WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Jeff Rector

Jeff Rector is an award-winning, writer, director, producer, working actor and Artistic Director for the Burbank International Film Festival. Jeff enjoys performing stand-up comedy, is an award-winning speaker with Toastmaster’s International and is a best-selling author on Amazon.His book, “I was a Playboy Rabbit and Other Adventures Through Life”, chronicles the five year period in the late…

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WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Suzi Yoonessi

Suzi Yoonessi is an Iranian-American film director at Walt Disney Animation Studios. She lives in Larchmont Village with her two children and husband, tape artist Spencer Crossland. She wrote and directed the award-winning feature film Dear Lemon Lima and directed the Duplass Brothers film Unlovable and the Scooby Doo origins film Daphne and Velma for Warner Brothers. Yoonessi grew up in…

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Newest Members- Babies Finn & Levi!

Please welcome twin boys, Finn and Levi to the world! Everyone is happy and healthy. The new mom and dad are recently new Historical Society members Nick Risher and Daisy Hamilton Risher of South Lorraine Blvd. Finn is on right and Levi is on the left in the first pic right after birth. Congratulations to…

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WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Daisy Hamilton & Nick Risher

Daisy Hamilton graduated from NYU with a major in film and minor in business and went on to spearhead development and film acquisitions for TriCoast Worldwide, where she has acquired over 25 packages and 85 titles. In 2018, Hamilton founded Rock Salt Releasing as a boutique production company and US distribution outfit. Hamilton has created…

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WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Karen Weber Figgy

Passionately promote design, architecture, and interiors. PR arbiter in design both East and West. Former design director at Condé Nast House & Garden magazine, Time Inc/Southern Accents magazine. Launched PR marketing firm in 2003. Modern art and pottery collector, admire & reside in historical LA home. Interests include ethnic food, global travel, art, design, museums…

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WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Krista Kolegraff

Krista: I recently moved to Los Angeles from Iowa to grow my apparel brand, Buy Art Not Followers®. I love art, history, culinary science, travel, and having people over for tea. I am a passionate member of the Ebell Club, and look forward to being part of the WSHPHS.

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WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Joan & George Hornig

Joan Hornig began her career as a professional fundraiser for Harvard University and Columbia Business School before spending 19 years on Wall Street. Since 2003, Joan combines her love of jewelry and design, business skills and experience with non-profit organizations as Founder and CEO of her philanthropically-driven companies, Joan Hornig Jewelry-Philanthropy is Beautiful® and Pave…

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WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Laura & Sydney Dutton

Laura and Sydney Dutton moved to Los Angeles from San Francisco in 1975 because Syd wanted to get into the film business. Syd’s first job was delivering mail on a bicycle at Universal Studios, a position that Roddy McDowell found for him as they were friends of friends. McDowell was wonderful to them and remained…

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