Angel City Press: The Orange & the Dream of California with David Boulé
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
Santa Monica, United States
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
*Please note that Back on the Beach Cafe closes at 3pm in the spring, and despite what Eventbrite says, you do not need to print out your ticket, just mention your last name when checking in.
Author David Boulé shares the absorbing story of the orange and its impact on the culture—historic, financial, artistic, and even romantic—of California. Through a tale of citriculture, boosterism, health and reinvention and in the tradition of John McPhee’s classic book on the fruit, his focus reveals more about California, and about us, than meets the eye.
The orange has been known as the fruit of the gods, the food of emperors, a token of gratitude, and the symbol of health, wealth, and love. The dream of California since its discovery by Europeans has been that it is a place of plenty, of potential, of personal opportunity. When the orange and California were finally linked, their partnership created a compelling fantasy and a fantastic reality. The Orange and the Dream of California takes a lively literary and visual look at the symbiotic and highly symbolic relationship between the Golden State and its “golden apple.”
A third generation Californian with roots in both the southern and northern parts of the state, David Boulé has a lifelong fascination with the history, culture, achievements, and uniqueness of his home state. For decades he has scoured the country in pursuit of items and information relating to the California citrus industry. A career in marketing communication has given him particular interest and insight into how the orange helped enhance the image of California. His collection includes historic photographs, hundreds of postcards, rare advertising and marketing materials, books, newspapers and press clippings, records, posters, journals, and personal papers, along with many California orangethemed souvenirs and promotional items. Materials from his citriculture collection have been featured in several museum and library exhibits, and he has frequently lectured on the topic.
Angel City Press was established in 1992 and is dedicated to the publication of high-quality nonfiction books. Each Angel City Press book is luxuriously illustrated and showcases the modern design concepts of California's top graphic artists. So it is with the entire treasury of Angel City Press books -- each is forever readable and giftable, each a chronicle of the cultural history of the West. angelcitypress.com
Stop by early to save your seat and check out the historic site! Docents available from 5:15pm.
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Getting Here: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway. Enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light.
Parking: May-September the parking rate is $3/hr & $12/day at the park and pay machines available in three areas of the ACBH parking lot. Machines take cards and cash. Handicapped placards and Senior Beach Permits are accepted. For updated parking info and lot hours, please check the website for details.
Other events: To view & make reservations for future free Beach=Culture events, check http://annenbergbeachhouse.com/beachculture.
General Info: For hours, events and more, visit http://www.annenbergbeachhouse.com, or call (310) 458-4904. Back on the Beach Café hours are subject to change but are generally through 8pm in the summer, call (310) 393-8282 to confirm
When & Where
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Please note that there is bike parking available onsite - bring a lock. Car parking is available and rates vary from weekdays to weekends and season to season.
Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event; reservations are released then and late seating is not guaranteed. Although Eventbrite's automatic email encourages you to print your ticket out, at this time we only require you to give your last name at the door. If an event is at capacity, we will generally open a waitlist online and you can sign up. We will not contact you; just plan to arrive by 15 minutes prior to the event and we will assess unclaimed reservations then.
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The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a public beach club open to all - no membership required. For more information, please visit annenbergbeachhouse.com. The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the federal Preserve America program.
The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.
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