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by Mark London
Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Sonny & Cher house in Encino
Replies: 1
Views: 1600

And the only signpost linking this home to Sonny and Cher is the monogram on the railing.

Replace "the only signpost " with "the only actual cool thing left"
by Mark London
Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Plays Itself - Film Clip
Replies: 1
Views: 719

LA Plays Itself - Film Clip

Nice film, saw it at the Egyptian screening. If you really wanna see L.A. play itself (with it's original owner Ralph Story) do yourself a favor and check out the "Ralph Story's Los Angeles" videos at the UCLA media center. It's a historic crime the series hasn't been released on DVD ever.
by Mark London
Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Carthay Circle theater statue in Los Angeles
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

Carthay Circle theater statue in Los Angeles

Thanks Chris! Sure would be nice if they restored his original place and setting. If anyone grew up there like I did, I started a facebook group called "Carthay Circle History" http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=43899821841 Come on in, chat and share some pics! There are other amazing L...
by Mark London
Fri May 16, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Celebrities, Celebrated, Famous, 'known' people into MCM
Replies: 23
Views: 2463

I remember a great Christmas party there...not to mention the skinny dipping (I told you not to mention the skinny dipping!)
by Mark London
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Barnaby's Studio City: Tuscan invasion
Replies: 0
Views: 298

Barnaby's Studio City: Tuscan invasion

Sadly, I just saw yesterday that Barnaby's Burgers in Studio City has been remodeled into...surprise...a tuscan box complete with bad "shabby gothic" accents (big old black iron clock face mounted on the side of the building) The "brownizing" continues and I now guesstimate that ...
by Mark London
Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Weekly: What we lost in 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1622

Heck of a list Chris. I guess we can also add Studio City Camera, which now resembles an Urban Outfitters for zen porn stars...loads of "tuscan" paint, buddha statues and overpriced "rock star" clothes (skull's & computer distressed old english lettering a plenty!) Barone's P...
by Mark London
Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Papoos Hot Dog Show- Urgent-
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Papoos Hot Dog Show- Urgent-

Does anyone have a shot of the original signage for The Hot Dog show on Riverside Drive? I just spoke to the new owner who seemed open to keeping and restoring the original sign, but here's the twist...they only have the crane/lift for 2 more days. If anyone has a historical shot of the sign please ...
by Mark London
Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: STUDIO CITY CAMERA
Replies: 3
Views: 2038

STUDIO CITY CAMERA

There goes the old neighborhood... hope someone gets that iconic sign!... http://losangeles.craigslist.org/gms/133951490.html Studio City Camera Exchange is going out of business. Everything must go including shelves, racks, display cases, counters. We're trying to make some money so please feel fre...
by Mark London
Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: California's Gold= George Barris?
Replies: 11
Views: 4106

He's done a million interviews on a million shows,
but I think the showroom here in Toluca Lake
should absolutley get the Cal's Gold treatment,
much like Oceanic Arts got.

~ ML ~
by Mark London
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: California's Gold= George Barris?
Replies: 11
Views: 4106

California's Gold= George Barris?

Has Huell Howser ever done a show on Barris? Did a quick search on the California's Gold website and turned up...nada. Anyone here know something about this that I don't? Seems to me, that little showroom/garage down the block from me is to pop-culture cars what Wonka's place is to chocolate...only ...
by Mark London
Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: One Wish, One Building
Replies: 10
Views: 2358

If you could bring back one destroyed building in the town/city you call home, which building would it be and why? Without a thought- the Carthay Circle Theatre with all that surrounded it, including our old neighbor's Mr. & Mrs. Greene's mini market/deli with sawdust on the floor! ~ ML ~[/img]
by Mark London
Sat Jan 17, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Brown Paint Buckets
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Brown Paint Buckets

I may have missed a forum here, but is there any particular reason that almost every amazing structure in Los Angleles I grew up with including Park LaBrea, & Sav-On have been painted a different revolting shade of diarrhea brown? Thank God they tore down the Carthay Circle before Starbucks mentalit...
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