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by Chris Merritt
Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Courtesy Coffee Shop in Blythe...Interior Photo...
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this was once a 1950's Denny's... can anyone prove me wrong? http://www.roadsidepeek.com/roadusa/southwest/california/socal/socaleats/socalcoffeeshop/courtesycoffeeshopblytheca.jpg http://jmason.org/albums/2004-04-Road-Trip/tn/courtesy-coffee-shop-blyt...
by Chris Merritt
Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Courtesy Coffee Shop in Blythe...Interior Photo...
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

OK - who has an exterior shot of this? It sure looks like a vintage Denny's interior..... Great picture!
by Chris Merritt
Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Jerry's Pancake Parade Restaurant San Leandro Picture
Replies: 14
Views: 3450

That is an amazing building!
by Chris Merritt
Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:52 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Disneyland fans rejoice!!! You gotta see this!
Replies: 19
Views: 7489

Hey Chris - it varies from DVD to DVD - some of the stuff is great & some is garbage.......
by Chris Merritt
Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Sambos History
Replies: 28
Views: 5727

Got any photos...?
by Chris Merritt
Thu Dec 23, 2004 1:10 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Tiki Room/Space Mt Disneyland/Submarines/Disneyland Hotel
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

[quote="Futura Girl"]
by Chris Merritt
Mon Dec 13, 2004 5:45 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Sambos History
Replies: 28
Views: 5727

So - I took the family to Disneyland for the holidays this last Friday, and I made the extra effort to eat at the former Sambo's on Katella & West that I used to eat at as a kid. Here's what you get now folks - and it's sad sad sad. The original Sambo's on Katella & West. http://www.christophermerri...
by Chris Merritt
Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:02 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Sambos History
Replies: 28
Views: 5727

Hi guys - Chris Nichols asked me to repost this from tikicentral - let's see if my code works here! Hi all - I've been meaning to post this one for a while - finally got around to it! As some of you know, I collect memorablia from the long-gone Sambo's Restaurants. I started to notice that some of t...
by Chris Merritt
Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Googie Redux
Replies: 13
Views: 2615

This one is on my Xmas wish list - hope I get it!
by Chris Merritt
Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Ebay: Pacific Ocean Park - something Polynesian, finally!
Replies: 0
Views: 525

Ebay: Pacific Ocean Park - something Polynesian, finally!

Hi all - well, I've been saving the nicer pieces for the last, so here's some concept art that was used in the design of the South Sea Island area of the park.... Hopefully some TC'ers of Lotta Living folks are interested! http://i6.ebayimg.com/03/i/02/63/b2/09_1.JPG http://i16.ebayimg.com/03/i/02/6...
by Chris Merritt
Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Ebay: Pacific Ocean Park vintage costume designs
Replies: 0
Views: 540

Ebay: Pacific Ocean Park vintage costume designs

I've got some vintage costume designs up on Ebay this week - I figured TC & LottaLiving might have some interest.... http://i10.ebayimg.com/03/i/02/44/4c/ea_1.JPG http://i11.ebayimg.com/03/i/02/45/18/52_1.JPG http://i11.ebayimg.com/03/i/02/45/19/f9_1.JPG http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem...
by Chris Merritt
Mon Aug 02, 2004 1:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Pacific Ocean Park artwork - scary clowns...
Replies: 0
Views: 614

Pacific Ocean Park artwork - scary clowns...

Continuing my auctions for the Dave Constable family, check out this if you are afraid of clowns:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3924076364

I've seen scarier, but hey - it's original 50s artwork! Next week I will have some very retro employee costume designs!
by Chris Merritt
Mon Jul 19, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Clearman's Northwoods Inn of Covina
Replies: 11
Views: 2087

I just went over there on my lunch break to take some photos - so sad to see the little village in the back basically abandoned....
by Chris Merritt
Thu Jun 10, 2004 4:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Pacific Ocean Park concept art on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 647

Pacific Ocean Park concept art on Ebay

Hi all - I'm selling some conceptual art from Pacific Ocean Park for Dave Constable's family - you can view the auction here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3916500151 I'll be trying to post one auction a week over the next few months, as they have about 20 piece they'd like ...
by Chris Merritt
Fri May 28, 2004 10:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The LAPL "Well Of Scribes"
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

Thanks Chris - actually, I went down there yesterday (the whole photo library isn't on line yet, and alas - no close ups of the fountain). Anyway, I found some nice shots - but I'll have to pay for them if I want copies! In response to my "lost" question - it turns out that the librarians complained...
by Chris Merritt
Wed May 26, 2004 12:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The LAPL "Well Of Scribes"
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

