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by scottkaycee
Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is an MCM fan
Replies: 1
Views: 3834

That's wonderful...I think Barry Goldwater had one of these Usonian-esque houses out in Phoenix too. I recall reading a vintage shelter magazine about being "At home with Senator Goldwater" or something like that.
by scottkaycee
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Riverside Fox theater restored
Replies: 7
Views: 2599

Riverside performing arts memories

When I was in high school which was about 15-16 years ago, a buddy and I went to see 2001: A Space Odyssey here, we got to sit in the balcony and it was a pretty sweet place to see a vintage flick like that in. At the time it was pretty worn, but it had a fairly groovy 60's ontop of 20's vibe, which...
by scottkaycee
Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Show us your modern christmas tree!
Replies: 83
Views: 25774

Here is our aluminum tree, with "The Blizzard of 2009" out the window...
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by scottkaycee
Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: Welcome to the test message area
Replies: 22
Views: 13475

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by scottkaycee
Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Wilshire and La Brea - Columbia Savings
Replies: 62
Views: 27224

I was watching "In the Line of Fire" with Clint Eastwood the other day and I noticed that the LA bank he goes to in the scene where he finally figures out who the would be assasin is and it was this bank. Only it was called "Southwest Savings". The phone number was SKELLUM....
by scottkaycee
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Car dealerships
Replies: 53
Views: 24786

This should be diverted into the mid century transportation category- Pal George, you have a 62 Lincoln? What color?, exterior and interior? I had a 64' Sedan, maroon with black leather, and later on I had a 69' Mark III, it was Reddish orange metallic with a Black vinyl roof, it had an all black in...
by scottkaycee
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 413356

I havent been to Hollin Hills yet, but I have been through some of the other "California Modern" clusters towards Falls Church. It's a modest, woodsy post and beam modern you find here. I have yet to notice many real palm trees, but I have seen some fake neon ones. The tree canopy here is ...
by scottkaycee
Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 413356

Re-introduction ( a mini autobiography)

Hello, I am not a newbie, but my posts are rather infrequent(and subject to large time gaps) so I thought it might be a good idea to reintroduce myself to the group. I am a modernist afficiando living in Washington DC, where I work with a big architecture and engineering firm that does support work ...
by scottkaycee
Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA by Architect Pierre Koenig, 1966
Replies: 8
Views: 2883

Has this house been remodeled? I dont ever remember a sawtooth roof in Koenig's oeuvre?, This is a stunning mid century house, but it is missing that stark quitetness of Koenig's other work.
by scottkaycee
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: San Bernardino, Neutra on 2 acres w/pool, $299K
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

This is actually in a pretty nice part of San Bernardino, up near Waterman Canyon, it must of nearly been burned down in the fires in 2003, lots of that part of town were hit. A commute from here to LA would be about 2 hours each way. I used to do Highland to West Covina in about 1 hour and a half. ...
by scottkaycee
Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Architect Bernard Zimmerman dies at 79
Replies: 2
Views: 1806

Wow, I had been away for a while and popped in re: Shulman's passing, and now I see Bernard passed too. Another loss. Bernard was such a neat man, It's sad to hear he is gone. I had him briefly as a teacher, but he took ill at the time and someone subbed for him to finish the course. When he recover...
by scottkaycee
Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Julius Shulman 1910-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 4857

Shulman memories

Oh what a sad event. I had the honor of meeting Mr. Shulman and visiting with him several times . I was an Architecture student at Cal Poly, Pomona when I was lucky enough to attend a series of lectures given by Mr. Shulman. They were spread out over a series of consecutive Saturdays at his "So...
by scottkaycee
Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Ricardo Montalban 1920-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

Mr. Montalban was such a gracious man, and his performances had such presence. I have a Montalban story, as a life long Trekkie and a life long latino he was a truly inspirational figure to me, he had such grace and class. I did not get to meet him personally but I did hear him speak at his first St...
by scottkaycee
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Tate Cadillac, Pomona
Replies: 1
Views: 877

by scottkaycee
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dallas and Bush
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

by scottkaycee
Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs, CA RICHARD NEUTRA KAUFMANN HOUSE
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Desert Agents-minus pedigree what is this property worth?

