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“Sand Rush”

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“Sand Rush”

May 11 @ 2:00 pm

Speaker: Elsa Devienne
When: Saturday, May 11, 2024, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St., Santa Monica Historian Elsa Devienne will present her new book Sand Rush: The Revival of the Beach in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles (2024). Drawing from historical archives, anthropology, and cultural artifacts, she showcases the beach’s pivotal role in urban history and its impact on issues such as real estate, race, environmental conservation, and modern beauty standards.


May 11
2:00 pm