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by darkamor
Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Mondo Lounge 2008 event cancelled
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

RE: 2008 Mondo Lounge SHOW DATES CANCELLED

*** It's an important event which succeeds with the right planning + the right people stepping in to lend their talents (Java did an awesome job last year, the Burlesque talent was the dish and everything else just fell into place) ..... I would say more; however I am spending less and less time in ...
by darkamor
Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: WAGON WHEEL-demo planned/EIR out
Replies: 31
Views: 12260

posted (along with others @ work)

I'm pleased that there were enough So. California Uber Alles transplants here @ work who joined me in sending off our letters (this Oxnard gem deserves to be saved and used for commercial purposes) ...... Wouldn't it be nice not to rely on memories and instead revisit favorite places ? :D ~(^)~
by darkamor
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: WAGON WHEEL-demo planned/EIR out
Replies: 31
Views: 12260

This is an example of what PCH had dotted .....

This is an example of what PCH had dotted all along it's route (great places to stop n' eat) and it makes me sad to see what keeps being torn down / replaced (good grief, I still want to slap the eediot who built the Hyatt Regency and ruined everything about the corner of PCH and Beach Blvd in Hunti...
by darkamor
Wed May 24, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Las Vegas, NV - Miss Exotic World May 27-28
Replies: 14
Views: 3182

Cherry Capri = I will be doing a walk-along on Saturday afternoon's "Pinup Photo Safari" with Don Spiro to answer whatever questions I can about Las Vegas history. Java = Cool! I was thinking of tagging along with Don for this. Sounds like fun. I look forward to seeing you both [as well a...
by darkamor
Sat May 20, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: ATOMIC AGE ALLIANCE - call for assistance
Replies: 28
Views: 11998

wow - thanks for posting that CJ! that reporter was fast! While I know the LV SUN gets ridiculed for being reduced to a separate section of the LV REVIEW JOURNAL @ least you can get quality journalism compared to our WEEKLIES [where the journalism is bad it's a crime] .... Both Articles are a welco...
by darkamor
Fri May 19, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: ATOMIC AGE ALLIANCE - call for assistance
Replies: 28
Views: 11998

THE ARTICLE :-) Group seeks to preserve Las Vegas architecture By Kristen Peterson [ kristen@lasvegassun.com ] Las Vegas Sun We've seen the Strip's 1950s architecture destroyed. The Neon Museum scrambles to save its signs while preservationists remind us of what we've already lost. Now it's time to ...
by darkamor
Fri May 19, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Las Vegas, NV - Miss Exotic World May 27-28
Replies: 14
Views: 3182

I'm glad you had a good time at the Cocktails and Cheesecake Party. People couldn't stop talking about it all weekend. That tells me we did something right. ;) BTW, I hear pictures from the party will be in the June issue of Vegas Magazine. While I wished more people took the time to attend [I know...
by darkamor
Wed May 17, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Las Vegas, NV - Miss Exotic World May 27-28
Replies: 14
Views: 3182

Actually, the thing I was talking about on my radio show was the first ever "Java's Bachelor Pad Cocktails and Cheesecake Party" which was held at the Art Bar in Vegas during the Viva Las Vegas weekend. (There are pictures from the event here: http://www.javasbachelorpad.com/cocktailschee...
by darkamor
Wed May 17, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Las Vegas, NV - Miss Exotic World May 27-28
Replies: 14
Views: 3182

I have very mixed feelings about Exotic World moving to Las Vegas. Of course, you want the exposure (so to speak) and (hopefully) money that being more visible will bring to the museum but you sacrifice what made it so special to begin with. The anonymous commercial block in San Pedro where it star...
by darkamor
Tue May 16, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Las Vegas, NV - Miss Exotic World May 27-28
Replies: 14
Views: 3182

This event begins a new era in the Exotic World Pageant .... The Exotic World Museum has officially moved to LAS VEGAS .... They would like to continue hosting the BURLESQUE PAGEANT here every year .... Did I also mention that DITA VON TEESE is in town signing her new book BURLESQUE AND THE ART OF T...
by darkamor
Mon May 15, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Las Vegas, NV - Miss Exotic World May 27-28
Replies: 14
Views: 3182

I was listening to Java's Bachelor Pad and they mentioned some get together coming up in Vegas. Anyone know what it is? EXOTIC WORLD BURLESQUE PAGEANT 2006 Memorial Day Weekend http://www.exoticworldusa.com/ http://www.exoticworldusa.com/images/tixbanner.gif ~(^)~ CJ ***
by darkamor
Mon May 15, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Las Vegas, NV - Wednesday Nights at Tivoli Gardens
Replies: 27
Views: 7237

We keep hearing buzz that it is looking for a new home on the Strip and wants to move out of its current location. Have you heard anything that confirms they are staying put? Lynn, the ONLY thing I can confirm at the moment is that effective June 1 2006, The LIBERACE MUSEUM will be closed on Monday...
by darkamor
Sun May 14, 2006 11:51 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Las Vegas, NV - Wednesday Nights at Tivoli Gardens
Replies: 27
Views: 7237

I. Due to my work Schedule [Clark County School District] - and I work from 5am to 5pm - I tend to stick to Fridays/Saturdays for f-u-n [exceptions being Holidays off, 3 Day Weekends, Viva, Hootenanny, Punk Rock Bowling, Bat's Day, etc] ..... While you can sometimes find me @ the ARUBA [formerly the...
by darkamor
Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: More Bad News from Las Vegas - The Frontier
Replies: 50
Views: 12363

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by darkamor
Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: More Bad News from Las Vegas - The Frontier
Replies: 50
Views: 12363

