Towers of Gold at Huntington Library Friday night

Frances Dinkelspiel, Towers of Gold

So, this woman goes downtown and walks into the historical society.

She says, “Archivist, I’ll have a box of great great Grandpa” (his stuff. papers.)

Archivist says, “Which box? I’ve got 40 of ’em”

40? Whoa.

So this woman digs in and realizes she’s onto something big. Great great Grandpa BUILT California.

That’s right. Built. Financed it.

Eight years later, her book about him comes out.

Friday night, November 21st at 7:30, that woman, Frances Dinkelspiel will be at the Huntington Library’s Friends Hall to talk about her grandfather and her book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California . Free.

2 responses to “Towers of Gold at Huntington Library Friday night”

  1. Kathy H

    That’s cool. I wish I could go. When I was in college, there was a Dinkelspiel Auditorium, so perhaps great great grandpa’s money kept on building CA after he was gone.

  2. Susan A. Kitchens

    Yes, that Dinkelspiel Auditorium (Stanford?) is from that family line.