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by SpudGirl
Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: World's Oldest Jack in the Box?
Replies: 33
Views: 9781

by SpudGirl
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Any tips on how to clean up this retro chair?
Replies: 7
Views: 2421

I have the same chair (but in Aqua) and it had that white powdery stuff on it, but I assumed it was from being in a garage (I bought it at an estate sale). The material is rather absorbent - a friend of mine left a few potato chips in it and the grease soaked in and made a stain. And it's not very c...
by SpudGirl
Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Vegas Detective Show
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

by SpudGirl
Sat Jul 14, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Vegas Detective Show
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Are you talking about Crime Story with Dennis Farina? My Mom and Dad used to watch that all of the time - Andrew Dice Clay came on later in the series.
by SpudGirl
Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Pasadena Civic Auditorium makeover
Replies: 4
Views: 1594

by SpudGirl
Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: The Froozles
Replies: 1
Views: 1371

The Froozles

by SpudGirl
Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: WORST period movie ever
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

by SpudGirl
Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Pink Flamingos
Replies: 11
Views: 2985

I just ordered a pair through Archie McPhee. Hopefully they're not sold out! :-)
by SpudGirl
Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Mid-20th Century Shopping Malls
Replies: 29
Views: 8224

The Center City Mall/Carousel Mall in San Bernardino is on the chopping block to make way for a "live/work/entertainment" community. It has some really great details still, and has that "late 60's/early 70's" vibe to it. I think the only thing that wont be torn down will be the o...
by SpudGirl
Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Mid-20th Century Shopping Malls
Replies: 29
Views: 8224

The Mervyn's addition to the Huntington Center came in the 80's, and it created another leg of the mall, so the layout was more of a backwards L. The Westminster Mall started with a Sears, Robinsons, May Co., and Buffums. The Buffums went out of business in the 80's and sat empty for a long time. Wh...
by SpudGirl
Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Wall of Voodoo, Hollywood Legion Lanes
Replies: 3
Views: 2342

I was watching "Eating Raoul" last night and I noticed that when Paul Bland is laying on top of the van while it drives around, you can see the neon sign of the Hollywood Legion Lanes as they drive past.
by SpudGirl
Mon May 08, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: MidShipCentury.com
Replies: 6
Views: 3247

This web site has helped me out in the past - I bought a Kay Korbing chair at a thrift store and had NO idea who it was. Thanks to this web page, I found out I had one of the "cafeteria chairs" (but mine is in WAY better condition :wink: )
by SpudGirl
Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Santa Monica Marion Davies Estate/415 PCH
Replies: 8
Views: 4544

It was also the Beach Club where Brandon Walsh worked on Beverly Hills, 90210 :)
by SpudGirl
Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: SoCal Restaurant Historical Society - March 18
Replies: 7
Views: 2378

My matchbooks and I are SO there :-)
by SpudGirl
Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: SoCal Restaurant Historical Society - March 18
Replies: 7
Views: 2378

Do we need to RSVP or anything? And what kind of things will we be showing and telling? :-)
by SpudGirl
Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs, CA - After 50 year's guess who's coming back
Replies: 26
Views: 8027

I read this article in the Press Enterprise today. There's some pretty good pics on the web page http://www.pe.com/lifestyles/stories/PE_Fea_Daily_D_wexler16.1a534e1f.html Desert homeowners cherish their Wexlers 09:24 AM PST on Thursday, February 16, 2006 By CARLA WHEELER / The Press-Enterprise WEXL...
by SpudGirl
Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Wigwam motel on Route 66 in San Bernardino
Replies: 11
Views: 4475

And if you need somewhere to eat while you're there - go across the street from the WWM and check out Tacos Unicos - best sopes in all of Southern California!
by SpudGirl
Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Chicken Kitchen in Stockton
Replies: 16
Views: 7248

their site has some pretty cool pics :-)

http://www.pollardville.com/
by SpudGirl
Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: WTD: Modern Christmas anyone ?
Replies: 23
Views: 9703

I purchased my color wheel from Harriet Carter (http://www.harrietcarter.com). It looks pretty original and it's only $22.50. I also noticed that they're selling a "1950's" Aluminum Christmas tree in the SkyMall catalog that you look through while sitting on a plane. They're also selling color wheel...
by SpudGirl
Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Mission Drive-in "Movies and Cars Under the Stars"
Replies: 15
Views: 5588

by SpudGirl
Sat Aug 13, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Goodbye Van Buren Drive-In, Riverside
Replies: 1
Views: 1207

Goodbye Van Buren Drive-In, Riverside

While writing and researching an article about rise in population in the IE, I found out that the Van Buren Drive In is closing and it's slating to become either more Fisher Price tract housing or a Costco. The Press Enterprise ran an article about the big fight on what to do with the property, with...
by SpudGirl
Sun Aug 07, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: 50's motel signs
Replies: 30
Views: 10060

On a positive note, the Wig-Wam Motel in Rialto has been COMPLETELY redone and TOTALLY cleaned up. Less crackheads! More kitsch!

http://wigwammotel.com/

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by SpudGirl
Sun Aug 07, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: IKEA Bed Question
Replies: 17
Views: 7690

Well, a funny thing happened.... I've been looking and looking online for the "perfect" platform bed, and I found the exact style and look that I was looking for.... .....at Wal-Mart. I know it's not any better than IKEA, but it seems to be sturdy and I think it's damn good looking. Of course it's b...
by SpudGirl
Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:54 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: IKEA Bed Question
Replies: 17
Views: 7690

IKEA Bed Question

This is so embarrassing, but I need to find out. Has anyone purchased a bed frame and or matress from IKEA? I don't have a ton of money to spend on a bed, and I want something somewhat stylish, but they look so flimsy and fragile. Any info would be appriciated :oops:

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by SpudGirl
Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:03 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: The '70s Dimension
Replies: 6
Views: 2945

by SpudGirl
Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: "Where's My Space Age!" by Sean Topham
Replies: 1
Views: 1424

by SpudGirl
Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: The '70s Dimension
Replies: 6
Views: 2945

I got The 70's Dimension the other day, and after watching it - I had mixed feelings. The commercials are great, and the QUALITY is super great. But my problem is with the quanity - it didn't seem like there were a whole lot of commercials. I've gotten other retro commercial DVD's that have 3 times ...
by SpudGirl
Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:50 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Dinah's Original Pancake & Chicken House Googie Interior
Replies: 9
Views: 3214

Honestly, the food isn't that great. The dinners aren't bad, but the breakfast is horrible and the price is high for what it is.

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