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by srk1941
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bathroom mirror question
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Hall-Mack was one of the largest manufacturers of this sort of thing, and they were in Los Angeles.

I have a 50's Hall-Mack catalog around here somewhere, but this looks like something they made.
by srk1941
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 109604

Chris, that three pendant light fixture is as close as you're going to find in a reproduction, I've bought a lamp from Rejuvenation before (the company that is running this Satellite site) and the quality is very good. I'm sure they'll be able to tailor the different pendant heights to match whateve...
by srk1941
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: PAINTER RECOMMENDATION
Replies: 3
Views: 958

I'm on the Board of Directors at Village Green, a National Historic Landmark community in LA... we've used several paint contractors over the years, and I can tell you that R.W. Stein is the best company I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. I'm not sure if they do single jobs, but it would be...
by srk1941
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Can you tell me anything about this entertainment unit ??
Replies: 8
Views: 3112

Hi retromodernjeff - Your cabinet is most likely 1950's European, maybe French or Swedish. That glossy finish is typical, as is the wood and ivory plastic pull. Also, the keyhole is for a skeleton key, and by the 50's that was obsolete for new furniture in the U.S. That 1940s Brown Saltman piece is ...
by srk1941
Tue May 27, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Premiere Lanes Bowl, Santa Fe Springs, demolition
Replies: 10
Views: 3894

Disgusting...
by srk1941
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What A Pity
Replies: 28
Views: 2734

Disgusting.
by srk1941
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Neutra (Bailey House) in Trouble?!
Replies: 70
Views: 23472

Oy! Why do this to a wonderful Neutra house... so sad. I like Barbara Barry in general, but this sort of thing is shockingly bad.

Just buy an anonymous house and have at it, leave these houses alone.
by srk1941
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: WNYC's WPA murals
Replies: 3
Views: 980

WOW! Thanks for finding this...

Yes, the furniture for the most part is McArthur, and it's great.
by srk1941
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Lewis Wilson - architect - Baldwin Theater
Replies: 23
Views: 1991

Thanks Chris, cool!

You don't happen to have a list of his other projects and locations in that hat of yours, do you?
by srk1941
Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Lewis Wilson - architect - Baldwin Theater
Replies: 23
Views: 1991

WOW! These are amazing, most of these are new images to me, and very exciting. The first five or so pictures, after Mr. Wilson and his mother and brother, are of Baldwin Hills Village (Village Green), where I live. It is certainly still around, and has been designated a National Historic Landmark. I...
by srk1941
Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test
Replies: 2
Views: 1324

test

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by srk1941
Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Lewis Wilson - architect - Baldwin Theater
Replies: 23
Views: 1991

I posted on the theater thread as well... But I'd be VERY interested in seeing what else you may have gotten. Lewis Wilson was partners with Edwin Merrill and Robert Alexander (Alexander was Neutra's partner from the late 40's to the early 60's), and in 1935 started working with Reginald Johnson and...
by srk1941
Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Baldwin Hills Theater demo
Replies: 14
Views: 3467

This is amazing stuff! I live at Baldwin Hills Village (Village Green), on which Lewis Wilson worked as an Associated Architect. Our archives deal mostly with the Village, but the theater, the shopping center, the Baldwin Hills school and the church across from the theater were all part of the grand...
by srk1941
Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: black trim? or dark brown trim?(exterior)
Replies: 30
Views: 2081

I agree that picking the molding out to highlight it would probably not produce an effect you'll ultimately want to live with. And I agree that muted greens, leaning towards olive, or tans/browns would best suit the house, and make it live happily with the landscape. I'm thinking you might want to c...
by srk1941
Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Replacing drapes on the cheap
Replies: 15
Views: 2358

I agree with Izzy, JC Penney's seems like an odd choice, but they do have pinch pleated drapes at very reasonable prices, in lots of styles and colors and they're all ready made.
by srk1941
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Perino's
Replies: 20
Views: 4863

Vomitrocious.

And how nice to have all of the drains and vents sticking right out of the first letter in your marquee.

Very fancy.
by srk1941
Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: toothbrush/toothpaste holder
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Most of the ones I've seen were made by the Hall-Mack Company, of Los Angeles. I have their early 50's catalog which shows them. My 1941 bathroom has Hall-Mack towel bars, soap dishes, toothbrush holders, etc in porcelain, in a streamline modern style. They made that line with the chrome hideaway st...
by srk1941
Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Richard Neutra Kun Residence, 1936 - Hollywood Hills
Replies: 11
Views: 1009

by srk1941
Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Richard Neutra Kun Residence, 1936 - Hollywood Hills
Replies: 11
Views: 1009

Richard Neutra Kun Residence, 1936 - Hollywood Hills

I went to the open house of the Neutra Josef Kun Residence from 1936 yesterday, what a spectacular place!

Very nicely restored, pretty intact and original. Really great location with spectacular city and ocean views!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/srk1941/se ... 787440705/
by srk1941
Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sliding Glass Door Repairs
Replies: 16
Views: 3932

I agree with what everyone else has said, it's not really difficult, you can do it, or at least start there! If not, or if that fails, we have alot of sliding glass doors at the Village Green that were put in during the condo conversion. They often have this same sort of problem, and we have been us...
by srk1941
Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Some reflections on the MHA houses tour in Crestwood Hills
Replies: 38
Views: 2241

I didn't recognize you without the pipe!
by srk1941
Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Preseving Modernist Landcapes
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Garrett Eckbo was one of the greatest and most prolific modernist landscape architects. If you are interested in his work, they've reissued "Landscape for Living", his great book from 1950, in which he discusses the MHA project. He did so much around California, the Ain Mar Vista homes com...
by srk1941
Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Looking for Interior Decorator/Consultant in SoCal
Replies: 13
Views: 749

This house is out of this world!

In such complete and immaculate shape, too!

I agree with everyone above... Paul Laszlo style interiors would work beautifully here too.
by srk1941
Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Preseving Modernist Landcapes
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

They haven't focused on modernist landscapes exclusively in past years. Our landscape (Village Green) was chosen last year...

http://www.tclf.org/landslide/2006/bald ... /index.htm
by srk1941
Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Hollywood Reporter bldg. for lease
Replies: 1
Views: 259

That's one of my favorite buildings, so elegant!
by srk1941
Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ballpark costs to expect from a MCM consultant
Replies: 14
Views: 1037

Just my opinion, but it doesn't sound like you will be using a "historic preservation consultant" to yours and his best advantage? This project doesn't sound like something a historic preservation consultant, or MCM consultant, would want to do? Maybe I'm not understanding the end result y...
by srk1941
Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Copper Repipe...have you done it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1445

I live in a National Historic Landmark community, and we are going through a repipe process. It was old galvanized iron pipes, 60+ years old, and they were failing. We first tried Ace Duraflo, and the results have been very disappointing! The water pressure was not much better, and they have also be...
by srk1941
Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: John Hudspeth house, Paul Laszlo Designed in Oregon
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Pictures of the house and some furnishings, and a nicely written description of the Hudspeth Commission here, if anyone is interested in seeing what we're talking about:

http://www.lamodern.com/html/body_print_catalogue.html

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