Summary: Recordings of a interdisciplinary conference co-sponsored by Humanities West and the Archives of American Art, held in San Francisco, Calif., March 29-31, 1985 at the Asian Art Museum.
The participants speak about the environment for the arts in Los Angeles during the 1940s. They include: architectural historian Reyner Banham, actor Claudia Barr, columnist Digby Diehl, art historian Susan Ehrlich, writer William Fadiman, actor Hal Haswell, coordinator Paul Karlstrom, professor Edward Kaufmann, actor Douglas Leach, choreographer Bella Lewitzky, architectural historian Esther McCoy, music historian Michael Meyer, dancer Iris Pell, film critic Robert Rosen, historian Kevin Starr, and music historians Leonard Stein and Michael Steinberg.
Donated 1985 by Humanities West.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Los Angeles in the forties - the pot of gold :, 1985 Mar. 29-Mar. 31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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