by Timothy Rutt
- The 1912 silent film "What the Doctor Ordered," starring Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Jack Pickford, and Eddie Dillon, shot on location at a local orange grove and on Mt. Lowe in the snow.
- "To Mt. Lowe with Love" by Phil Callahan and Bill Myers, produced in partnership with the Edison Co. This 32-minute film takes us back in time with black and white motion pictures and stills to experience the world's greatest trolley adventure.
In addition, there will be excerpts from "The Pacific Electric Northern District in Spectacular Color," written and researched by Charles Seims, produced by Alav Sishel, released in 1993. The film features the line that went from downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, and Glendora (not Altadena) from 1947-51. The video will be available for purchase in VHS format the night of the event for $7.
The Altadena Historical Society meeting is free and open to the public. It starts at 7:30 PM on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive.