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by bamalama
Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: eBay: 1956 & 1959 House Beautiful (Robsjohn-Gibbings!)
Replies: 0
Views: 200

eBay: 1956 & 1959 House Beautiful (Robsjohn-Gibbings!)

Hi all, I'm listing more issues of HB this week, with too many scans (as usual): http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZcottageindustryQQhtZ-1 Great stuff, including what may be the most elegant mail "slot" ever: The wide shot: http://www.sonic.net/~jeanlass/ebay/1956/may/mail2.jpg The close-up:...
by bamalama
Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Outdoor Wall Art
Replies: 35
Views: 4327

I adjusted the brightness/contrast here so you could see more detail:
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by bamalama
Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Outdoor Wall Art
Replies: 35
Views: 4327

Miguel, I think your mural is great! I've always wanted to do something with tile on an exterior wall. There are some inspiring ads for Pomona Tile in vintage House Beautiful issues from the '50s: http://www.sonic.net/~jeanlass/ebay/1959/nov/pomona.jpg (November, 1959. Sorry about the quality of the...
by bamalama
Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Where's the Lord Love a Duck House?
Replies: 18
Views: 3655

Thanks again-- next time I'm down south I'll have to take drive around to see if I can find it. (If I can, that is, isn't part of it gated?) Another Trousdale question: is the house that Allen Siple designed for the Trousdales actually in Trousdale Etates?
by bamalama
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Where's the Lord Love a Duck House?
Replies: 18
Views: 3655

That conversation pit is wild-- looks like crushed velvet! I loved how when the action moved inside the house, everyone's voice echoed like they were in an airplane hangar. I think the interiors must have been filmed on a set, though. When Tuesday Weld's character first sees the house she says "...
by bamalama
Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Where's the Lord Love a Duck House?
Replies: 18
Views: 3655

Thanks for all your ideas! I'll watch it again and try to make out some signage after the baseball's over.
by bamalama
Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: eBay: 1954 & 1949 Issues of House Beautiful (Edward Ston
Replies: 0
Views: 240

eBay: 1954 & 1949 Issues of House Beautiful (Edward Ston

Hi all, I'm now listing 3 issues of HB: August, 1954 and June and November of 1959. The November issue features an amazing house by Edward Durell Stone, furnished by Robsjohn-Gibbings: http://www.sonic.net/~jeanlass/ebay/stonepoolsmall.jpg As usual, I've scanned the heck out of these issues, so have...
by bamalama
Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century built-in planter pictures?
Replies: 15
Views: 1300

http://www.sonic.net/~jeanlass/Images/bamboo.jpg http://www.sonic.net/~jeanlass/Images/yucca.jpg Okay, I know these aren't exactly examples of wall divider planters, but you should only steal from the best! :wink: I think anything with big, bold shapes work well... perhaps you could echo lines or m...
by bamalama
Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles
Replies: 7
Views: 1835

That was great! RB was teaching at USC and they let him live at the Gamble House! (How does that work?!) He wanders around the Eames's, has a pineapple sundae with Ed Ruscha at Tiny Naylor's and hangs out at a strip club! What fun!
by bamalama
Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Where's the Lord Love a Duck House?
Replies: 18
Views: 3655

Where's the Lord Love a Duck House?

We just watched the 1966 George Axelrod film "Lord Love a Duck" (hey hey hey!)... Ruth Gordon's house is as swell as I remembered... Driving up to the house... http://www.sonic.net/~jeanlass/Images/llad1small.jpg http://www.sonic.net/~jeanlass/Images/lladhouse2small.jpg http://www.sonic.ne...
by bamalama
Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles
Replies: 7
Views: 1835

Thanks for the link, I can't wait to view the film. I took RB's Pop Before Pop class at UC Santa Cruz in the early 80s-- it was fascinating. I often wish I'd recorded his lectures; they were so compelling The Google video link seemed to be having problems... I did find a short clip at: http://archiw...
by bamalama
Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Designer Help
Replies: 23
Views: 2088

What a terrific kitchen! The '58 photo looks so much better than the typical snapshot-- was it taken professionally? The S&Ps are a hoot.
by bamalama
Sat May 12, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: TV above the fireplace, Eichler style! (Well, A&A)
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Very nice piece-- and yet another household accident waiting to happen! :wink:
by bamalama
Sat May 12, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Ebay: 1954 House Beautiful featuring Calvin Straub
Replies: 1
Views: 335

I've listed an issue from May, 1954... dig the TV at the Eichler's! (Anshen and Allen strike again)
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Here's the link:


Cheers,
Jean
by bamalama
Sat May 12, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: TV above the fireplace, Eichler style! (Well, A&A)
Replies: 5
Views: 692

TV above the fireplace, Eichler style! (Well, A&A)

