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by freddiefreelance
Wed Feb 11, 2004 9:20 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: The Monorail, the Submarine, and the Skyway!
Replies: 10
Views: 3991

...And the People Mover!

I can see the PeopleMover track in the background, too. I have some fond memories of making out with an old girlfriend on the PeopleMover & "Adventure Thru Inner Space" back in nineteen-eightymumble... Now that the Rocket Rods're dead, I'd love for Disney to do something good with the 3 (or was it 4...
by freddiefreelance
Wed Feb 11, 2004 8:43 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Las Vegas monorail now opening March 1
Replies: 54
Views: 26915

$2.50 is cheap compared to a taxi, but I agree that the 8 AM to 12 Midnight hours aren't the best for Vegas. I guess they've done traffic studies & surveys of possible riders & come up with these figures. I think $2.50 would be well worth it if they extended the line to the airport instead of downto...
by freddiefreelance
Wed Feb 11, 2004 8:11 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: RETRO GAMES... 2 much time on my hands :-)
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Wow Plesset, you're old! :P Almost as ols as me! :lol: Sorry, but I moved to the Pasadena area & began attending PCC in '84. I would've loved that arcade, it sounds like it'd've easily beaten out the sleazy arcade across from PCC for my business. On the subject of retro (or retro looking) games, I t...
by freddiefreelance
Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: San Diego Public Library, Mission Valley Branch
Replies: 0
Views: 645

San Diego Public Library, Mission Valley Branch

Does anyone have more info about this library? http://genesis.sannet.gov/infospc/templates/cd6/images/hdr_fryelites.jpg It was designed by Wheeler Wimer Blackman & Associates, and built by Kvaas Construction. "The asymmetry of the design reflects the dignity of a public building and pays homage to t...
by freddiefreelance
Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: FS: Paul Bunyan
Replies: 8
Views: 2330

by freddiefreelance
Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Gold Line extension (don't hold your breath)
Replies: 41
Views: 19818

It's taken over 20 years (that I know of) to bring the Gold Line to the San Gabriel Valley. I remember reading discussions of plans being floated when I 1st moved to LA back in the mis '80s, & it was the '90s before they began removing the old rails from the right of way between the freeways. It doe...
by freddiefreelance
Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Poway-Midland Railroad & the Yellow Car
Replies: 0
Views: 1660

Poway-Midland Railroad & the Yellow Car

For the Yellow/Red car fans out there, the Poway-Midland Railroad is located in Old Poway Park here in Poway up in North San Diego County. The PMRR operates on a loop around Old Poway park & it's rolling stock includes a Yellow Car & a San Francisco Cable Car: http://www.powaymidlandrr.org/images/tr...
by freddiefreelance
Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: World's Largest!
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

I want to live in the Giant Pinapple! It almost beats my idea of a brushed steel pyramid surmounted by a lifeguard station shaped bar with Gaudi inspired towers & a googie-boomerang patio roof... It was good to see a classic Route 66 roadside attraction, the Gemini Giant. I used to live down the roa...
by freddiefreelance
Wed Nov 19, 2003 8:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: NEED HELP WITH 60'S APARTMENT BUILDING
Replies: 6
Views: 1760

Which building? If you could post pictures we might be able to help more. I lived in Hollywood for many years & might even know the building from memory...
by freddiefreelance
Sat Nov 15, 2003 9:30 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Hovercraft
Replies: 6
Views: 3570

Here's a link to the
by freddiefreelance
Fri Nov 14, 2003 6:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Glass Pool Inn on death's door
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

I remember reading this somewhere, I found the article in the Reno Gazette-Journal: http://www.rgj.com/news/stories/html/2003/10/07/53490.php End of the line seen for Glass Pool Inn in Las Vegas Associated Press 10/7/2003 01:25 pm The wrecking ball may be looming for the Glass Pool Inn. Former owner...
by freddiefreelance
Thu Nov 06, 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Flowers
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

by freddiefreelance
Thu Nov 06, 2003 1:35 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: what to do in NYC?
Replies: 10
Views: 2431

My Favorite Things to do in NYC: Flushing Meadows - As a fan of Modern Architecture - If you have time and transportation - DON'T MISS the site of the 1939 and 1964 world's Fairs and "one of New York's best-loved permanent exhibitions - the Panorama of New York City, a meticulously rendered model o...
by freddiefreelance
Wed Nov 05, 2003 2:27 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: what to do in NYC?
Replies: 10
Views: 2431

Ride the Staten Island Ferry, you'll get some good views of lower Manhattan & the upper bay (it's my favorite view of Lady Liberty). You could go to Jade Island Restaurant on Staten Island, too (2845 Richmond Ave), if you bring a car across on the ferry or like riding the bus. Jade Island's the only...
by freddiefreelance
Wed Nov 05, 2003 2:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Flowers
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

OK, now I get it. You know who does good work that looks good in mid-century settings? Huell Howser. No Lie.
by freddiefreelance
Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Flowers
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

I'm sorry, I don't get it. I can't remember if Van Ness is East or West of Wilton. I 1ce lived in the apartments on the SE corner of Wilton & Melrose many, many moons ago, & I remember there were lots of stores selling mod furniture & fireplaces around there... I'm afraid I can't remember much else ...
by freddiefreelance
Sun Nov 02, 2003 9:37 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: ChickenBoy: Too big to live, Too weird to die?
Replies: 3
Views: 2354

Hi! I knew the http://www.chickenboy.com site was up, & I think I remember that his body was supposed to be in a sign storage yard in L.A., but it's good to know where his head is! ;) Is the store in the same place that it used to be? I seem to remember going there back in the late '80s, early '90s ...
by freddiefreelance
Mon Oct 27, 2003 9:08 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: ChickenBoy: Too big to live, Too weird to die?
Replies: 3
Views: 2354

ChickenBoy: Too big to live, Too weird to die?

Does anyone know where ChickenBoy is now?
by freddiefreelance
Wed Oct 15, 2003 1:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Which Rat Pack member are you?
Replies: 13
Views: 3176

Heh, Joey Bishop, "The brains of the operation."
by freddiefreelance
Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:33 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: New York World's Fair Rockets Return Thursday!
Replies: 4
Views: 2563

Ye GODS! I'm hyperventilating here! This is a flashback to Kindergarten age memories when we lived in the Flushing Meadows Garden Apartments. Every Sunday my family would get pastry from the Baldi Bakery & go to the park. The rockets were 1 of my favorite things to visit, I wanted to go see'em every...
by freddiefreelance
Wed Sep 03, 2003 8:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A shopping mall 100 years in the future
Replies: 12
Views: 2210

I like the idea of spray-on clothes, which various people talked about in the late '70s and early '80s. 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...
by freddiefreelance
Wed Sep 03, 2003 8:28 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Recommendations want'd for 3-D Film Expo
Replies: 5
Views: 3506

Yes, Kiss Me Kate is worth seeing, :d: Brush up your Shakespere! :d: (No, that's not an admonition, that's a song cue!) It's a musical version of the Taming of the Shrew about a musical version of the Taming of the Shrew (Self referencing! How modernistically recursive of'em). The backstage action s...

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