Leo Politi’s Life & Times

The L.A. Times published a story about the life of artist and author Leo Politi, whose accomplishments will be celebrated this year, the 100th anniversary of his birth.  Politi is best remembered for his work that captured images of Olvera Street and Bunker Hill. But he lived in Angelino Heights, at 945 E. Edgeware Rd., for more than 30 years. The intersection of Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard will be named in his honor later this year.
As part of this year's events, Leo's son, Paul Politi, will speak about his father and his legacy at the Echo Park Historical Society's quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 pm. The meeting will be held at Williams Hall, 2000 Stadium Way. The presentation is free and open to the public.