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by freddiefreelance
Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Ruth Brown @ the Bootlegger in Las Vegas...
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

She's the reason that Atlantic was a powerhouse in the '40s & '50s, when the label was nicknamed "The House that Ruth Built." She's still the Queen of R&B, and she'll have been gona a long time before she gives up that title.
by freddiefreelance
Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Carhop service
Replies: 14
Views: 6510

Southern California Sonic Drive-ins

There's a Sonic Burger in Anaheim, one in Shafter, and 8 in Bakersfield. I think Shafter is the next town over from Bakersfield.
by freddiefreelance
Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Suit appeal
Replies: 73
Views: 48874

When it comes to this stuff, I'm a total idiot... Tonight I dug out the two suits I have that fit me somewhat. I found a gray wool suit that was made locally. I got it at goodwill for 5.00 when I was in college. It has a matching vest, but I didn't put it on. I called the store that sold it, and th...
by freddiefreelance
Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:51 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: New upcoming Bon Jovi!
Replies: 13
Views: 2277

People like this who spam BBses & forums are called "Street Teamers." Street Teamers can be spotted by the fact they only make 1 or 2 posts, usually massively off topic, and don't give any specifics about the band, movie or TV series they're pushing. Deodoralife could've mentioned that there are 3 d...
by freddiefreelance
Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Permanent fun houses
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

by freddiefreelance
Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:41 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Permanent fun houses
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

by freddiefreelance
Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:00 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Stock Music
Replies: 4
Views: 1847

There was a post about a CD like what you're looking for, from the always busy Hanford Lemore on , called the .
by freddiefreelance
Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:40 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Transportation Futuristics
Replies: 1
Views: 2158

Transportation Futuristics

Still jonesing for that flying car? Looking for the personal helicopter of your dreams? Wish that BART had a 200 MPH pneumatic tube system? Here's the site for you:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/news_events ... uturistics
by freddiefreelance
Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: New book about NY World's Fair
Replies: 2
Views: 1501

There're a number of structures & objects left from the '64-'65 fair: The Unisphere, the NY State building, the NYC building (containing the Queens Museum of Art & the Panorama of New York City), the Amillary Sphere & Sundial, The Space Park & Hall of Science, the Arena (I think it's still there), t...
by freddiefreelance
Fri Jul 16, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: BEST OF LOTTA LIVING
Topic: Googie Coffee Shops
Replies: 30
Views: 23561

by freddiefreelance
Fri Jul 16, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Double-decking Hollywood Freeway VS. Monorails
Replies: 18
Views: 6416

I've been seeing more & more about Bus Rapid Transit (mentioned in several of the posts above, & in several of the letters in the post just above) as an alternative to expanding freeways, at-grade light rail, busways, etc. The problem that I see with BRT is also one of it's strengths: that BRT is am...
by freddiefreelance
Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:04 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Coming to Cali, please help!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 4974

And don't forget that Kitsch Masterpiece, !
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805 West Manchester Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301
310.645.4707
by freddiefreelance
Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:54 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Barris Grand Opening Sunday July 11
Replies: 2
Views: 843

by freddiefreelance
Fri Jul 09, 2004 1:52 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: TIKI program at BAHOOKA 7/10
Replies: 10
Views: 1606

I'm probably going to have my 1 year old Gran'daughter that night, so the answer's "no" unless I don't have her. Of course if I don't have her I'll be too depressed to go... :cry: I'll try, maybe I'll be there with my wife & dad. I've told my older daughter to go since she likes Tiki & Von Franco, b...
by freddiefreelance
Fri Jul 09, 2004 7:25 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Vintage or retro looking fabrics
Replies: 38
Views: 28921

MM, these're a bit of a drive for you, but they have lots of cool fabrics at low, low prices:

UFO (Upholstery Fabric Outlet)
1919 Hoover Avenue, National City
619-477-9341

UFO (Upholstery Fabric Outlet)
1120 N. Melrose, Vista
760-941-2345
by freddiefreelance
Fri Jul 09, 2004 6:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 359457

