licensed in California, was hired by William Randolph Hearst to design the Examiner Building.

Antonio Gonzalez has a BA in journalism from the University of Iowa and an MLIS from San Jose State University. He is a member of the Odd Fellows fraternity, works in an architecture and fine arts library and has a blog where he post items related to architecture and his other interests (

In 2015, arts and historic preservation staff began a project of documenting all of the City’s designated historic properties.

This free exhibition shows a selection of photographs from the over 80 properties that were documented by West Hollywood photographer Tony Coelho, representing a wide array of architectural styles and associations with well-known architects and builders. These images celebrate West Hollywood – recognizing our past, present, and future.

When and Where:
Friday, March 6, 7:00 pm
Community Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069

  • 7-8 pm: Reading and Architecture Presentation by Antonio Gonzalez
  • 8-9 pm: Exhibition Reception with artists upstairs.

RSVP required. Register at: niahistoric-weho-reception. For more information about this exhibit visit, or contact Mike Che, Arts Coordinator,

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