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
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.