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1932 - Robert Poore wins the greased pole climbing contest and $2.50 at Newhall's July 4th celebration [story]
4th of July Parade


CalArtians Selected for 2019 Sundance Film Festival
Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival, which runs Jan. 25 through Feb. 3, 2019, in Park City, Utah, received a record-breaking 14,259 submissions from 152 countries. The festival’s diverse programming includes dramatic and documentary features, short films, series and episodic content and emerging media. This...

Jan. 19-28: CalArtians Stage Co-Incidence Festival in Mass.
Friday, Jan 19, 2018

CalArts alumni will stage the second annual Co-Incidence Festival, an experimental music festival and residency hosted at Washington Street Gallery in Somerville, Massachusetts from Jan. 19-28. Founded in 2017 by Aaron Foster Breilyn (Music MFA 13) and Luke Martin (Music MFA 16), the free event seeks...

CalArts Alumni Score 10 L.A. Emmys for KCET Programs
Monday, Jul 31, 2017

By Katie Dunham CalArts School of Film/Video alumni Juan Devis (MFA 96) and Kelly Parker (MFA 07) took home multiple trophies from the 69th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards at North Hollywood’s Saban Media Center on Saturday, July 22. Representing Southern California independent public television station...

CalArts Alumni Collaborate on YouTube Series
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

Above: Director Dylanger Bates with the owl puppet from episode 6 created by Joseph Nivens. [Blank] My Life, a surreal, comedic YouTube webseries follows Susan, a millennial struggling to make it as an artist in New York City. Created by New York-based actor and writer Alex Speith, the show has screened...

CalArts Alumna is Second Female to Win Best Director at Cannes Film Festival
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017

Sofia Coppola Academy Award-winning filmmaker and CalArts alumna Sofia Coppola (Art 94) has won Best Director at the recently concluded 2017 Cannes Film Festival held in France. Coppola, who garnered the award for the Southern gothic, “The Beguiled”, is only the 2nd female filmmaker to win...

CalArtian VR Film Shown at Cannes Film Festival

VR Video Still from “Pippa’s Pan 盼” by Celine Tien. Filmmakers are turning to VR to create new cinematic experiences, changing the ways audiences relate to onscreen action. As a tool, VR not only allows for full immersion, it also opens the door to interactive films that give viewers...

CalArtian Curates Feminist Film Clips for Amazon Series

“I Love Dick” can be streamed on Amazon. Following the success of Amazon TV’s “Transparent,” showrunner Jill Soloway created and directed “I Love Dick”, a new Amazon series based on Chris Kraus’ seminal 1995 book of the same name. The show is notably written...

CalArtians Screen Works at Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tenn.
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

The Knoxville, Tennessee-based Big Ears Festival curates a world-class lineup of musicians and filmmakers. This year, the festival runs from March 23-26 with several CalArtians screening their works, including School of Theater faculty Janie Geiser and alumni Manuela De Laborde (Film/Video MFA 16), Christina...

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1932 - Robert Poore wins the greased pole climbing contest and $2.50 at Newhall's July 4th celebration [story]
4th of July Parade
1925 - By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
Hart-Wyatt Earp
1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
Sanford Lyon
1808 - Ygnacio del Valle born in Jalisco, Mexico; owned most of SCV [story]
Ygnacio del Valle
1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker
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