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by Paliau
Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Prince/Windsor Restaurant
Replies: 3
Views: 745

The Prince/Windsor Restaurant

Of great concern to me right now is the future of the Windsor Apartments and the Prince (formerly Windsor) restaurant. The apartment and restaurant is located in Koreatown (Wilshire Center) and because of language barriers, it's hard to divine what exactly is happening, but all employees seem to say...
by Paliau
Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: What is the Best Modern Bar in LA (after Encounter)?
Replies: 21
Views: 6935

Mid-century bar

I'd say the Blue Room is a candidate - (1947) - 916 S. San Fernando Road Burbank, CA 91521 323-849-2779 Given the very unique double curved bar (although I don't know when it was built) TC's Cocktail Lounge, 694 W 9th St, San Pedro, CA 90731 (310) 514-1691 - this is a very wonderful hidden gem - gre...
by Paliau
Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Happy Hour for the 1947project & Los Angeles Time Machi
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Happy Hour for the 1947project & Los Angeles Time Machi

Two websites on Modernist related topics - the 1947project which chronicles real LA noir crimes in the year 1947 and the Los Angeles Time Machines site that chronicles LA bars and restaurants of the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s are having a happy hour at the lounge of Clearman's Steak 'N Stein Inn, 9545 E...
by Paliau
Wed May 11, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: LeRoy's Diner in Monrovia CA.
Replies: 11
Views: 3989

diners

There is a "true" diner in storage at the trolley museum in Perris, California. I'm not sure if they ever did anything with it. Can anyone tell me why diners have survived in such great numbers on the East Coast and have disappeared in Southern California? Is it that there never were a great number ...
by Paliau
Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Who will be James Bond
Replies: 51
Views: 14274

James Bond

Is it too late to bring back Patrick McGoohan? He'll always be the greatest in my opinion! He should have been James Bond from the start.

More realistically I'll vote Clive Owen.
by Paliau
Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: The Modernist Mindset
Replies: 12
Views: 2727

Science and Modernims

I agree completely with SDR's analysis of the evolution of the human mindset. We were in a state of complete innocence from the evolution of the first hominid until the age of Newton. It was during the modernist period that there was a true explosion, however, as to how science related to our own li...
by Paliau
Sat Apr 09, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: The Modernist Mindset
Replies: 12
Views: 2727

How to Win Friends and Influence People

You're right, it's "How to Win Friends and Influence People". I'm getting senile. And you're right of course there is much more to the mid-century mindset. I can look at my parents who grew up and had their most productive years in the 50s and 60s and they truly believed that the solution to most of...
by Paliau
Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: The Modernist Mindset
Replies: 12
Views: 2727

The Modernist Mindset

Not much is said about the mindset behind modernism. To state the obvious, there seemed to be a prevailing optimism of the period that America seemed to lose with the Kennedy assassination and the Vietnam war (albeit slowly). One book that seems to tipify the modernist mindset is Dale Carnegie's "Ho...
by Paliau
Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:17 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: 50's motel signs
Replies: 30
Views: 10325

by Paliau
Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Paolo Solari
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Paolo Solari

Does anyone know what's going on with Paolo Solari's plans for Arcosanti? Strangely enough, back in the early seventies my parents filmed a documentary on this great architect. I remember seeing his plans of cities in massive structures and cities orbiting the earth. I've never been back to see if A...
by Paliau
Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Forming a Vegas Modernism discussion group APRIL 22
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Update on Las Vegas Modernism meeting

Two changes regarding the Las Vegas Modernism meeting listed below. First we are changing the meeting date to April 22 (Friday) in hopes that a leading expert in the Modern style (who goes by the aka "Futura Girl") may be able to attend - a very exciting development! Second, we are changing the name...
by Paliau
Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:03 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Frolic Room Architect?
Replies: 5
Views: 1963

