Month

July 2011

Interview with Edward Biberman, Painter of the Post Office Mural

Conducted by Betty Hoag At Edward Biberman’s home in Hollywood, April 15, 1964 BETTY HOAG: Mr. Biberman, you were directly connected with the Federal Art Projects work. I know that you did three murals for the Treasury Department: one in Venice in 1941; two of them in the Los Angeles Federal Post Office Building in...

King Neptune Returns

By CJ Gronner Ahhh, Summer, my favorite Season of them all … and we actually got a little jump on it here in Venice, with the 1st (this Century) Neptune Parade and Festival on June 18th. The Neptune fun was bringing back the Venice tradition, that even instigator Danny Samakow (of Danny’s Deli fame) was...

Book Review: Charles Brittin – West and South

By Jim Smith This book is an incredible photographic display of Venice in the 1950s and ‘60s, and of the Civil Rights Movement in Los Angeles and the South. Brittin, who died last January 23 at age 83, left us with images of a Venice that no longer exists. His photos of the struggle for...

Poetry

On Returning to Venice – Stuart Z. Perkoff On the Boulevard – Malcolm H. Ball Venice West – Don Johns Make me your lover – Jasper Schubert A solstice has occurred – Roger Houston Venice you bleed – Philip Chamberlin Two Lives Lost – Mary Getlein Somewhere – Jim Smith Cool, Smooth, Nocturnal & Universal –...
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