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by Lynxwiler
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Felix Chevrolet
Replies: 43
Views: 10688

July 09, 2007 Dear Friends of Felix, Please help Charlie Fisher and me get the Cat out of the bag. The Felix the Cat neon sign and Chevrolet showroom at Jefferson and Figueroa are as well known an icon to Southern Californians as our City Hall, Disneyland's Castle, the Queen Mary or the Hollywood si...
by Lynxwiler
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Felix Chevrolet
Replies: 43
Views: 10688

http://viewfromaloft.typepad.com/viewfromaloft/2007/07/will-felix-beco.html Time to start writing those letters to support landmarking Felix Chevrolet! Your emails must reach City Hall by Thursday, July 12, 2007. The addresses to write to are listed below. Here are some Felix facts to think about: H...
by Lynxwiler
Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Walgreens to destroy 1955 Chinese joint in D.C.
Replies: 14
Views: 3493

And another one bites the dust as Walgreens spreads homogeneity across the land. Days Numbered for Illinois `Car Kabob' AP; Posted: 2007-07-10 14:46:17 BERWYN, Ill. (AP) - A kitschy landmark that made a cameo in the movie "Wayne's World" will be dismantled to make way for a pharmacy. Offic...
by Lynxwiler
Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: RM Schindler's Sardi's on Hollywood Blvd.
Replies: 1
Views: 408

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Looks a little different today, doesn't it? If you can't see the past through the present, mark the spot on the right where the streetlight stands. Although the streetlight is different in both pictures, its placement is exactly the same.
by Lynxwiler
Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New Bars Downtown LA; Cole's PE Buffet sold to new owner!
Replies: 29
Views: 8347

Cole's being gutted / cleaned up.

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by Lynxwiler
Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Magnum Roadside Pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 1878

I really like this one from Las Vegas, NV (even though they think it's Reno for some reason):

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by Lynxwiler
Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Long Beach, Deco Society Cocktails on Queen Mary Jun 29
Replies: 1
Views: 250

It should be quite a treat and a real time warp. So go! And, if she dares to show her brown, little nose, be sure to spill your red wine on the ADLSA's past president! Not the current prez, mind you, but the old and withered one. If you're still not sure who she is, just look in the back pocket of a...
by Lynxwiler
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Miracle Mile neon destroyed
Replies: 2
Views: 1713

Well that sucks! Let's hope the Chamber of Commerce can get its act together and replace it.
by Lynxwiler
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Playboy design auction
Replies: 2
Views: 826

What a fabulous auction! Too bad the seller won't ship any of it out of London.

Beautiful stuff though.
by Lynxwiler
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Any info on "French Cafe" Whittier Blvd, Montebell
Replies: 2
Views: 2120

Bummer to lose those enormous neon signs, but finding a home for them would have proven difficult. That Eiffel Tower though, wow! What a beauty!
by Lynxwiler
Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Crenshaw Ford 1937-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 7465

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It would have made the perfect home for the Museum of Neon Art. MONA suggested it to the CRA/CAD, but they didn't have money to share with that district. Now it's all gone. Breaks my heart.
by Lynxwiler
Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: OK, 1957 Plymouth buried for 50 years to be exhumed
Replies: 23
Views: 4114

I guess the car was expected to be just as beautiful as the day the cement was sealed. To bad the cement wasn't really sealed.

Does anyone know of a time capsule of this size that hasn't leaked water?
by Lynxwiler
Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Crenshaw Ford 1937-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 7465

Too late. Seems there was no interest from the preservation world and now all of the structure's neon signage has been tossed. The building is a blank and empty canvas now.
by Lynxwiler
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Hollywood, Lava Lounge tiki decor sale Sunday Mar. 4
Replies: 5
Views: 805

What's up with all the antlers popping up in new bar designs?

Seven Grand, Royale, etc...
by Lynxwiler
Thu May 24, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Walgreens to destroy 1955 Chinese joint in D.C.
Replies: 14
Views: 3493

And here's another story about Walgreen's desire to destroy the historic, American landscape: http://www.nationaltrust.org/Magazine/archives/arc_news_2007/052207.htm Walgreens To Replace 1853 Blacksmith Shop Story by Stephanie Smith / May 22, 2007 One of Wisconsin's oldest towns may soon lose one of...
by Lynxwiler
Tue May 22, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: La Crescenta, CA - Knott's Berry Farm lecture - May 21
Replies: 19
Views: 4824

Incredible images. Thank you Chris for sharing your massive amounts of research with all of us. I am truly excited about that book.