Frolic Room

The only thing I've been told is that the Frolic Room was originally part of the Pantages - it was the lounge for the theater and only later became a separate commercial entity. The Pantages theater was originally supposed to have a Robert Morton organ but at the last minute it was not installed. It...
by Paliau
Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Forming a Vegas Modernism discussion group APRIL 22
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Forming a Vegas Modernism discussion group APRIL 22

Tired of just talking about sports and TV? For all you swanky people who actually live in the Las Vegas/Henderson area (or are visiting) and are into Modernism, this is a chance to meet people of a like mind and have some intelligent conversation. We are forming a discussion group on Modernism and T...
by Paliau
Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:38 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Anyone listend to Herbie Mann?
Replies: 3
Views: 1349

Herbie Mann at the Village Gate

My father, a jazz fanatic, used to take me to the Village Gate back in the sixties. Strangely, although I was way underage, I was always let in. I remember it to be very intimate and full of smoke. Unlike modern rock concerts, you would hear the greatest musicians in the world for a modest price, li...
by Paliau
Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: The Prince Reopens!
Replies: 1
Views: 1068

The Prince Reopens!

I was rather sad last month when it appeared "The Prince", a restaurant and bar in Koreatown had closed. For at least a month it was locked up with no explanation. It has now reopened and all employees are being rather cryptic about the closing (those few that speak English). I was there last week. ...
by Paliau
Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:59 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Things to Do in Las Vegas
Replies: 24
Views: 8122

Things to Do in Las Vegas

Has anyone discovered anything of value to do in Las Vegas of interest to those of the modern persuasion. I live out here and I can't find a whole lot of interest. One would think that in the town that invented the "lounge" (Esquivel's big gig was the Stardust) there would be more in the way of loun...
by Paliau
Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: li'l fun with Latin
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

As a lawyer, I have to occasionally contend with Latin. My favorite phrase is a very simple one - "vel non" which means "or not". It's obviously something that has survived in legalese solely for the purpose of trying to impress people. Latin is used in law in general just to scare people away from ...
by Paliau
Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Stock Music
Replies: 4
Views: 2410

50's commercial music

by Paliau
Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Looking for cool jazz
Replies: 8
Views: 2131

Cool Jazz

If you like Henry Mancini's Pink Panther Theme, it doesn't sound like your looking for "Cool Jazz". Cool jazz is more like Bud Shank, Art Pepper, Chet Baker, late 50's Miles Davis. Henry Mancini is more lounge, although the Pink Panther Theme reminds me alot of Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man". Try...
by Paliau
Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: L.A. Time Machines site
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

latimemachines.com

Thanks for the plug! I'm glad you liked the site. It has a lot of pictures so it takes a while to download. Still a work in progress - but if anyone can think of swanky places in the atomic age style that I've left out, as far as bars, restaurants and buildings, please let me know. So far I've cover...
by Paliau
Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Secret or hidden places
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Secret or hidden places

Does anyone care to disclose their secret, hidden or undiscovered bars, restaurants, hotels or buildings in the LA or Vegas area? Of course in LA a "secret" place may be known only to 10,000 people or so (but still be considered relatively unknown!). Whether it be googie, tiki or just quirky or stra...
by Paliau
Sat Dec 18, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Live Ultra Lounge Music
Replies: 14
Views: 2972

Live Ultra Lounge Music

I really love the Capitol Record's ultra lounge series and lounge music in general - Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman, Esquivel, etc. Does anyone know any clubs or bars that play this music, live or recorded, in LA, San Diego, or Las Vegas? I have yet to find any place with that vibe. Even the Venus Tiki ...
by Paliau
Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: New website swanky pre-70's LA bars and restaurants
Replies: 4
Views: 2375

New website swanky pre-70's LA bars and restaurants

I'm new to this group. I hope you will check out my website, a work in progress with a focus on pre-70's still existing LA bars and restaurants which have not had a major remodel of the interior. Includes some Tiki places, Art Deco and Googie sites. Also has a page on Las Vegas. Let me know if you l...
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