a feature-length documentary film
  about Simon Rodia and the Watts
    Towers of South Central Los Angeles

by Edward Landler and Brad Byer

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The Watts Towers  make a brief cameo appearance

in the Oscar-nominated hit movie  La La Land

 Also appearing in  La La Land  is bass player

Nedra Wheeler

who was part of the ensemble that played the jazz arrangements

of Verdi aria themes for 

I Build the Tower

 She is also a Founding Member of the Jazz Mentorship Program at the Watts Towers Arts Center 

We also mourn the death of Dr. Frank Preusser, the lead scientist and project manager for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's team of conservators working on the Watts Towers over the past five years. 

One of the world's preeminent figures in the field of conservation science, Frank applied his insight and expertise to bring to Rodia's work a solid long-range plan to ensure their longevity and stability.


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