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Dreamers in Dream City: A Journey Through Portraits

Co-presented with the Council of the Library Foundation and City National Bank
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Episode Summary
Photographer/author Harry Brant Chandler and historian Kevin Starr explore the fascinating lives of inspirational Southern Californians, the subjects of Chandler's unique portraits.

Participant(s) Bio
After a long and varied business career spanning 30 years of work in every medium from film to television to newspapers to the internet, Harry Brant Chandler now devotes most of his attentions to his photography and his civic work. His photographs have been shown at the California Museum in Sacramento and will be the focus of an upcoming show in September 2009 at the Autry National Center of the American West, in Los Angeles. A fifth generation Southern Californian, he has served on the boards of several public and private Internet companies, the New Media Council, the Internet Local Advertising Council, MOCA photography board, LACMA?s Tech Advisors and the Music Center's Center Theater Group.

Dr. Kevin Starr is the state librarian emeritus of California and University Professor and professor of history at USC. Starr has written ten books, six of which are part of his "Americans and the California Dream" series. He has also written Coast of Dreams: California on the Edge, 1990-2003 and California, A History, a Modern Library Chronicles book. His writing has won him a Guggenheim Fellowship, membership in the Society of American Historians, the Gold Medal of the Commonwealth Club of California, and the Lifetime Achievement Award, PEN USA, Western Center. In June 2006 he was given the Centennial Medal of the Graduate School of Arts and Science, Harvard University.