Tucked away deep in the archives of Union Rescue Mission, Of Scrap and Steel, was waiting to be be discovered, becoming more and more fragile with each passing day. Recently, URM Historian, Liz Mooradian, pulled this 1948 short film to the surface. Had Liz not transferred the deteriorating 16mm print into video, this fascinating piece of Los Angeles history would have been lost.
Today, October 18,2011, Liz Mooradian and CEO, Rev.Andy Bales discussed, with excitement, this wonderful discovery on KPCC 89.3. “We were out of our minds when we saw it, that it was in tact and that we could see people walking around the mission,” said Liz. The KPCC radio segment was a beautiful glimpse into the rich history of URM.
Take a few minutes and listen to the KPCC segment here.
A historical gem like this is meant to be shared. That is why this Thursday October 20th, 2011, the Los Angeles Visionaries Association, In SRO Land, and Union Rescue Mission would like to invite you to join us for a FREE rooftop screening of Of Scrap and Steel. What better place to enjoy this enthralling film than the beautiful re-designed URM rooftop nestled in the city lights of Los Angeles.
For all the info you need regarding parking, address, program schedule, and to register, .
We look forward to seeing you there!
Sneak Peak of Of Scrap and Steel