Did you know that nearly 6% of the workforce of the Santa Clarita Valley works in the entertainment business? Many of these people are employed at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.
E.J. Stephens, a member of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society’s Board of Directors, and author of the new Images of America book “Early Warner Bros Studios”, will present the history of the exciting early days of Warner Brothers, as part of the Historical Society’s lecture series at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 26.
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The talk and a book signing will be held at the Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction within William S. Hart Park, a unit of the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation System, 24101 Newhall Avenue (formerly San Fernando Road), in Newhall, California.
Early Warner Bros. Studios tells the tale of four brothers named Warner – Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack – who rose from the humblest of origins to become Hollywood moguls of enormous and lasting influence.
Stephens has lived in Southern California for the past 30 years. He worked for many years at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, where he and his wife still serve as docents for the Warner Bros. Museum. Prior to that, he was an Imagineer for the Walt Disney Company for a decade. As a creative writer for many years, his articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines throughout Southern California and his blog posts can be found in Deadwrite’s Dailies at deadwrite.wordpress.com.
Stephens was able to wed his passions for history and film together in Early Warner Bros. Studios, his first book, which he co-wrote with noted Hollywood historian Marc Wanamaker.
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is pleased to host E.J. Stephens at the Saugus Train Station. The general public is welcome. Admission will be free. For more information on this and other upcoming programs from the SCVHS, please call Pat Saletore or Alan Pollack at 661-254-1275. Website: www.scvhs.org.