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by HappyBunny
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Montclair High School - 1958-59 State of the Art
Replies: 5
Views: 610

LOL at the tables of sewing machines!
by HappyBunny
Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Tustin, CA - Cliff May (under $400k)
Replies: 11
Views: 937

jesgord wrote:
Joe wrote:Its certainly more enticing than this one.
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LOL I wonder if the dirty dishes come with the house!
by HappyBunny
Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Century Plaza Hotel (1966) by Minoru Yamasaki
Replies: 24
Views: 1372

Great news! :D
by HappyBunny
Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Googie motel in Long Beach to become condos and retail?
Replies: 34
Views: 3263

The proposed plan is just hideous. It looks like Irvine. Since I actually live in the neighborhood (Belmont Shore) I will definitely write my counsel member and tell him what I think of this mess. Not that he will care, he is decidedly pro-developer. But the mood in the neighborhood is against a tal...
by HappyBunny
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Long Beach Courthouse
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Yes, the Long Beach library is also in danger because it was neglected and the roof leaks buckets when it rains. I think (but am not certain) that there is actually problems with the structure of the Courthouse building, as you can see all kinds of slapdash efforts at propping it up, in the form of ...
by HappyBunny
Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: West L.A. Vons
Replies: 2
Views: 300

The similar Von's on Broadway in Long Beach is also being rebuilt. The roofline will likely disappear because it is to have rooftop parking added.
by HappyBunny
Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Long Beach Courthouse
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Anyone who has pulled jury duty in Long Beach can testify to the terrible shape of this building. A few years ago, a juror died waiting for rescue crews to get to the 6th floor as all escalators and elevators were broken that day. The building is so neglected and is dirty, to boot. Unknown stains co...
by HappyBunny
Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33413

I had tried to post from the Broiler, but somehow screwed it up. So I got to go there Saturday and it is indeed awesome. The architecture is very cool and I really love the sparkling ceiling with the atomic lighting! I was never there when it was the Broiler (didnt live in LA then) but I would imagi...
by HappyBunny
Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33413

I had tried to post from the Broiler, but somehow screwed it up. So I got to go there Saturday and it is indeed awesome. The architecture is very cool and I really love the sparkling ceiling with the atomic lighting! I was never there when it was the Broiler (didnt live in LA then) but I would imagi...
by HappyBunny
Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: THE GREAT DEPRESSION of the 2000s thread
Replies: 4
Views: 338

I think a plus to this depression is that the wholesale razing of cool old buildings for more stupid condos is at least slowed, if not stopped. Perhaps people will now learn to live a little more sensibly and not *need* so many expensive things in their homes, which makes them unaffordable for most ...
by HappyBunny
Thu May 21, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: WWII buildings at Ft. MacArthur, San Pedro
Replies: 1
Views: 180

First the Ambassador, now this. LAUSD wants what it sees and takes what it wants, apparently. Not only can they not educate children, they are a blight on the urban landscape.
by HappyBunny
Sat May 16, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Hollywood Park Racetrack (1938, 1952) doomed?
Replies: 24
Views: 2623

And then people will move into these places and crab and moan about airplane noise. DUH! You live under the flight path of one of the nation's busiest airports. We have this issue in Long Beach and it is strangling any further development of the airport that would benefit the rest of the city. The r...
by HappyBunny
Sun May 03, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Century Plaza Hotel (1966) by Minoru Yamasaki
Replies: 24
Views: 1372

Why did they spend $36 million to give the hotel a facelift and then decide to tear it down a year later?

And what would we get in its place? More Tuscan-styled buildings? Boy, we sure do need more of those!
by HappyBunny
Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Guy Intro, and my WILD 60's modern home...
Replies: 27
Views: 2046

You found the Passion Pit bed? Oh that kicks a**! :-) Your house is just about the coolest modern home ever. It is so lucky that it has you as an owner--someone who appreciates it and indeed, wants to make it as awesome as it was intended to be!
by HappyBunny
Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: In Praise of Googie Car Washes
Replies: 47
Views: 3598

There is a beauty on Manchester near Western, I will try and snap a pic next time I am over there. Also, check out Garden Grove and Stanton in the OC, lots of awesome car washes there too!
by HappyBunny
Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Holiday Inn, Your Host From Coast to Coast...
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Though the chain survives, I wonder how many still have their awesome signs?
by HappyBunny
Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Northridge, CA Palmer & Krisel MCM Living Conditioned H
Replies: 53
Views: 5248

c_caff wrote:hmmm.... how to destroy McMansions...



