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by Adriene
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 10437

Do we know who designed the sculptures for Santa Monica, Encino and Whittier (Renzo Fenzi?)?
by Adriene
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Lamplighter in Van Nuys!
Replies: 15
Views: 1233

Come meet us at the Lamplighter/Corky's tomorrow night for the Van Nuys Cruise! http://www.vannuyscruisingassociation.com/ http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jan/13/local/la-me-cruising13-2010jan13 Cruise night returns to Van Nuys Boulevard After a 28-year break, car lovers meet once a month on Wednes...
by Adriene
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 31130

Hi Deanna, great yearbook pic of the Eagle Rock Bob's! The "Steaks Shakes Pancakes" signs are original, they're from the Wilshire Bob's (R.I.P.). Thank you for buying one of our books! :D
by Adriene
Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 31130

An update so everyone can see how great the new Bob's Big Boy Broiler is doing! Check out out Facebook page to see pix from the latest events and car shows, then come visit us in person! Thanks for posting all these terrific albums, Lindsey!

http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=205479180906
by Adriene
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Lamplighter in Van Nuys!
Replies: 15
Views: 1233

Stopped in at The Lamplighter again -- wow, it's really coming along! Talked to the owner and interior designer who were extremely nice to talk to. It's been such a long time since I've seen the restaurant without the awning I'd almost forgotten how cool the architecture is (especially all lit up at...
by Adriene
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: THE DONUT HOLE
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Hello Chris, how nice to hear from you! Thank you for sharing this info with us, it helps answer some important questions. When did your Dad pass? I hope he was able to witness the resurgence and renewed appreciation for mid-century architecture and see how much it has inspired a new generation.
by Adriene
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Downey, Sweetheart Cruise at Broiler > Feb 14
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Join us at the new Bob's Big Boy Broiler for an afternoon of fun! (and thanks for posting the flyer for me, Chris).
by Adriene
Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: L.A. Landmarks lost in the '00's (CurbedLA)...
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Chris...our Steak Corral & the Steak Corral Boy, R.I.P. (converted into a super stylish Norms, complete with Norm's trademark neon sign Covina Theatre Fiesta Roller Rink The Parasol - Los Alamitos/Seal Beach (fought the good fight, became a Mel's which closed in Oct. 2009) Premiere Lanes (closed...
by Adriene
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Fairfax Theater
Replies: 14
Views: 933

Wow..that was such a great thing to see. Thanks, Gnomus.
by Adriene
Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Fairfax Theater
Replies: 14
Views: 933

Did they paint over the ghost sign announcing that the Talkies had arrived?
by Adriene
Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: L.A. Landmarks lost in the '00's (CurbedLA)...
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

And to be accurate, the facade of Algemac's (such as it is) was incorporated into the new development... They did keep their promise to build a "new" Galley & Clearman's boat... Our friends at the Museum of Neon Art/MONA rescued: -Clayton Plumbers sign -a Union 76 ball -the Ship's sign...
by Adriene
Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Goody's San Gabriel to close Jan. 26th!
Replies: 2
Views: 322

As we were all discussing yesterday, I think this is worth a try!
by Adriene
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: L.A. Landmarks lost in the '00's (CurbedLA)...
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

And Lincoln Place is coming back, too! We are trying our best!!
by Adriene
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: L.A. Landmarks lost in the '00's (CurbedLA)...
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Aww, not Johnie's Broiler. The Broiler is back!
by Adriene
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ralphs in Sherman Oaks
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Damn, I love that Ralphs, the architecture reminds me of 1970s Hawaii. And the rendering...ugh!
by Adriene
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Goody's San Gabriel to close Jan. 26th!
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Goody's San Gabriel to close Jan. 26th!

