A Cinco de Mayo Conversation with Luis Huerte
May 5, 1:30 pm
Art and Barbara Culver Center of the Arts
3824 Main Street, Riverside
This Cinco de Mayo, join Inlandia and Luis Fuerte as we go on the road with highlights of twelve exciting years with Huell Howser in the Golden State. This event will take place Sunday, May 5, at 1:30 p.m., at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts downtown, located at 3824 Main Street, Riverside.
Based on his own experiences, award-winning Luis Fuerte dives into the memories of people and places of the making of California’s Gold with his book, Louie, Take a Look at This!: My Time with Huell Howser(Prospect Park Books, 2017). The book is as truly remarkable as the duo’s adventures in California and their beloved on screen chemistry.
In his embrace of the dissimilarities between his own and Howser’s personalities and backgrounds, Fuerte shows diversity at its best, revealing its strength behind their fantastic match. Also, stories of everyday people and those working behind the scenes reveal the special personal elements that make up this legendary look at California and its true riches.
“I loved to shoot for Huell and was always happy to see my name next to his on the assignment sheet. In fact, it was my work on one of the Videologs I shot for Huell that inspired him to ask me to be his cameraman on California’s Gold,” says Luis Fuerte in Louie, Take a Look at This! “I came to realize that he was genuinely and deeply interested in the people he interviewed and their personal stories. He was truly fascinated with his discoveries, from the stupendous to the downright ordinary. They all mattered to him.”
About Luis Fuerte
Luis Fuerte is the five-time Emmy-award-winning former cameraman for the Huell Howser show California’s Gold. The son of a Mexican immigrant, Fuerte was born in San Bernardino and became a cameraman after two years in the US Navy and learning TV engineering at L.A. Valley College. After 48 years in television, he’s now retired and lives with his wife in Rialto.
Presentation will be followed by light refreshments, book sales, and signing. This event is free and open to the public.
Photos courtesy of Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University
Luis Fuerte headshot credit: Brian Joseph