I. In the late 80's, The Las Vegas Tropicana had it's front redone where the PARADISE TOWERS and work completed in the back [where they built the ISLAND TOWERS towards the Convention area]. Other changes included remodeling the 12,000 square foot Main Pool [Swim-Up Coconut Grove Bar + Las Vegas' fir...
by darkamor
Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: More Bad News from Las Vegas - The Frontier
Replies: 50
Views: 12363

Exotic World Organizers were very pleased with the Celebrity Theatre [and so am I as I will see Reverend Horton Heat there next weekend] ..... Yes, the new owner of the LADY LUCK has done well in revitalizing 3rd Street and Ogden Avenue in trying to keep it similar to Old Vegas while cleaning the pl...
by darkamor
Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Old Port of Subs, Henderson, Nevada to be Demolished Soon...
Replies: 3
Views: 1633

As you drive down BOULDER HWY into OLD HENDERSON there are bits n' pieces that have been left to die .... these are slowly being removed and replaced with something new [and often just as fugly] .... OLD HENDERSON does not attract the same attention as O LD VEGAS [or BOULDER CITY ] which is evident ...
by darkamor
Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: RAND Corporation - Santa Monica
Replies: 5
Views: 2728

I sure miss visiting my sister Julie who's been working for RAND for almost 20 years ..... that building could have been saved - used for something else [but since it was Government owned getting them to comply with anything takes a lotta stroakin' n' I'm outta lube] .... :roll:

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by darkamor
Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Castaways Casino (Formerly the Showboat) Demolition Pics...
Replies: 3
Views: 1788

HIGH RISE CONDO MANIA is all over the map here in VEGAS [and it makes me sad] .... what can I do ? [I'm just one person and I need more people out here to support the cause] ....

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by darkamor
Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Movieland Wax Museum (1962-2005)
Replies: 19
Views: 6336

I was fortunate enough to go to MOVIELAND WAX MUSEUM with the folks from http://www.ULTIMATEHAUNT.COM [Knotts Scary Farm Fans] before hitting Knotts for the Halloween Haunt ..... All I want to know is how can I get ahold of VINCENT PRICE 's prints - signature in cement [so many celebs left their pri...
by darkamor
Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Finally found a piece of Vegas history...
Replies: 13
Views: 3831

I am going to miss the CASTAWAYS [locals liked it better as the SHOWBOAT ] especially the Bowling Alley - one of the best in my opinion .... dunnno what to tell you except that parts of old Vegas away from the Strip have been neglected to the point where owners/the city just give up ..... :roll: ~(^...
by darkamor
Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Hobby City on the chopping block
Replies: 17
Views: 6751

Last time I was in BUENA PARK was for KNOTTS SCARY FARM in October [barely got the time to visit the WAX MUSEUM which was scheduled to close that month] .... drove by a very vacant HOBBY CITY and frowned [of all places I wanted to believe that life "behind the orange curtain" would remain the same f...
by darkamor
Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LETS SAVE La Concha in LAS VEGAS!
Replies: 121
Views: 60491

I've had people from EXOTIC WORLD that would love to use the LA CONCHA but I have no idea about who to turn to for that project [or if my fellow MOD CONS would accept having EXOTIC WORLD use the structure] ..... IF you have answers to my inquiries above please get in touch with me, thank you :) ~(^)...
by darkamor
Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Robinson's May Beverly Hills closing this winter
Replies: 33
Views: 20177

WOW - I never thought that Robinsons location in Beverly Hills would be going, going, g-o-n-e [where will people in that area go shopping besides those pathetic boutiques on Rodeo Dr. ?] I guess people don't care about Department Stores anymore :roll: That reminds me what I keep hearing about the BL...
by darkamor
Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Miracle Mile's Art Deco Wilshire Tower to go condo
Replies: 36
Views: 21216

OUCH !! :roll:
Isn't that project a little too close to the LA COUNTY MUSEUM, the LA BREA TAR PITS and PETERSON AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM ? If so that would just rob everything about the area which is so Museum Friendly .... what a shame !!

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by darkamor
Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:55 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: California's Gold= George Barris?
Replies: 11
Views: 4191

MAD FABRICATORS SOCIETY
has an excellent documentary / interview with George Barris & Family .....

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by darkamor
Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Demolition Continues On Ambassador
Replies: 39
Views: 18316

I gave up on LOS ANGELES almost a decade ago .... look what they did near downtown ? Try to tear down an old Catholic Church near 6th Street because it's dome was damaged by earthquakes [while the Catholic Church sought a new location for a larger Church] and don't get me started on that so called "...
by darkamor
Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Levitz
Replies: 15
Views: 5217

1st NEWBURY's, Then WOOLWORTH's, Now LEVITZ ? If we keep this up future generations will never understand the meaning of signs + jingles [future generations will be ignorant of an important part of our culture - the advertisement and the distinct company logo] .... :roll:

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by darkamor
Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Brown Derby (1929, 1940) ********** SEE PAGE 3
Replies: 82
Views: 58014

GEE WHIZ, you mean to tell me that the CITY COUNCIL still can not decide to grant THE DERBY a status that will protect it/keep it in business ? :roll: I'm tellin' ya, if it's not money talkin' then it's gotta be stupidity running things in the City .... and yes it happens here in VEGAS [still waitin...
by darkamor
Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Silver Lake condo project to wipe out Coffee Table, others
Replies: 4
Views: 1803

OUCH :cry:

I left SILVER LAKE back in 1997 for LAS VEGAS
SILVER LAKE use to have a lotta love for it's community
but I guess everywhere you go 'money talks' :roll:

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