Satan's Sin, I must be a little slow, I've only just noticed that you're from the South Bay! :D We're always glad to find Modern fans down here in the bottom left corner, it's just that so many seem to be from West Side LA & the San Fernando Valley... There's alot of Mid-Cen Modern in the Midwest & ...
by freddiefreelance
Wed Jul 07, 2004 7:57 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Vintage Clothing Question
Replies: 8
Views: 4438

Did you ask the Dry Cleaner specifically to try to remove the offensive odor? Some Dry Cleaners'll specialize in cleaning & repairing vintage clothing. Thay may cost a little more than the guy on the corner, but they've probably handled the BO problem before. Have you checked Smart & Final or a jani...
by freddiefreelance
Wed Jul 07, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: TIKI program at BAHOOKA 7/10
Replies: 10
Views: 1606

I'd heard that they're not taking any more dinner reservations, that they're just about full-up in the dining rooms, but there still should be room to sit at the bars. This should show the Bahooka management that Tiki, Hot Rod & Mid Mod culture is good business. If there's not room at the bars, it'l...
by freddiefreelance
Tue Jul 06, 2004 2:51 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Giant objects
Replies: 79
Views: 37943

The giant clown neon in front of Circus Liquor in NoHo.

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by freddiefreelance
Wed Jun 30, 2004 10:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: La Jolla Russell Forrester home in danger
Replies: 0
Views: 744

La Jolla Russell Forrester home in danger

I found this on the [url=http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb]Tiki Central[url] website: "Greetings, I have been hired to evaluate the historical significance of a 1948 vintage Polynesian style Mid Century Modern house in La Jolla, California. The current owner wishes to demolish the structure. I ...
by freddiefreelance
Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Pringles Turns 40 Years Old...
Replies: 6
Views: 2214

Hmmm, they might be a little stale by now.
by freddiefreelance
Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Las Vegas monorail now opening March 1
Replies: 54
Views: 25277

We have a date! July 14th is the soft opening, July 15th is the Grand Opening for the public. I'm hoping to be in Vegas before the end of Summer to ride it & walk around some of the old Vegas before it's bulldozed...
by freddiefreelance
Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:50 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: favorite cocktail
Replies: 20
Views: 3448

Five Meters! Woo hoo! It's a damn good thing I'm better at this in real life, I used to ride a motorcycle when too drunk to see 5 meters...
by freddiefreelance
Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Hello (in the RIGHT place this time!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Mrs. Carnaby, have you checked out Tiki Central for your Tiki Fix? You might be able to hook up with some of the Euro Tikiphiles in France, the UK, Germany & Belgium. and I have yet to meet anyone over here who knows the French translation for Tiki, Bachelor Pad, Jet-Set and "South American Getwaway...
by freddiefreelance
Mon Jun 28, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: KLAC Fabulous 570 AM!
Replies: 19
Views: 6010

I miss the old KPCC before Larry Mantle talked the school into selling the station to PRI :roll: , especially after they began adding more good mid-century lounge to the Swing they'd been playing for years. I DJed there back in the mid-80s & loved all that stuff (except maybe Ray Conniff & Ray Antho...
by freddiefreelance
Mon Jun 28, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Las Vegas monorail now opening March 1
Replies: 54
Views: 25277

The opening date's now "Mid-Summer," with all the nebulousness that brings. From the Las Vegas Sun website : Monorail a no-go for busy summer holiday Strip transportation system won't be running by July 4 By Stephen Curran LAS VEGAS SUN During the busy Fourth of July weekend, visitors will have to s...
by freddiefreelance
Thu Jun 24, 2004 10:38 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Need Tiki tips
Replies: 8
Views: 2088

For Hors' Deouvres check out the Pu-Pu Platter thread on Tiki Central's Tiki Drinks & Food forum, or check for recipes on FoodTV.com (my favorite appetizer's probably Maui Short Ribs); For drinks check that same forum & look for Beachbum Berry's "Intoxica!" & "Grog Log" books (make mine Mai-Tai!); F...
by freddiefreelance
Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: UGLIEST building
Replies: 41
Views: 9404

by freddiefreelance
Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Clearman's Northwoods Inn of Covina
Replies: 11
Views: 2267


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