“Bible Storyland”, directed by Stephanie Hubbard, is a fun, quirky exploration into the meaning of life, death and obsession as it highlights the ten year quest of art dealer Harvey Jordan to find the lost story of this never-built theme park. The film includes never before seen footage and information about Disneyland, “The Wizard of Oz”, Yo-Yos, Hollywood films and religiousness in the early 1960’s. The film features Charles Phoenix (retro Pop-Culture Humorist), Rev. Canon Malcolm Boyd (religious leader, writer for The Huffington Post), and Debi Derryberry (prolific voice actor, “Jimmy Neutron”).
Bible Storyland, the 220 acre theme park, planned for Southern California in the early 1960’s, was conceived by Nat Winecoff, a former V.P. of W.E.D., the group responsible for planning and building Disneyland. Other principles of the project were actor Jack Haley, who starred in “The Wizard of Oz”, and Donald Duncan Sr., inventor and entrepreneur, who manufactured and popularized the Yo-Yo. The Master Planner for the project was Bruce Bushman, previously a Disney animator (“Fantasia”)
Co-curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin and designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects, “Never Built: Los Angeles” examines some visionary works that had the greatest potential to reshape Los Angeles, from buildings to master plans, theme parks and transportation proposals any of which could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the metropolis. Many of these schemes still have relevance today, and many could inspire future projects. The projects beg the question: Why were they never built? Included in the show is the original hand drawn map from Bible Storyland Theme Park.
Contacts for Bible Storyland: Harvey Jordan 818.802.0378,
Stephanie Hubbard 323.202.5645, info@BibleStorylandMovie.com,
Film's web site: www.BibleStorylandMovie.com (Now available on iTunes)
Media Contact for A+D Museum: Press@aplusd.org 323.932.9393, Erin@designagencyco.com 323.522.639, Meara@nelsondaly.com 323.804.0288
6032 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036
“NEVER BUILT: LOS ANGELES” July 28 – October 13, 2013
Screening of “Bible Storyland” - September 28th starting at 7pm.
Members: $10.00 General Public $15.00
“‘Bible Storyland’ is a marvelous drama, wrapped in a comedy, folded around a documentary, twisted into a detective story and…squeezed into a valentine.”
Chris Epting, pop culture expert & author
“‘Bible Storyland’ is a wonderful look at an honest to goodness chapter in California’s folk history. It's a real investigative eye-opener and fun to watch!”
Huell Howser, producer/host of “California’