The La Crescenta Valley New Year’s Flood of 1934: Life During the Great Depression in Southern California
This year, to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Los Angeles River floods of 1934, Darryl Holter, author of Woody Guthrie in LA, 1939-1941, has produced a video of archival photos and newspaper clippings accompanied by his recording of Guthrie’s song, “The Los Angeles New Year’s Flood.” Darryl will unveil his new video. We will also present various archival materials from the Library’s History Room to shed light on the history of the floods and their impact on our people and communities.
Darryl will perform several unrecorded and virtually unknown Guthrie songs written for his radio show including “Downtown Traffic Blues”, “Big City Ways”, “California, California”, and “Hooversville.” Original handwritten and typed lyrics will be available for viewing.
In 2016, the Library hosted Darryl Holter to discuss Woody Guthrie’s experiences in Los Angeles and Glendale, where he resided. Since Darryl is also a singer-songwriter, he performed songs written by Guthrie for his daily radio show on KFVD.
Cosponsored by the Natural History Museum. Door prizes for attendees! Refreshments will be served–please RSVP.
Date: Saturday October 26th 2019 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Downtown Central Library
222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, California 91205