ST. FRANCIS DAM DISASTER: 90TH ANNIVERSARY
A Night of St. Francis Dam Newsreels and Documentaries
Presented by Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society
Hosted by Phil Scorza
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7 pm
Location: Hart Hall, William S. Hart Park in Newhall
As part of the 90th anniversary commemoration of the St. Francis Dam disaster, Santa Clarita historian Phil Scorza, host of SCVTV series “Points of Interest”, will show an exciting series of vintage newsreels from the period of the disaster, and more recent documentaries about the disaster and water history of Los Angeles.
Program will include:
Live performance by Katy Moffatt of her song “The St. Francis Dam Disaster”.
Katy Moffatt is an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter from Ft. Worth, Texas, now living in California. With 19 albums, appearances in 4 major motion pictures, and consistent live touring, her career has spanned 4 decades, garnering numerous rave reviews (Rolling Stone, Mojo), nominations and awards (Academy of Country Music).
“If ever there was the perfect singer-songwriter it is Katy Moffatt. Her songs are drenched in emotion, her voice perhaps the most searingly beautiful thing you’ll ever hear.” London Daily Express
“In all her albums and her appearances, Katy Moffatt is indeed a storyteller. Her voice has many shades of meaning as well as memory. She illuminates-in natural light-the characters and the places in her songs…her passion is the abiding force in her music.” Nat Hentoff, Wall Street Journal
2017 – Drone Video: St. Francis Dam Site
2016 – Philip Scorza: L.A. Water Story and the St. Francis Dam Disaster
1913 – Construction & Opening of L.A. Aqueduct
OPEN FORUM DISCUSSION W/AUDIENCE & SCV HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD MEMBERS
1928 – British Pathe Newsreel: St. Francis Dam Disaster
1928 – Fillmore and Santa Paula After The Flood
1928 – Fox Newsreel: Nighttime Recovery of Bodies
1928 – Fox Newsreel: Carrying Bodies into Newhall Morgue
1929 – Fox Newsreel: Setting Charges to Blow Up the Tombstone and Wing Dyke of St. Francis Dam
John Bergstrom: St. Francis Music Video
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! (stay tuned…)