We were saddened by the passing on October 1, 2017 of clinical psychologist Arthur Janov, who, for his significant contributions to the study of human behavior, for the resulting fame he achieved, and for the glory that thereby inured to his alma mater, had been awarded the Association's LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at its 2015 reunion. The author of 11 books, including the international best seller, The Primal Scream, Dr. Janov was the founder and director of the Primal Center in Santa Monica.
Graduated from L.A. High in 1943, he entered the U.S. Navy and served in World War II. He received his B.A. and M.S.W. in psychiatric social work from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. in psychology from Claremont Graduate School, which has inducted him into its Academic Hall of Fame.
With composer and producer David Foster, Dr. Janov created Primal Scream: The Musical. Foster, who has won sixteen "Grammys," has been producer and music director for Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, and a host of others.
The Association's Lifetime Achievement Award has been bestowed upon such distinguished alumni as Oscar-winner Budd Schulberg (script for On the Waterfront), Grammy-award-winning conductor and music director Leonard Slatkin (National Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, etc.), actor George Takei (see below), magician Milt Larson, explorer John Goddard, author Ray Bradbury, and star of stage, film and television, Piper Laurie.
George Takei (武井 穂郷), film and television star and LA High alum known and beloved by millions for his portrayal of Lt. Sulu in Star Trek, opened on Broadway, October 6, 2015, in the new musical Allegiance. starring with Lea Salonga ("Tony" winner for Miss Saigon).
S'42 Commencement: Adjourned to 1989. Presented here are images from the belated commencement ceremony at L.A. High for the Japanese-American students of LA High's Class of S'42, who were denied their diplomas for over four decades. The newly made grads are shown in Alumni Court flanked by Board of Education member Warren Furutani and School Superintendent Leonard Britten. Also participating was the President and Chair of the Alumni Association in 1989, Marian Kunkel Hope, S'42. (More related to this class is further on.)
Who knew on July 10, 2015, when Donald Trump, campaigning in Los Angeles, met with the father of the late Roman football star Jamiel Shaw, that the candidate would be the next president of the United States?
60th Anniversary Class of S'55
OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION: Hon. Charles Aronberg, M.D., President and Chair; David Jones, Vice-President; William Allen, Ph.D., Secretary; Fred Atkinson, Treasurer; Marian K. Hope, President Emerita
DIRECTORS: William Allen, Ph.D., Hon. Charles Aronberg, M.D., Fred Atkinson, Marian Hope, David Jones, Eugene Kapetan, Rex Link, Kenneth Westfield, M.D.
AGENT FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS: Marian K. Hope
CONSULTING ATTORNEY: William Ramseyer, J.D.
NEWSLETTER EDITOR: William Allen, Ph.D.