Art & Design - Arnold Schwartzman
Exhibition: 50 Years of Britain and Los Angeles
Lecture and Book Signing: London Art Deco

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An exhibition of 50 Years of Britain and Los Angeles, produced by the husband and wife team of Arnold and Isolde Schwartzman, will help mark the fiftieth anniversary of the British Consul General's official Residence in Hancock Park.

The exhibition consists of several panels packed with images and information about the many connections between Britain and Los Angeles in the 1950s and in each subsequent decade until the present day, as well as a panels covering the earlier connections and one on the history of Residence itself. The panels are beautifully designed by the Schwartzmans, who for many years did the design work for the Motion Picture Academy Awards. Arnold Schwartzman is himself an Oscar winner, for a documentary he made in 1981. Like many of those involved with BritWeek, Arnold is a transplanted Brit and longtime resident of Los Angeles. Among many other services to his adopted city, he was Director of Design for the LA Olympics in 1984.

The exhibition will be shown at the invitation-only reception at the Residence on April 26th and then at the BAFTA/LA Comedy Awards Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel on May 1st. From May 2nd, the Exhibition will be on public display at the Pacific Design Center at 8687 Melrose Avenue. The exhibition and a film about BritWeek can be viewed until May 30, 2008 in the first floor lobby, Monday through Friday from 9am - 5pm.

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London Art Deco Lecture and Book Signing at the Pacific Design Center by Academy Award Winning Filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman OBE; Monday May 5 at 7pm.

Renowned designer, Oscar-winning filmmaker and author, Arnold Schwartzman presents his tenth book on design and architecture, “London Art Deco”. Schwartzman received the Pacific Design Center’s Stars of Design Life Achievement Award for Graphic Design in 2000. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE in 2000, and conferred the distinction of Royal Designer for Industry RDI by Great Britain’s Royal Society of Arts in 2006.

Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069