While scanning my way through yet another House Beautiful , I found this: http://www.sonic.net/~jeanlass/ebay/may/eichtv2.jpg The caption to the right reads "This set has been fitted into the fireplace wall. The screen's bulk, usually a great blank spot when turned off, is minimized by size of ...
by bamalama
Sat May 12, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Case Study #16 Rodney Walker
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Wow... thanks for that link, Josquin. Your photos are stellar. What a knock-out of a house. After reading the articles about RW and family in that issue of House Beautiful , I'm really intrigued as to why he left architecture a few years later. That must have been quite a tour, from Ojai to Sherman ...
by bamalama
Wed May 09, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Ebay: 1954 House Beautiful featuring Calvin Straub
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Ebay: 1954 House Beautiful featuring Calvin Straub

Hi all, I'm listing an issue of House Beautiful with a great article on Calvin Straub: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=005&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item=150120431798&rd=1&rd=1 (My seller ID is cottageindustry if the link doesn't work.) I included...
by bamalama
Wed May 09, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Case Study #16 Rodney Walker
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Josquin, thanks for posting that photo! I'm so happy to see that house is still with us. Were you on a tour?

Cheers,
Jean
by bamalama
Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Orange, CA question
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Thanks for doing a drive-by, modfan. "Gainsborough North" sounds familiar-- was that the tract name on the white wall on the corner of Coate? I managed to dig up a photo of my grandmother's house and it confirms your description of the neighborhood as a "typical tract." http://ww...
by bamalama
Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Case Study #16 Rodney Walker
Replies: 7
Views: 718

When the listing notes " using the original drawings" (emphasis mine), I wonder if that means this house was inspired by the drawings, or is it an exact copy? <pause while I do some checking> Okay, I'm answering my own question! An article from the LA Times (referenced in a couple of posts...
by bamalama
Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Entry Courtyard
Replies: 18
Views: 6185

Bravo! It's beautiful and suits the style of your house perfectly.
by bamalama
Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Ebay: Vintage issues of The House Beautiful
Replies: 1
Views: 325

I've just listed a terrific range from 1952. This time, I went so completely overboard with the scanning that I created an overflow page :oops: :


Enjoy!
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by bamalama
Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Can you ID this Northern CA Eichler?
Replies: 0
Views: 240

Can you ID this Northern CA Eichler?

I posted this over on the Eichler network BB, but I thought I should ask over here, too, just in case... I'm about to list a volume of House Beautiful issues from 1952 on eBay, and was hoping that someone here could help me out by identifying an Anshen & Allen Eichler featured in the October iss...
by bamalama
Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Orange, CA question
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Thanks for your replies, kjansma and modfan! I just took a Google earth tour of the area, and it's clear that the neighborhood I'm wondering about isn't nearly as distinctive as the Eichler tract. I think my family's area was built later, for one thing-- early '60s is my guess. As I said, it could j...
by bamalama
Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Shorewood Hills, WI, etc.-Frank Lloyd Wright Homes For Sale
Replies: 24
Views: 3321

Robb, thanks for posting those links-- I had no idea FLW homes were available as short-term rentals! I enjoyed looking at your own site, too; you did a great job with your Nashville Modern.

Cheers,
Jean
by bamalama
Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Orange, CA question
Replies: 7
Views: 624

I was poking around the Eichler SoCal site and discovered that the neighborhood I'm asking about is about a 1/2 mile west of the Fairhaven Eichler tract. (If you drive west on La Veta from Woodland, S. Coate is the 5th street on the left.) Does that help identify the area? The fact that no one has r...
by bamalama
Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Thomas Church Tour in June, but it will cost you!
Replies: 0
Views: 113

Thomas Church Tour in June, but it will cost you!

http://www.jeffsainsburytours.com/thomaschurch2007.html Now, this looks divine but-- $1695 without accomodation?! Looking over the itinerary, though, it looks like an incredible week... "A feature of this tour is the large number of specially arranged visits to private gardens which are not op...
by bamalama
Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Orange, CA question
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Orange, CA question

There seem to be a lot of members living in Orange county or thereabouts, which got me reminiscing about my first intimate brush with MCM homes. I grew up in the 'burbs of Chicago but my grandmother and aunt and uncle lived in Orange, CA (tantalizingly close to Disneyland!). We went to visit them wh...
by bamalama
Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Shorewood Hills, WI, etc.-Frank Lloyd Wright Homes For Sale
Replies: 24
Views: 3321

I've been scanning the heck out of a range of issues of The House Beautiful from 1948-- there's an article in the August issue by Loren Pope that addresses this thread perfectly: "The Love Affair of a Man and His House." (Wikipedia Link for the Pope-Leighy house: http://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
by bamalama
Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Ebay: Vintage issues of The House Beautiful
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Ebay: Vintage issues of The House Beautiful

Hi All, I have volumes of vintage issues of The House Beautiful from 1948 and 1949 currently listed on eBay: http://cgi3.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=cottageindustry (My eBay ID is cottageindustry if the above URL is wacky.) There will be more issues & volumes listed in the ...

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