The history of Los Angeles could never be complete without including one of its most gifted and best loved citizens, Frederick Woodward Blanchard, first President of the Hollywood Bowl.
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About the Author
Beverly Blanchard Nelson spent the last year of her life researching and writing about her family's musical legacy that began over eighty years ago in Los Angeles. Prior to her death, she lived in Utah with her husband, Clyde. She was the mother of three married children; two sons and a daughter (the latter is co-author of this book) and two musically talented grandchildren. In keeping with family tradition, Ms. Nelson was a musician and teacher and taught music and piano all of her adult life. Beverly served on the Board of Directors of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition and was President of the Utah Music Teachers Association, a Chapter of the National organization.
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F.W. Blanchard based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This is an interesting book about one of the early pioneers in Los Angeles. The photos were fascinating, especially the ones of the Blanchard family estate homes located at Barham and Cahuenga. It's hard to believe there was a time when that area of Hollywood (now Universal City) was completely undeveloped except for those two grand mansions on the hill. This is a great book for readers interested in the civic and cultural activities in LA during the early 1900s. Fred Blanchard's contributions were impressive. I enjoyed the book. It was an easy read, the photos are great and I would definitely recommend it.