THE UCLA EMERITI/RETIREES RELATIONS CENTER PROUDLY PRESENTS JIM KLAIN ON THE HISTORY OF ROYCE HALL
Completed in 1929, Royce Hall has become to be known as the defining symbol for the UCLA campus. As one of the four original buildings, its unique Romanesque architecture prompted the State Historic Preservation Office to select it for restoration to its original design. The inaugural season for the performing arts subscription series in 1937 included the Los Angeles Philharmonic and famed contralto Marian Anderson. Today, Royce Hall, revered by many for its beauty and acoustics, is the main performance venue for UCLA Live.
Jim Klain (UCLA, ’43) managed Royce Hall for over 37 years, amongst other duties. He has authored two books, including one about Royce Hall itself. Mr. Klain has also worked extensively to archive photographs pertaining to Royce Hall.
Mr. Klain will speak about Royce Hall’s architectural style outside before proceeding inside the auditorium where he will speak about Royce Hall’s history.
DATE: Wednesday, August 11, 2010
TIME and PLACE: 1:30pm at the south entrance of Royce Hall, adjacent to Powell Library
To RSVP, please call the Emeriti-Retirees Relations Center at 310-825-7456 or email it at email@example.com.
PS: I don't know if non-emeriti can come but I suspect that you can sweet-talk your way to a reservation.