I was curious if any of our desert agents could give a ballpark figure for a comparable property, estate home in Las Palmas without the architectural pedigree. There has been quite a debate in the architecture/art world about what the appropriate price would be for a masterwork, using painting and s...
by scottkaycee
Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Robie House Rip-Off
Replies: 2
Views: 1218

i dont have a problem with prarie style houses but this is a bit too literal, still it is better than a mc mansion but still dishonest. The robie house's ship like massing was the result of a constrained city lot, to place that in another setting especially one seemingly more pen obs the design of i...
by scottkaycee
Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bob's Big Boy is back
Replies: 22
Views: 5102

Big Boy's Back!

"You know in many ways Big Boy has never left, he still offers the same high quality food at competitive prices......" Diamond Bar, Ca 60 Freeway @ Brea Canyon Road a remuddled "original" Chula Vista Bob's. Beneath the tacky brass and Oak Veneer and dropped ceiling no doubt rests...
by scottkaycee
Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra House in Silver Lake
Replies: 25
Views: 4423

Ms. Geurts, is in charge of raising money for the College of Environmental Design at Cal Poly, Pomona. I was a student there 1995-2002, and in that time they were largely committed to raising money to build a permanent design studio building for the Architecture department, they had obtained the par...
by scottkaycee
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What A Pity
Replies: 28
Views: 2578

by scottkaycee
Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Disneyland's "It's a Small World" in danger
Replies: 26
Views: 2702

I think the reason why the louvre works is because it doesnt physically engage the surrounding buildings(making it neither imitative or added to the building), it reads like a sculpture or fountain in the courtyard, if Pei had added new entrances to the actual facade or say removed the mansards and ...
by scottkaycee
Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: recent problems with the website
Replies: 90
Views: 28848

I too got several debug messages last night and then went back and deleted 4 duplicate posts
by scottkaycee
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Disneyland's "It's a Small World" in danger
Replies: 26
Views: 2702

Long winded defense of It's a Small World-Anaheim

My impression of the non Disneyland(Anaheim) Small Worlds is they are pale cardboard versions of the original. There is an aesthetic cohesion to the original rooted in the mid-century era, it is an intact example of mid-century art, abstract art that went so well with mid-century buildings. This is ...
by scottkaycee
Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Neutra Kaufmann House Auction / Palm Springs, CA
Replies: 41
Views: 7257

You just gotta love that green floral print blazer with white slacks- I'm running to Desert Fashion Plaza right now to get me a set, seriously, just fantastic, okay so the now closed DFP will be a dead end, but I can probably find a coat like that at Revivals on Palm Canyon !
by scottkaycee
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LAX Theme Building
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Mr. Nichols... your collection of architectural ephemera is simply amazing, is there anything you dont have in your archive?

As usual I am in awe of what you present to us
by scottkaycee
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Palmer and Krisel Homes in Pomona
Replies: 99
Views: 7810

stream of consciousness thoughts re: this thread

Those legos are like mosaic tile- sort of, the jungle look seems to be made up of a lot of "period" plants, maybe it was a Tiki-Room grotto lite inspired planting pallette. My Wife and I collect glass coffee decanters, usually in some odd beaker shapes with a metal base that holds candles,...
by scottkaycee
Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: IKEA-the good, the bad, and the silly
Replies: 17
Views: 2247

Ikea Commercial

My 2 yr old son ADORES Ikea- he insists on atleast two trips a month to our local store- The Covina store, often in many commercials I might add.. He goes thru all the games/kiddie department. He recognizes the logo on furniture, he gets especially excited if he sees one of their stickers under the ...
by scottkaycee
Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Briarcliff Manor, New York Mid Century Modern Home
Replies: 5
Views: 1460

"Edgar The Tafel" as Wright liked to call him, his memoirs are an entertaining view into life at Taliesin. Great Fallingwater and Johnson Wax Building stories. I suppose he was the East Coast Aaron Green or vice versa depending on your perspective. Like alot of the people who came out of t...
by scottkaycee
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LAX Theme Building URGENT ACTION
Replies: 40
Views: 7096

did the theme building rest. ever rotate? Am I remembering wrong? Or am I mixing it up with somewhere else?
by scottkaycee
Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Julius Shulman - Modernism Rediscovered
Replies: 25
Views: 3653

I would like to make a clarification, photographs rarely make a good substitute for experiencing architecture firsthand, but If any could it would be Shulman's. What I was refering to more was the compression of time in his photos, you would have to spend days somewhere to possibly capture the const...

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