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by davidk6
Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 446911

Beyond The Glitz no longer exists, nor does the contact e-mail address as far as I know. Its owner, Janine Spears, is now at Penn State working on a PhD in IS/IT or similar. She did wonderful walking tours of Santa Monica Canyon -- including the Marquez filling station that's recently been in the ne...
by davidk6
Sun Jan 09, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Did you know. . .
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Concert Hall Garden

by davidk6
Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Columbia Square
Replies: 35
Views: 15430

Re: Columbia Square

This thread wasn't pursued, so: from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood,_California : The first movie studio in the Hollywood area, Nestor Studios, was founded in 1911 by Al Christie for David Horsley in an old building on the southeast corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street. In the same ye...
by davidk6
Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:51 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Googie Redux
Replies: 13
Views: 3421

Good luck and please be sure to let us know here when it's available.
Regards
Dave
PS Let me guess who'll be doing the Conservancy bus tour.
by davidk6
Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:06 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Googie Redux
Replies: 13
Views: 3421

Wilshire Blvd Book?

by davidk6
Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:30 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Googie Redux
Replies: 13
Views: 3421

Copies of Googie Redux have started showing up on ebay. With the postage, my copy will cost me $16.51 -- not the greatest saving...but considering the number of books I buy... Dave PS We'll be in LA 12/31-1/6; have been to the float decorating areas in Pasadena before Jan 1, and to the display of fl...
by davidk6
Thu Dec 09, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: docomomo
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

docomomo

I don't think I've seen anything on DOCOMOMO here; just ran into its web site at http://www.docomomo-us.org/about.shtml

DOCOMOMO stands for "DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement."

Anyone have any contact with them?

Regards
Dave
by davidk6
Sat Sep 11, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bunker Hill
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Bunker Hill

I'm looking for a book wth photographs of Bunker Hill before it was flattened in the 1960's. There's Politi's book, which is drawings and paintings rather than photographs; there's also a relatively limited edition by Hylen entitled "Bunker Hill" published by Dawson's. First, can anyone comment on j...
by davidk6
Wed May 26, 2004 7:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: How Green Was My Valley
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

Buying Copies

I posted a response to Mary-Margaret's question yesterday, but it no longer seems to be here.

The Conservancy has found 60-80 copies that they didn't know they had. THey are $8 apiece.

Regards
Dave
by davidk6
Tue May 25, 2004 3:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: How Green Was My Valley
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

How Green Was My Valley

I've been looking for a copy of the booklet from the tour for about a year; passed up a chance to buy a copy unsold on ebay for $50, but passed because of the price; haven't found any copies on ebay, on abe or on bookfinder. I just found a source for very inexpensive copies; will be happy to share i...
by davidk6
Thu Apr 15, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Revisiting past MODCOM events
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Thank you

by davidk6
Thu Apr 15, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Revisiting past MODCOM events
Replies: 5
Views: 986

When is the tour?

by davidk6
Fri Jan 30, 2004 7:22 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Wildwood, NJ "Doo Wop" Architecture
Replies: 5
Views: 1245

2004 Tour Schedule?

The new site is great, but still has the 2003 tour schedule. Any idea when the 2004 schedule will be available?
Dave
permanent resident of Berkeley Heights, NJ
part-time resident of the Miracle Mile/Fairfax
by davidk6
Tue Oct 28, 2003 1:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The destruction of the past and it's effect
Replies: 7
Views: 1900

by davidk6
Tue Oct 28, 2003 1:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The destruction of the past and it's effect
Replies: 7
Views: 1900

Mary-Margaret Thanks for the information about the Wildwood Soo Wop folks. I've known about the architecture for some time -- used to go to Wildwood frequently; even knew about the visit by the historic preservation folks a few years ago...but not until AFTER it happened...but didn't know that there...
by davidk6
Mon Oct 13, 2003 11:30 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Semi-OT; cool tours of LA
Replies: 4
Views: 2592

by davidk6
Mon Oct 06, 2003 7:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: valley tour booklet on ebay closes 10-5
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

I was the high bidder, but didn't meet the reserve. I e-mailed the seller, who wrote that he wanted $50 for the book; I passed on it, but if anyone wants it for $50...
Dave
by davidk6
Wed Oct 01, 2003 2:50 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: OT Name one "Must see" thing in Lost Wages
Replies: 17
Views: 4116

I'm as interested in architecture as the next person, but the most impressive thing to see in/near LV is Valley of Fire State Park.
Dave
by davidk6
Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Our very own Lynxwiler in Sept. 03 Sunset Magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 1553

Re: Our very own Lynxwiler in Sept. 03 Sunset Magazine

Congrats to Eric, in an article named Insider's L.A there is a picture of Eric and a listing of the Los Angeles Conservancy Walking Tours. I've been looking for a copy of the magazine back here in the east and have only found a copy of the Rocky Mountain edition. Can anyone fax me a copy of the Ins...
by davidk6
Mon Sep 08, 2003 4:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A shopping mall 100 years in the future
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

by davidk6
Tue Sep 02, 2003 5:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A shopping mall 100 years in the future
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

I don't know about the architecture of a mall of 2103, but here's how buying clothing will work: You choose an item (shirt, slacks, dress, etc.) from a holographic screen; you are photographed in three dimensions; a view of you wearing the item is shown on the holgraphic screen and can be viewed fro...
by davidk6
Mon Sep 01, 2003 8:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A shopping mall 100 years in the future
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

My immediate reaction to your question: How close would anyone have come, 100 years ago, in 1903, to predicting the current role of the automobile (invented, but not common), the airplane (prototype first tested that year), computers (first general purpose stored-program electronic exemplar in the 1...
by davidk6
Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 446911

Re: Pamphlet?

Pamphlet? The 88 page "How Modern Was My Valley, featuring vintage photos and imagery and even original renderings, documenting the history of no fewer than 151 sites, is a pamplet? What do you suppose a book looks like? I've never seen a book, so YOU'LL have to tell ME. Having seen only a short de...
by davidk6
Tue Aug 26, 2003 11:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 446911

pamphlets

I'm afraid that no pamphlets, except the recent Welton Becket, are listed on the Conservancy web site. When I phoned specifically about the Valley Tour pamphlet about a year ago, I was told that it's out of print. I met Mary-Margaret a few months ago, found out that she authored it. She confirmed th...
by davidk6
Mon Aug 25, 2003 2:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 446911

Hello

My wife and I have been visiting LA regularly for quite a few years. My initial reasons for visiting were work related. At this point we still come fairly regularly because of my work, but also because we've fallen in love with LA and have a number of close friends in the city. Recently we've had th...

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