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Join us for our bi-annual Mechanics’ Institute community gathering to meet fellow members, staff and trustees. More Info ›
The arrival of talkies radically alters the fortunes of a star and an extra in this delightful silent black-and-white film that won the Oscar for Best Picture. More Info ›
Learn how to write the most powerful, effective proposal for your nonfiction book. More Info ›
Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment More Info ›
Former Los Angeles Times Book Critic Michael Frank portrays his real life family -- the dramas, dynamics and big personalities -- set against the back drop of his hometown Hollywood. More Info ›
Experience the infamous Barbary Coast and learn why it was called "The wickedest place in the west." More Info ›
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