Cultural historian Nathan Marsak is author of the book “Los Angeles Neon” and a tireless protector of endangered vernacular architecture and signage. He is active in the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Modern Committee, and has been known to bring extremely large, guano-encrusted neon signs home with him if it looks like they will otherwise be destroyed. He is currently working on a book about America’s historic funeral homes. With Save The 76 Ball co-hort Kim Cooper, he hosts historic bus tours on the 1947project Crime Bus, including tours like The Real Black Dahlia and Pasadena Confidential.
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