HappyBunny readies flame-thrower...
by HappyBunny
Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: To Uncover or Leave Covered...
Replies: 26
Views: 3156

just an idea... if the edges are worse than you expect, I bet you could cut all the way around the room, say 6 inches off the tile and do a sort of inlay around the edge with a contrasting color. I am not thinking this would be very easy, and I have never done it but it is an idea I would explore be...
by HappyBunny
Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern it ain't-
Replies: 36
Views: 2268

And perhaps with McMansions going out of vogue, those of us who do not live in one can find furniture that is of a scale that will fit into a small house or apartment, without buying something old (which is cool, of course!). But the ridiculously sized couches and chairs dont fit in a normally-sized...
by HappyBunny
Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Guy Intro, and my WILD 60's modern home...
Replies: 27
Views: 2046

Oh I am so jealous! I *love* the Gobbler (never been there but fell in love with it several years ago courtesy of the rocking James Lileks). And your house definitely has the same feel--the use of the metal in the window is similar to the way Ajango designed the railings in the Gobbler. I am so glad...
by HappyBunny
Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Long Beach County Courthouse
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Yeah, you are right--it just seems like such a horrible place, I couldn't wait to get out of there. If I had to work there, I would look for another job! I would like to know why our taxpayer dollars are wasted like this--had the building been taken care *at all*, we would have used it for many more...
by HappyBunny
Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Long Beach County Courthouse
Replies: 5
Views: 360

This is one modern building I am actually glad to see go. The escalators are often broken (a heart attack victim died in the jury waiting room on the top floor because the fire dept had to hoof it up to him). The bathrooms smell hideous. Everything is filthy and depressing. The building is propped u...
by HappyBunny
Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33413

Also, those big steel angles over the drive in are missing, and I see they are still standing, so I am guessing they will still be used?
by HappyBunny
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33413

You guys worked so hard to save a place you cared about--you should inspire many who also try to save buildings and other places from the wrecking ball. You show that even after the wrecking ball has swung, it is not too late! I cant wait to go have lunch at the Broiler! I've never been (it was clos...
by HappyBunny
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Southwest Bowl is closed
Replies: 6
Views: 396

I will get one next time I am in the area--sorry, I was driving by and was just so surprised to see it closed. I am over there often, I will get one next week.
by HappyBunny
Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Southwest Bowl is closed
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Southwest Bowl is closed

Southwest Bowl, on Western Avenue is now closed. I drove by today and saw there was a chain link fence around it. I was there in May (took one of the school kids I work with bowling). It has a nice googie sign and some funky coffee shop architecture.
by HappyBunny
Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Sports stadium demolitions
Replies: 9
Views: 486

This is never about the fans. The fans love the old ballparks. Nobody in Cleveland wanted Municipal Stadium torn down--it was the greedy NFL who insisted we needed a new one in order to attract corporate loge buyers. The once mighty Dawg Pound is now a little puppy kennel, complete with rules about ...
by HappyBunny
Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Times preservation article
Replies: 13
Views: 838

LA Times preservation article

Well, it feels like better late than never... but hopefully this will bring attention to our past. As I read the article, I was struck by how many places have been lost since this was first discussed in 2001. The Ambassador, anyone? http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/cl-ca-survey29jul29,0,219...
by HappyBunny
Mon May 28, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Neutra's Serulnic House
Replies: 17
Views: 800

I know that graphic designers have to defend our work in this way. Its a sort of verbal/written justification for what we did, so that the people with no taste (ie corporate bigwigs, and other people with too much money and no taste) who pay for the work just STFU and dont try to ruin the design wit...
by HappyBunny
Wed May 09, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: FLW Hollyhock House declared National Historic Landmark
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Having just seen Taliesin West this week, I am excited to hear this! I was sad to hear there that something like 1 out of 3 of the buildings he designed are gone. Good to hear this one will live on. I heartily recommend all you Modernistas go check Taliesin West out, BTW. Its wonderful how you can g...

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