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by nichols
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: L.A. Modcom Meeting locations
Replies: 107
Views: 18401

March, 2012 Wacko/Soap Plant/La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood http://soapplant.com/images/pages_and_downloads/soap_plant_wacko_175.jpg http://soapplant.com/ Owner Billy Shire tells ModCom about his store and about his family of artists http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7256/7003550391_47c4994513_z.jpg
by nichols
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: L.A. Modcom Meeting locations
Replies: 107
Views: 18401

February, 2012

Saban Theater, Beverly Hills
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by nichols
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LA Conservancy ModCom tour of Millard Sheets > Mar. 18
Replies: 4
Views: 536

LA Conservancy ModCom tour of Millard Sheets > Mar. 18

http://www.modcom.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/millard_sheets_logo_web_banner.jpg Millard Sheets: A Legacy of Art and Architecture Sunday, March 18, 2012 http://www.modcom.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Mural_Pomona_Mall_Annie_Laskey.jpg As part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980, the ...
by nichols
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Where was the first Denny's?
Replies: 5
Views: 768

The Bellanca Avenue store opened in 1959.
Here's a rendering from Armet & Davis.

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by nichols
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Where was the first Denny's?
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Store #1 was called Danny's Donuts and it opened in 1953 and is supposed to be in the city of Lakewood. The store ON Lakewood in Downey was built in 1958. Their second store was in Garden Grove and by 1956 they opened an office there. By 1959 the #2 store (Garden Grove) was the earliest one listed b...
by nichols
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Leonard Knight leaves Salvation Mountain
Replies: 0
Views: 529

Leonard Knight leaves Salvation Mountain

Los Angeles Times Salvation Mountain is missing its guiding spirit Leonard Knight, who spent most of three decades painting the adobe-clad monument in the desert, is now 80 and in a convalescent home. The challenge of rescuing the landmark has fallen to his friends and supporters. By Tony Perry, Los...
by nichols
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Fern Dell In Griffith Park
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Fern Dell In Griffith Park

LOS ANGELES TIMES Restoring a sanctuary in Griffith Park The once-exotic Fern Dell has deteriorated into a tangled, neglected patch of L.A.'s large urban park. Now a nonprofit group has pledged to restore its past glory. http://www.friendsofgriffithpark.org/includes/content/articles/fernDellImages/f...
by nichols
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: wind damage
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Wow, look! Gerlach's removed their sign entirely and found this underneath. Thanks, wind!

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by nichols
Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Mariner's Medical Arts by Richard Neutra
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Mariner's Medical Arts by Richard Neutra

Los Angeles Times Newport Beach blocks interior remodel of Richard Neutra building A real estate investor is ordered to stop gutting the inside of a Richard Neutra-designed office building in Newport Beach. The owner didn't have permits for the work. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0212-neut...
by nichols
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Hermosa Beach City Hall
Replies: 1
Views: 609

(Died in 1994)

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Savo M. Stoshitch; Architect of Restaurants, Public Buildings
January 13, 1994

http://articles.latimes.com/1994-01-13/ ... -buildings
by nichols
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Hermosa Beach City Hall
Replies: 1
Views: 609

Hermosa Beach City Hall

Hermosa Beach City Hall http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics44/00071883.jpg 1315 Valley Dr, Hermosa Beach 90254 Architect: Savo Stoshitch (LAT 1/10/65) "...Dedication ceremonies attracted many pioneer residents of Hermosa Beach". Photo dated: Jan. 24, 1965." Photo: Los Angeles Public Library
by nichols
Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ricardo Legorreta dies at 80; Mexican modernist architect
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Ricardo Legorreta dies at 80; Mexican modernist architect

LOS ANGELES TIMES Ricardo Legorreta dies at 80; Mexican modernist architect Ricardo Legorreta incorporated elements of Mexican vernacular architecture into modern design and found a global audience. He redesigned Los Angeles' Pershing Square in 1993. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thu...
by nichols
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: L.A. Modcom Meeting locations
Replies: 107
Views: 18401

