LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of 80 Dolores Mission School children, from some of the poorest and toughest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, got a VIP opportunity to learn about the importance of the Hollywood entertainment industry when they visited The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building last week and met with a number of civic leaders. Los Angeles Councilmember Tom LaBonge, as well as representatives from Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell and Senator Kevin deLeon's office were on hand to talk to the students about the importance of Hollywood's TV and Film industry in the Los Angeles community and to the State of California.
The children toured the four floors of the museum's vast collection of movie and television memorabilia spanning 100 years of Hollywood history and spotlighting the entertainment industry's legends - past, present and in the making. Students had a chance to ask questions of the museum's founder and president, Donelle Dadigan.
Dadigan said, "We are thrilled to have these youngsters experience The Hollywood Museum, the official museum of Hollywood! As a former school teacher, it is especially gratifying speaking to a group of children who have such different lives and daily challenges. Once you listen to these students – you realize they have great curiosity and so much potential. We hope this opportunity to tour the museum will expose them to their Hollywood civic roots and inspire them to create their own special history."
The students attend the Dolores Mission School, which serves two (2) housing projects of Boyle Heights, Pico Garden and Las Casitas, where 40 percent (40%) of families (most are single-parent households) with children live below the federal poverty level. The school has an excellent scholastic and community involvement record.
The Hollywood Museum, the official museum of Hollywood, is a not for profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to preserving Hollywood history. The tour of the museum, at 1660 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, starts at 10 a.m.
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