WEST HOLLYWOOD — Join the City of West Hollywood to celebrate the permanent installation of the Rocky & Bullwinkle statue on the Sunset Strip.
On September 24, 1961, a crowd of 5,000 people gathered outside Jay Ward Productions’ animation studio on the Sunset Strip across from the Chateau Marmont.
All but one lane of traffic was cordoned off that day as Hollywood bombshell Jayne Mansfield unveiled what would become a long-lasting and beloved Sunset Strip icon: a 14-foot-tall, 1,200-pound statue of Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose, the ubiquitous stars of The Bullwinkle Show, posed spinning atop a tall rotating base.
The statue, initially conceived as a publicity tactic to coincide with Rocky and Bullwinkle’s NBC television premiere that week, parodied a commercial advertisement sited directly across the street from Jay Ward Productions.
The statue managed to remain in place at 8218 Sunset Boulevard for 52 years before it was removed in July 2013, causing consternation among its countless fans who worried the statue was likely lost forever. Rocky and Bullwinkle are slated to make their permanent new home at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Holloway Drive, several blocks west of the artwork’s original location.
The sculpture will join more than 70 other sculptures belonging to the City of West Hollywood’s impressive and growing Urban Art Collection. Given the artwork’s long and fascinating history on the Sunset Strip, its reappearance at Sunset and Holloway is certain to cement its legacy status within the city.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Ehemann at (323) 848-6846 or email@example.com.
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Holloway Drive.
WeHo Calendar: Changes to City’s Upcoming Scheduled Events
WEST HOLLYWOOD– The city has announced that due to safety concerns, a number of events sponsored by WeHo will be cancelled until further notice. The City urges people to practice social distancing as much as possible, keeping exposure to crowds to a minimum.
Sunday, March 15
Monday, March 16
6:30 PM City Council Meeting
Tuesday, March 17
Wednesday, March 18
Thursday, March 19
Friday, March 20
No events scheduled
Saturday, March 21
For a look at the entire month visit our website calendar.
WeHo JFS Service Changes For Seniors and Others Due to Virus
WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood is taking every precaution to prioritize community health and well being to respond to coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The City is getting the word out about updates regarding services for seniors at the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center at Plummer Park and services available from Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS)
- JFS has immediately cancelled all activities at the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center at Plummer Park until April 10, 2020 as a precaution to safeguard health and safety and JFS will make assessments as the situation evolves;
- The JFS meal site will provide a frozen meal for each client coming to its meal sites on Monday, March 16, 2020 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and the organization anticipates providing additional meals for clients in order to minimize client contact and support recommendations for social distancing;
- Additionally, SOVA, the JFS food pantry, located on Pico and Robertson Boulevards, continues to remain open for community members.
The JFS West Hollywood Comprehensive Service Center remains a vital resource for seniors and people with disabilities and it will continue to be operational at this time. Operated by Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS), funded in large part by the City of West Hollywood, and located in the community center at Plummer Park, the Center is a one-stop source of support and assistance.
In response to concerns about coronavirus, JFS requests that community members contact the Center by phone instead of in person. Currently, case managers are reaching out to connect with clients and assess needs. For more information, please call (323) 851-8202.
For additional information about social services in the City of West Hollywood, please call (323) 848-6510.
For updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health about Coronavirus, please visit publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus.
Seniors in Action: Community + Connection + Conversation – Mar 24
WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood Seniors in Action: Community + Connection + Conversation is an active on-going program for residents.
It offers activities that provide engaging opportunities for participants to learn something new, contribute their talents and experience, and deepen their connection to the West Hollywood community.
Refreshments will be served. Presented by the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center in collaboration with the City of West Hollywood and its Senior Advisory Board.
Attendance is free and open to the public; RSVPs are not necessary.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
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