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LAist Interview: Karie Bible

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Like many Angelenos, Karie Bible came to Los Angeles to follow her passion for movies and filmmaking. She did the Hollywood thing, working as an assistant in various studios and agencies, but was disappointed to find so many people in the Industry who did not share her love and passion for film history.

Luckily, she didn't keep her enthusiasms to herself. Instead, she founded FilmRadar, a weekly e-newsletter and website that alerts readers to all the screenings available in Los Angeles. FilmRadar began when she sent an email to 10 friends about upcoming film revivals around LA. That email garnered such a large response that she created her own website and mailing list.

When she's not working on the mailing list, Karie volunteers at the American Cinematheque and the LA Conservancy. She also donates her time to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where she conducts a walking tour and lectures on silent film stars like Rudolph Valentino. This past summer, she made an appearance on THE MOVIE CLUB with John Ridley on American Movie Classics. She has also been a guest on Turner Classic Movies.

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Age and Occupation:
Age? Let’s just say I’m young and leave it at that. Occupation: Internet biz

How long have you lived in Los Angeles, and which neighborhood do you live in?
I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 5 ½ years consecutively and I lived here 2 different summers before that while I was interning during college.

For about 4 ½ years of my time here, I lived in a 1920s apartment in Hollywood. It was on the block before Hollywood and Western. I now live in Culver City in a lovely little place built in 1941.

Where are you from?
I was born in Ft. Worth, Texas and raised in a suburb in between Ft. Worth and Dallas.

Why do you live in Los Angeles?
I love it here. Los Angeles has so much culture and so many interesting things to do. I also love the fact that the bizarre or outrageous is accepted as normal here. Los Angeles is a great place for anyone who wants to live by their own rules and not buy into anyone else’s.

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Why did you create Film Radar?
When I first moved to Los Angeles, I was amazed at how many great places there were to see movies…UCLA, The Egyptian, LACMA, etc. I started a weekly e-newsletter to a small handful of friends and it sort of took off from there.