WATTS TOWERS by Sam Rodia
about SAM (SIMON) Rodia
was born on February 12th, 1879 in Ribottoli Italy.
"I build the tower people like, everybody come."
The trailer of the movie "I Build the Tower" The full length film, which can be ordered from the filmmakers Edward Landler and Brad Byer, includes an interview with Buckmister (Bucky) Fuller, who regards Sam Rodia, who built the Towers, as perhaps the person who will "rank with the sculptors of all history"."With their documentary feature “I Build the Tower,” Edward Landler and Brad Bryer have completed the fundamental task of immortalizing the story of Simon Rodia and the Watts Towers of Los Angeles".
Rodia's older brother immigrated to the United States in 1895 and settled
in Pennsylvania where he worked in the coal mines. Rodia followed his
brother a few years later. Little is known about his early life in the
United States except that he moved to the west coast and found work
in rock quarries and logging and railroad camps as a construction worker.
2006-2013 Los Angeles