Tag Archives: Academy Museum

Inconvenient Truths at LACMA: Sweeping Debt, Dealmaking, and Dubious Design under the Red Carpet

Inconvenient Truths at LACMA: Sweeping Debt, Dealmaking, and Dubious Design under the Red Carpet by Joseph Giovannini  “…from the very beginning the ambitious project has been personality driven, based much more on Govan’s determination, enthusiasm, and charisma than on a compelling … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to a Courtroom Near You: The Academy Museum

Coming Soon to a Courtroom Near You: The Academy Museum A message from James O’Sullivan, MMRA President On May 6, the City’s Planning Department recommendations on the Academy Museum project were released.  As expected, the department declared that everything is … Continue reading

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First Academy Museum Public Hearing Held

First Academy Museum Public Hearing Held MMRA Protests Digital Sign District, Special Events Center, and Lack of Parking On March 16, 2015 the first public hearing on the proposed Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and special events center was held … Continue reading

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Betrayal in the Council District 4 Race • One Person’s Opinion

Betrayal in the Council District 4 Race One Person’s Opinion by James O’Sullivan, MMRA President In the Western classic, One Eyed Jacks (1961), starring Marlon Brando and Karl Malden, one line really jumped off the screen and has stuck with me over … Continue reading

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How to Dress for the Oscars • Commentary by Greg Goldin

From the MMRA Newsletter, March 15, 2014: How to Dress for the Oscars by Greg Goldin One of the most pressing issues facing the Miracle Mile is the Academy’s plea to bend the City’s rules to permit its new museum … Continue reading

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LACMA’s Billion Dollar Debt

[Miracle Mile Residential Association Newsletter, November 2014;]  LACMA’s Billion Dollar Debt  (and Michael Govan’s Very Good Day) Commentary by Greg Goldin   Supervisor Ridley-Thomas: Is this Michael Govan Day in L.A. or what? We’re trying to figure that out. Did you know … Continue reading

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MMRA Submits Comments on Academy Museum DEIR

MMRA Submits Comments on Academy Museum DEIR   The Miracle Mile Residential Association [MMRA] has submitted its comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report [DEIR] for the proposed Academy Museum at the former May Company site. The nearly 7,000-page DEIR … Continue reading

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“Nix Pix Museum” Says MMRA

A message from James O’Sullivan, MMRA President The Academy Museum Draft Environmental Impact Report [DEIR] is the final chapter in a sad tale of incompetence and betrayal. Ultimately, it is a perfect example of the golden rule: He who has the … Continue reading

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LACMA: The Sky’s the Limit • Commentary by Greg Goldin

[Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times.]   LACMA: The Sky’s the Limit Commentary by Greg Goldin [Editor’s note: Last month, LACMA Director Michael Govan announced a proposal to build what he hopes will be a Frank Gehry designed skyscraper on Wilshire, … Continue reading

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MMRA Endorses Mid City West Trolley Plan

[From the November 2013 edition of the MMRA newsletter:] The Mid City West Trolley Plan [or how to get you husband to leave the car at home…] Last June billionaire developer Rick Caruso introduced the idea of an extension of … Continue reading

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