This is rather short notice, to be sure, but many members of "Carole & Co." are history buffs, specifically Los Angeles history buffs, so this is big news: On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the third annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar will be held at the University of Southern California-Davidson Conference Center, 3415 South Figeuroa, not far from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (shown above in the 1930s).
Several dozen archival groups from throughout the area will be on hand to show off some of their items; there will also be conferences on a variety of topics throughout the day. Best of all, the entire event is free, and discount coupons will be available for the nearby Natural History Museum at Exhibition Park -- and for genealogical DNA testing.
True, relatively little of this is purely "Hollywood" history, but the motion picture industry was (and is) an integral part of Los Angeles history and culture, and these exhibits help give a feel for what life was like in a city that Carole Lombard called home for most of her all-too-brief existance.
For a printable brochure and schedule, go to http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedailymirror/files/archives_live_program.pdf. To learn more about "L.A. As Subject" -- an archival consortium hosted by the USC libraries -- go to http://www.usc.edu/libraries/lasubject.