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by Nathan
Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Question- What draws us to modern?
Replies: 32
Views: 5903

We were four digits til the early 50s (except for 5, 8, 9 and 2 prefix), then got the WOodland exchange +4, which became the WO+5 around 1955, which lasted til about 61. It would always annoy my parents that I would pick up the phone, (rotary) dial the operator and ask for, say, WOodland 6-3457...es...
by Nathan
Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Question- What draws us to modern?
Replies: 32
Views: 5903

A reply to UdoMin -- http://www.mauricesbbq.com/history.htm ... ...that Maurice is one bad-ass cat. Check out this -- http://www.mauricesbbq.com/politics/index.html But that's a little off-topic. This thread is about the stuff that turned us on to Modernism. Like Mr. Nichols, there was a book . For ...
by Nathan
Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Pontiac Neon
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

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RIP old friend.
by Nathan
Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Los Angeles, CA Spook show at Velaslavasay Panorama
Replies: 7
Views: 930

My hair is still standing on end! My sides still hurt with laughter! Caskets! Monsters! Haunted illusions! Gory plays straight outta Grand Guignol! See where it all went down...tonite!

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=7679
by Nathan
Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Question- What draws us to modern?
Replies: 32
Views: 5903

Ernest W. Hahn's 1967 brutalist n' swag-lamped La Cumbre Plaza shopping mall (on upper State in SB), where mommy took me to get Keds and my first suit and so on. That something like that could exist in mediterranean Santa Barbara floored me...of course, they've since mediterraneanized the place into...
by Nathan
Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: today's Zippy...
Replies: 39
Views: 7038

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by Nathan
Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: FS eBay Glendale Big Boy
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

FS eBay Glendale Big Boy

I'm tempted, but then, I still haven't paid my 05 taxes...

http://cgi.ebay.com/BIG-BOY-7ft-Statue- ... dZViewItem

My problem is that there's a difference in the eyebrows...he used to look more evil.
by Nathan
Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:04 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Bumper stickers of the '70s
Replies: 9
Views: 2852

And, might I add, if the van is in fact rocking, please, if you will, do not come a-knocking. Thank you.
by Nathan
Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Bumper stickers of the '70s
Replies: 9
Views: 2852

Oh for the love of...I was at a party a while ago and brought up those "Hi" signs and noone had any idea what I was talking about...there was even a feature in the Santa Barbara News-Press about them ca. 1979, with a picture of a guy in a car holding up the "I Love You" sign...th...
by Nathan
Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Tower of Wooden Pallets (1951)
Replies: 16
Views: 4672

by Nathan
Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Album covers
Replies: 98
Views: 70244

by Nathan
Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tasteful Halloween &/or Fall decorating?
Replies: 24
Views: 3306

About ten years ago I did a series of Abstract Expressionist pumpkins. Gottlieb, Rothko, Kline, Still and Reinhardt. Gottlieb and Rothko were easy, of course. Kline and Still had to have their facades held together with toothpicks--Still's was my favorite. Reinhardt was uncarved, natch. Nobody had a...
by Nathan
Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Frolic Room Architect?
Replies: 5
Views: 1961

Ah, but taking surreptitious photos is the hallmark of spy work! Of course, that Evanescence "Call Me When You're Sober" video is on rotatious maximus on MTV/VH1, and that was filmed in the Pantages lobby. Here's the Piedmont/Frolic room space, available for rent... http://static.flickr.co...
by Nathan
Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Frolic Room Architect?
Replies: 5
Views: 1961

Piedmont Fountain Cafe still listed at that address in the 1940 phone book...which I think nixes the "here since the 30s" idea. Time to hit the city directories... http://1947project.blogspot.com/2005/10/lovely-spot-for-beating.html http://1947project.blogspot.com/2005/10/night-out-with-ki...
by Nathan
Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: San Diego Scottish Rite
Replies: 6
Views: 1371

What a cool building. 1965, according to the website.

