The Chandlers and the Tea, Scones & Gardens Reading Group


At our September 17, 2022, Tea, Scones & Gardens Reading Group gathering at the Virginia Robinson Gardens, we had an interesting time discussing the family dynamics of the Chandlers including Norman and Dorothy (Buff) Chandler and son Otis. David Halberstam in The Powers That Be describes the evolution of the Los Angeles Times under Chandler's stewardship. Buff was a particularly enthusiastic fundraiser which played a part in her involvement with Virginia Robinson. She also was not only very influential in the transformation of the Los Angeles Times but was responsible for today’s art scene and venues in Los Angeles. A special guest, Scott B., gave us his insights due to his personal involvement with the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Music Center.

Next month, we read a novel, The Duesenberg Caper by Roger Corea. Note the date change: it will be on December 10, 2022, at 10:30 am.

Post and photos by Patricia Cowett
Co-chair of the Tea, Scones & Gardens Reading Group
Friends of Robinson Gardens Member


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