January, 2012 MOVED DUE TO HOLIDAY >>> Tuesday January 17th http://www.hollywoodpost43.org/images/buildinghome.jpg American Legion Post 43 2035 N. Highland Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90068 Parking: In lot Thanks to Terrance Duddy Picture (c) Hollywoodpost43.org
by nichols
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Architect and Louis Kahn collaborator Anne Tyng dies at 91
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Architect and Louis Kahn collaborator Anne Tyng dies at 91

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER Anne Tyng, 91, groundbreaking architect January 08, 2012|By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic Anne Tyng, in an oil painting by her daughter, Alexandra. Tyng's work with Louis… Anne Tyng, a pioneering female architect whose ideas about geometry influenced Louis Kahn's b...
by nichols
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Cerritos Elementary Renovation
Replies: 2
Views: 255

I was concerned that actions of the South San Francisco school district had an effect on a school in Anaheim, so I called and they are indeed remodeling. It's outside of the LA Conservancy's service area and from google it looks like a simple and modern, but it has a gable roof. It's usually too lat...
by nichols
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: (from 2010) Elaine Sewell Jones 1917-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 192

(from 2010) Elaine Sewell Jones 1917-2010

Missed this in 2010. :( http://mi-cache.legacy.com/legacy/images/Cobrands/latimes/Photos/81154412-2282-4679-af1d-b74ae8d70360.jpg Elaine Kollins Sewell Jones Elaine Kollins Sewell Jones, widow of architect A. Quincy Jones, public relations counselor and communication specialist, has died, aged 92......
by nichols
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Favourite Loungin Bachelor Pad Movies
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Is this the link you were thinking of, Futura Girl?

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2611
by nichols
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Happy Holidays plus share your MCM holiday cards
Replies: 3
Views: 403

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Kevin Kidney posted some amazing stuff over at Miehana:
http://miehana.blogspot.com/2011/12/eve ... write.html
by nichols
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Save The Derby in the Los Feliz Ledger
Replies: 3
Views: 768

The reason it's a Chase Bank and not a multi-story apartment building and supermarket is because ModCom and friends spent several years on this effort:

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by nichols
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Jason Hull's vintage camera nightlights.
Replies: 1
Views: 349

http://dixiebonespost.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/brownie-with-flash.jpg I had a lamp shop make one out of my Kodak Brownie Hawkeye years ago and I loved it. Neat that this guy is making them in bulk, but first typewriters get their keys harvested for jewelry and now... Is it new life for dead t...
by nichols
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Designer Sori Yanagi 1915-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 256

Designer Sori Yanagi 1915-2011

LOS ANGELES TIMES Sori Yanagi dies at 96; pioneer of Japanese industrial design The lines and curves of Sori Yanagi's designs -- in teapots, ceramic cups, even the lowly whisk -- won a place in homes around the world. December 27, 2011|Los Angeles Times staff and wire report Sori Yanagi, whose desig...
by nichols
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Downey Rockwell/Boeing Site
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Three women walking by the exterior of the North American Aviation Downey airplane factory, September 1950

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assetserv ... /CHS-43851


This is the only building being considered for preservation under the current plan.
by nichols
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth museum?
Replies: 2
Views: 389

by nichols
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth museum?
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Ed "Big Daddy" Roth museum?

LOS ANGELES TIMES Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth, creator of Rat Fink: A son remembers Darryl Roth has a large collection of his Kustom Kulture hot rod building and designing father Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth's work; he'd like to see it in a museum. By Nate Jackson, Los Angeles Times December 27, 2011 "Between t...
by nichols
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: L.A. Modcom Meeting locations
Replies: 107
Views: 18401

December, 2011
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UCLA Faculty Center
by nichols
Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LACMA, Living in a Modern Way, 2011.10.01 to 2012.03.25
Replies: 16
Views: 1415

How could I not post my own review and photos. Enjoy!

LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
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(LACMA Director Michael Govan at the reconstructed Eames House)

http://www.lamag.com/askchrisblog/bloge ... D=10295031
by nichols
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Phil's Diner in North Hollywood
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Phil's Diner Closes Phil’s Diner Closes After Less Than 8 Months The owners believe nearby construction inhibited business and the developer gave them an unfavorable deal. By Laura Sturza December 18, 2011 http://northhollywood.patch.com/articles/phil-s-diner-closes-after-less-than-8-months

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