The LAPL "Well Of Scribes"

Hi all - I'm trying to do some research on the architecture of the L.A. Public Library, and it's chief architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. Specifically, I am intrigued (probably because I can't seem to find a decent photo of it) by the original "Well Of Scribes" - now replaced by the odd mish-mash ...
by Chris Merritt
Wed May 19, 2004 4:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Subway tunnel going away?
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

That's fascinating! You wanna take us on a tour before they tear it down, Chris...?
by Chris Merritt
Fri Apr 09, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bob's Men's Shop at Knott's is going out of business
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

We love Robin's! We go there for our anniversary dinner every year. And the 4th of July on the beach is awesome - dig yourself a pit in the sand, lie on your back & watch the fireworks fly over your head & into the ocean! I made sure we went during the 4th this year just for our little Devon.... htt...
by Chris Merritt
Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bob's Men's Shop at Knott's is going out of business
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

Now that you've confirmed Knott's little devil still exists, I can guess who has it -- we might have friends in common. Are his initials "RH"? Would be happy to get together anytime & show you the collection - both digital & real..! there were quite a few Knott's post cards - including several i ha...
by Chris Merritt
Wed Apr 07, 2004 2:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bob's Men's Shop at Knott's is going out of business
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

You wouldn't have any photos of the kissing folks from the Calico Saloon, would you? I do know where the little devil is by the way... When's the book happening? As you probably read on my site, it's an ongoing thing.... It will happen someday, but when & in what form I just can't say at this point....
by Chris Merritt
Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bob's Men's Shop at Knott's is going out of business
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

That's sad - I was going to interview Bob many years ago - but never got around to it & kinda forgot....

Lynxwiler -
you may enjoy this page on my updated site:

http://www.christophermerritt.com/KnottsPreserves.html
by Chris Merritt
Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: TIMELY: Shamrock Shakes are back at McDonald's
Replies: 3
Views: 484

I could swear I've had one in the last 10 years.....! Not recently mind you, but I'm pretty sure!
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by Chris Merritt
Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Status of Knott's Berry Farm
Replies: 16
Views: 3906

What's this new rumor going about that Knott's is planning on tearing down Independence Hall next? The rumors are cirulating on a park expansion or second gate operation across Beach Blvd on the Independence Hall block. Anybody got news on this one? That's a very scary rumor - I haven't heard that ...
by Chris Merritt
Tue Mar 16, 2004 1:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Knott's Berry Farm Tour
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Fun photos!
I'd say that it would be fun to do another tour - but so much is gone...
by Chris Merritt
Tue Mar 16, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Status of Knott's Berry Farm
Replies: 16
Views: 3906

OT: Does anyone know about a Knott's employee named Gene White? I'm told he was responsible for some of the scenery there in the late '60s/early '70s. Thanks. Hey Ross - Gene White apparently painted all of the background scenery for the Log Ride. I tried to ask Bud Hurlbut about him - but he would...
by Chris Merritt
Tue Mar 16, 2004 1:26 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Where's the best place to sit in the Tiki Room?
Replies: 9
Views: 1788

I agree! The back is the best for me - all the better to see everything - and the subwoofers they installed back in the late-90s rehab really let you feel the thunder when it breaks loose... I've heard a few scary things about the "rehab" too.. Let's hope they are just rumors, and don't come to frui...
by Chris Merritt
Tue Mar 16, 2004 1:22 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Classic Disneyland fans rejoice!!! You gotta see this!
Replies: 19
Views: 7489

I just have to say that although I am well aware of the problems others have had with him, I just did a trade with him for some DVDs, and he sent them within one week of the trade. The packaging could be better on the DVD sleeves - but the content is priceless. Yes, he may be profiting off others (m...
by Chris Merritt
Thu Feb 05, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: sad news - John Hench passes away
Replies: 2
Views: 601

sad news - John Hench passes away

John Hench - Disney Imagineer and designer of much of the 1967 Tomorrowland passed away last night. This memo was sent out by Marty Sklar of WDI today: Walt Disney Imagineering Memorandum To: All Imagineers Date: February 5, 2004 From: Marty Sklar Subject: The Passing of John Hench I regret to infor...
by Chris Merritt
Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:38 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: new "E" Ticket website
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Thanks! I tried to give it that 50s Disneyland guide book feel....
by Chris Merritt
Thu Jan 08, 2004 5:51 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Theme restaurants in LA Times
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Harry Oliver is the designers name - not Harris.....

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