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Seems the arches and tower belong to the church behind it...
by Nathan
Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Are the KFC signs worthy of Roadside Architecture status?
Replies: 15
Views: 4238

Nix, that is the funniest durn post that ever was! Likes bears, huh. I'm sure that's something innocuous about goin' to Yellowstone. I'd ask my buddies down at Cuffs, but it's been gentrified into a brewhouse. I've changed my mind about the KFC house. I want a house (and wife) what'll do something l...
by Nathan
Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Are the KFC signs worthy of Roadside Architecture status?
Replies: 15
Views: 4238

Holy seven herbs and spices! That is the greatest thing I've ever seen. I watched it about ten times and now I'll be singing "if you're on the run...and you're feeling kinda shook" all day. I'm going to immediately grow sideburns and get me a wife who'll go out and buy a hose for some reas...
by Nathan
Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Feliz LA CA 1964
Replies: 5
Views: 3107

We're all dressed like Capitalist Guy from Monopoly and sitting on cash-filled laundry bags that we've sharpied dollar signs onto...well, no. If there's an economic downturn, there's gonna be a lot of banks that own an awful lot of houses. I think people make more here, though I'm not sure, because ...
by Nathan
Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Feliz LA CA 1964
Replies: 5
Views: 3107

Los Feliz LA CA 1964

http://itech.rapmls.com/scripts/mgrqisp ... DooscBc%3D

Has some nice features...it better, for 670@sf.
by Nathan
Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:02 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Are the KFC signs worthy of Roadside Architecture status?
Replies: 15
Views: 4238

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=949 There's also one in West LA you can see from the 10east... I think somebody needs to write a group landmark nomination! That bucket over by Jumbo's is one of my favorite objet d'art in LA...I wonder if Bill Griffith has done a Zippy cartoon about the...
by Nathan
Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Album covers
Replies: 98
Views: 70244

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I mean, I want to stop posting here, but I can't.

Especially in that, as a member of the diminutive class myself, I'm envious as to where Mr. Mason buys his sharkskin suits.
by Nathan
Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Monorails...
Replies: 75
Views: 31785

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by Nathan
Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Album covers
Replies: 98
Views: 70244

Ok, maybe a coupla more, only because I was so thrilled by roadside's space-theme... http://static.flickr.com/83/255225280_2dbc79e56c_o.jpg I'm not sure of the physics involved, but isn't there no sound in space? Are they in über-wonderment, or recoiling in terror? http://static.flickr.com/82/25522...
by Nathan
Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Hollywood, CA FOR SALE Pierre Koenig Case Study House #21
Replies: 14
Views: 5665

It's who I am, baby. It's what I do.
by Nathan
Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: today's Zippy...
Replies: 39
Views: 7038

I also thought this was pretty funny, which I lifted off of homestarrunner...

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by Nathan
Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: today's Zippy...
Replies: 39
Views: 7038

More, more you say? You even said it twice! Well, ask and ye shall receive, as the man said (Matt 7&7, but for my money it's James 4-2, anyway,) here ya go -- http://static.flickr.com/87/255019341_0d86491b88_o.gif http://static.flickr.com/108/255019343_80f7526c6d_o.gif http://static.flickr.com/8...
by Nathan
Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Hollywood, CA FOR SALE Pierre Koenig Case Study House #21
Replies: 14
Views: 5665

by Nathan
Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1964 Rick's Drive-In in Pasadena threatened
Replies: 3
Views: 625

I wish I could say it often enough: like grey is the new black, and Thursday is the new Friday, retarded is the new smart. And by "retarded" I do not mean developmentally disabled; I mean it with every low and ugly connotation the word can afford. It's bad enough that Mayor Villaretardo in...
by Nathan
Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Can't open our door!
Replies: 17
Views: 2576

My initial impression -- the doors should be taken off and the hinges should be cleaned and oiled and lubricated. But don't replace the hinges, as they're original. I'm guessing big ol' honkin' cast bronze Japanese style. Do the knobs actually turn? In which case you have a mechanism that runs throu...
by Nathan
Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: October MODCOM meeting >> ideas?
Replies: 24
Views: 4521

You here it may be closing?! Why didn't you call me immediately? That means they're going to rip out all the groovy mortuary accoutrements...just as they'll do to the Pierce Bros. Seems there's a non-competition clause in the neighborhood and whoever buys Pierce can't reopen it as a mortuary. Which ...

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