(The more photos of Knott's Bear-y Tales, the better!)
by Lynxwiler
Fri May 18, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: How do I love thee, backlist plastic sign?
Replies: 34
Views: 10309

The "can" is a generic term usually refering to the metal square/circle/letter/whatever shape that holds the illuminated media. The "can" can hold neon, flourescent tubes or bulbs and have front of plastic or none at all. Generally, if it's metal, and holds a lighting system, tha...
by Lynxwiler
Wed May 16, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Scottish Rite Temple - Wilshire Blvd. Millard Sheets, 1961
Replies: 42
Views: 21471

Good God, they're going to demo it for apartments! I can see it coming on the horizon.
by Lynxwiler
Tue May 15, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: How do I love thee, backlist plastic sign?
Replies: 34
Views: 10309

Hey Nichols, where did you get that shot? Is that joint on 7th threatened or is it already down? It's a wonderful design and hope it sticks around a while longer.
by Lynxwiler
Tue May 15, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: First trip to Chicago...
Replies: 13
Views: 2750

Since 1948!
http://www.superdawg.com/default.cfm

Even their packaging is incredible:
http://www.superdawg.com/history.cfm
by Lynxwiler
Sat May 12, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Perino's
Replies: 20
Views: 5396

by Lynxwiler
Thu May 10, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Museum of Neon Art, mini-exhibit, Las Vegas in postcards
Replies: 3
Views: 573

[quote="Futura Girl"]do you know whose collection of postcards is this?[/quote] The postcards have come from various collections including the Museum of Neon Art, Loyola Marymount University, Bill Concannon, Larry Albright and myself. There's also one matchbook image thrown in for good mea...
by Lynxwiler
Thu May 10, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Museum of Neon Art, mini-exhibit, Las Vegas in postcards
Replies: 3
Views: 573

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by Lynxwiler
Thu May 10, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Museum of Neon Art, mini-exhibit, Las Vegas in postcards
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Museum of Neon Art, mini-exhibit, Las Vegas in postcards

The Museum of Neon Art (MONA) is having a mini-open house on Thursday, May 10th with an exhibition of Las Vegas' famous neon signage as seen in vintage postcards. Each of the forty postcards in the exhibit has been scanned and blown up to enormous proportions with the largest in the series measuring...
by Lynxwiler
Fri May 04, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Grand Avenue plan approved
Replies: 20
Views: 3431

Were these bomb shelters ever built or was the parking garage itself a bomb shelter?

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by Lynxwiler
Thu May 03, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Sumbit a roadside landmark to be refurbished by Hampton Inn
Replies: 12
Views: 2532

Normally I look on this sort of thing with a jaundiced eye, just a PR scheme. But when I looked at the projects they have done - I'm pretty impressed! I completely agree and decided to promote Hampton's plans at Lotta Livin' simply because of their wonderful track record. The places they have spruc...
by Lynxwiler
Wed May 02, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Sumbit a roadside landmark to be refurbished by Hampton Inn
Replies: 12
Views: 2532

What about La Puente's big, drive-through Donut Hole?
by Lynxwiler
Wed May 02, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Sumbit a roadside landmark to be refurbished by Hampton Inn
Replies: 12
Views: 2532

Sumbit a roadside landmark to be refurbished by Hampton Inn

http://www.hamptoninn.com/en/hp/promotions/explorehighway/index.jhtml?adId=landmarks,hiddenlandmarks,30 Explore the Highway with Hampton® Hampton® has launched a national initiative, "Explore the Highway with Hampton, Save-A-Landmark," to identify and help refurbish some of our nation's ...
by Lynxwiler
Wed May 02, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: La Crescenta, CA - Knott's Berry Farm lecture - May 21
Replies: 19
Views: 4824

Sorry ModCom, but I'm going to this presentation!
by Lynxwiler
Tue May 01, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Walgreens to destroy 1955 Chinese joint in D.C.
Replies: 14
Views: 3493

And to think that Walgreens was once a modern store with big neon signs and those cool space age entrance gates. Now I find a Walgreens at the site of every modern building destroyed. I refuse to buy from them anymore. I agree and have stopped purchasing from Walgreens for the same reasons. I don't...

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