Los Feliz Ledger: [City Sleuth] You Don’t have to be Jewish to Enjoy the Autry’s “Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic” Exhibit
by Diane Kanner
So you think the 25-year-old Autry National Center in Griffith Park is strictly a cowboy and native American museum? Oy, vai, you could not be more wrong.
An exhibit there which is about to conclude takes a look at men and women of the Jewish faith who shaped institutions like Hollywood’s Cedars of Lebanon Hospital on Fountain Avenue, hardly a frontier hangout. Some whose faith was little known, like Austrian immigrant architect Richard Neutra, rose to the heights of their professions.
The other artifact is a crystal bowl given to Dorothy Chandler by the oldest Jewish fraternal organization in the region, B’nai B’rith. After Chandler and husband Norman were married, they lived in an apartment on Vermont Avenue before building a home at 2520 Nottingham Avenue. The 1965 award recognized her “extraordinary” efforts in fundraising and bridging the gulf between Jewish and non Jewish Angelenos...more.
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