After 53 years, Goody's is closing its doors after 53 years. Their last day will be Jan. 26th, 2010, then the restaurant will be moving to 11357 E. Valley Bl., El Monte. This is a great little modern/ranch style coffee shop...but the Googie sign is one-of-a-kind and must be saved! Perhaps we can con...
by Adriene
Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 31130

Since I can't drive or be up and about, I would like to ride over to the Broiler on Halloween night in the Ghostbusters ambulance!! That would be too cool, to just lie there under the car canopy with a drive-in tray clipped to the side sipping a Silver Goblet milkshake!!!! The last time I talked to...
by Adriene
Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 31130

Thanks, Chris, need lots of positive thoughts and prayers so I can heal and get back over to Harvey's/Johnie's/Bob's! If you blink your eyes and glance back at these pix, you can't help but smile...it's just business as usual!
by Adriene
Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 31130

I'M STILL AT HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL RECOVERING FROM MY SURGERY, AND FEELING SAD I CAN'T BE THERE FOR THE CRUISE TONITE OR OPENING CELEBRATIONS. AWW, AFTER ALL THIS :( JOHN BROUGHT THE LAPTOP TO THE HOSPITAL SO I COULD CHECK IN -- SUPER NICE PIC, GEORGE!
by Adriene
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 31130

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Just got off the phone with The Blasters...

THEY'LL BE PLAYING FROM 4:30pm 'TIL SUNSET!!

AND BRINGING SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS!!

Please help spread the word -- thanks for all the support, everyone. See you there!
by Adriene
Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 31130

Channel 2 and 9 are covering today's broadcasts from the new Bob's Big Boy Broiler -- if you get this you might catch it on the 6 o'clock news!

Or you can view it online at:

http://cbs2.com/local/Bobs.Big.Boy.2.1187629.html

by Adriene
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 31130

Hi everyone! The Friends of Johnie's and Coalition to Rebuild the Broiler welcome all of you to cruise over to Downey to see how the construction of the new Bob's Big Boy Broiler is coming along! Whether or not the restaurant is open for business, it will be an opportunity to get together and celebr...
by Adriene
Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 31130

NOTE TO ALL: DUE TO UNAVOIDABLE CONSTRUCTION DELAYS, THE SEPT 19TH CHARITY FUNDRAISER HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

THE NEW DATE FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE NOV 7TH. FOR DETAILS, SEE:

http://www.thelastrockandrollshow.com/shopping.html

PLEASE STAND BY . . . ANOTHER PRE-OPENING EVENT IS IN THE WORKS.
by Adriene
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Echo Park, "Razed in LA" Exhibit, Opening April 17
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Echo Park, "Razed in LA" Exhibit, Opening April 17

Opening Reception at the Hope Gallery (Echo Park) on Friday, April 17. The solo exhibition features recreations of iconic LA area buildings that have been torn down through the wrecking ball of progress. Entitled “Razed in LA,â€￾ artist Joe Girandola's new work includes the Ambassador Hotel, Wilsh...
by Adriene
Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LA, "My Historic LA", April 4
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Thanks to everyone who made it out to yesterday's event! Remember to let the SurveyLA team know about a hidden piece of history that may be important to your community's history. This can be -an unusual home (from an old adobe to a modern architectural design) -a block of unique homes -an older bui...
by Adriene
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: San Gabriel Valley >>> TOUR
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Having speakers always makes it more fun for everyone! And even if we have a small bus, those who want to travel by car can follow. Chris, will call you to work out the route.
by Adriene
Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: San Gabriel Valley >>> TOUR
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Gem and Chris G. have a good point... If we keep to our original idea of a self-driving tour, people can spend more time at the places they like best instead of rushing from place to place. We must all meet at The Bahooka for cocktails! Pomona Valley is BIG and deserves its own separate tour.
by Adriene
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: HORROR: WALGREEN TO MURDER CHRIS N PITTS
Replies: 6
Views: 1742

...and here's how the neon signage looked when it was still attached to the building:

http://www.americassuburb.com/chris_and ... saved.html
by Adriene
Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 31130

Chris, the signage was detached from the superstructure in order to get the sign restoration work underway. While that's being accomplished, the old downdraft system is being excavated. A new ventilation system and utility lines will be installed next. According to the structural engineer, the stone...
by Adriene
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Damage to Casa Escobar? (Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica)
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Marcello and I were just discussing this. According to the owner, a truck damaged the boomerang arch. Hopefully it will be repaired and replaced soon!

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