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by Gnomus
Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: MODCOM MEETING TONIGHT???
Replies: 1
Views: 339

From the ModCom page: GENERAL MODCOM MEETING Tuesday, January 19 (not on Monday due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) 6:30 PM meet & greet 7:00 PM meeting Top O’ Topanga Clubhouse (E. V. Mikles, 1961) Topanga Canyon, CA 90290 Access by shuttle only; no parking on site Shuttle service from Viewridg...
by Gnomus
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Fairfax Theater
Replies: 14
Views: 1742

They may have, Adrienne. I walked around the building a few months ago and didn't see anything like that.
by Gnomus
Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

They seem to have worked birds and horses into everything.
by Gnomus
Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: New Beverly Cinema
Replies: 6
Views: 2313

It was multi-colored when I shot it in mid-September, so sometime after that.

Second question: I did!
by Gnomus
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

Wow, that looks a lot like the Santa Monica building. Did it have stained glass in the rear?
by Gnomus
Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

The 449 N La Brea location (now Chase Bank) doesn't have any artwork.
by Gnomus
Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

Nredom, the XXX means the location has been surveyed. Beverly Hills is still there. But it seems two are missing from the list, Chris -- Sherman Oaks has been checked and found to have no art, and the Wilshire Center, same result. I probably should have announced those in separate posts, rather than...
by Gnomus
Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Photos from my recent trip through Northern Nevada...
Replies: 9
Views: 2234

As always, great to see what you're up to.
by Gnomus
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LA, Miracle on 34th Street > Dec. 12 - 13
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Yeah, they put on a great show there. Real step-back-in-time type stuff.
by Gnomus
Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

Encino (1977) - 17107 Ventura Blvd, photos shot on December 3, 2009. http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/Gnomus_photos/Home%20S%20and%20L/Solosan-EncinoHomeSL1.jpg As you can see, trees pretty much hide the artwork of this former Home S&L. But this location shares a lot of features with the...
by Gnomus
Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

Studio City (1970) - 12051 Ventura Blvd, photos taken December 3, 2009. It appears that the building had the same golden HS&L tiles as the Beverly Hills branch, but they were removed. http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/Gnomus_photos/Home%20S%20and%20L/Solosan-StudioCityHomeSL1.jpg http://i...
by Gnomus
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Fox Inglewood Theater
Replies: 8
Views: 1466

Yes, it's a shame to lose the neon, but we did find the scripted Fox lettering from the marquee, tucked away in a closet (the metal frame, that is, minus the neon).
by Gnomus
Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Fox Inglewood Theater
Replies: 8
Views: 1466

Fox Inglewood Theater

Last week I had the privilege of going into the long-closed Fox Theater in Inglewood to shoot stills and video. This is a 1949 Art Moderne building by S. Charles Lee that has been closed for over 20 years. The theater is for sale, and the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation and others are lookin...
by Gnomus
Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

Modfan, the Wilshire Center location is on the list that Chris posted. However, it's not a stand alone building like most of the others; it's an office complex that they may have rented space in. Edit: I just saw a photo of this location when it was a HSL with art; that building was demoed for the l...
by Gnomus
Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

One block to the east of the Beverly Hills Home S&L is a First Bank location (9145 Wilshire Blvd) that happens to have some murals over the entrance. Photos taken November 25, 2009. EDIT: I found a web page which says that this is a Millard Sheets mural, but it was never a Home S&L. I can de...
by Gnomus
Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

The Beverly Hills HSL, from 1955. Mural by Millard Sheets (see credit) and sculptures by Renzo Fenci. Photos taken November 25, 2009. http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/Gnomus_photos/Home%20S%20and%20L/Solosan-1ChaseBank00006938.jpg http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/Gnomus_photos/Home%2...
by Gnomus
Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: In Praise of Googie Car Washes
Replies: 47
Views: 6987

Here are the two Zippy strips, hot off the presses: http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/Gnomus_photos/Z%20-%20Not%20My%20Photo/112309.gif Encino -- Premiere Car Wash, 17432 Ventura Blvd http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/Gnomus_photos/Z%20-%20Not%20My%20Photo/112409.gif Los Angeles - Magi...
by Gnomus
Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

The Santa Monica branch of Home S&L at 2600 Wilshire Blvd at 26th, mural by Millard Sheets. These photos were shot November 24, 2009. This location honors Santa Monica's beach culture with a frolicking family sculpture/fountain, mural of beach life, plus an additional sculpture. There is also a ...
by Gnomus
Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 23571

The Hollywood branch at 1500 N Vine St at Sunset, front shot in August 2009; back shot in November 2009. Mural by Millard Sheets and Susan Herte (?), executed by Dennis O'Connor, 1970. According to SFMosaic.com, O'Connor went on "...to produce over 80 mosaics for California branches of Home Sav...
by Gnomus
Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: INCREDIBLE Googie documentary from the 1980s.
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Great footage, really wonderful.
by Gnomus
Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Chicken Boy shop now open
Replies: 1
Views: 490

Been there!
Image
by Gnomus
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Circus peanuts.....
Replies: 7
Views: 843

I can't argue with you in regards to Good n' Plenty's graphic design work. Brilliant stuff. Awful candy, but great design/logo, etc.
by Gnomus
Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Santa Monica, Route 66 ceremony > Nov. 11
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Aaaaargh! My camera's in the shop!
by Gnomus
Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Utopian?
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Coward? That's not it at all, Slim! It's -- cough, cough -- just that I, ahem, don't look good in red. Blue is more my color, you see.

Of course, now I'm thinking about Gilligan's Island -- two gorgeous ladies there, no real competition in the man department, if you know what I mean...
by Gnomus
Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Circus peanuts.....
Replies: 7
Views: 843

At the risk of getting zapped off to some alternate universe with no candy (see Utopian? thread), I think I have to step in here in defense of the lowly Circus Peanut. They are far from the worst candy I've ever tasted, an honor I reserve for Good n' Plenty.
by Gnomus
Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Utopian?
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Well, what can I say? I brought this sad fate onto myself. However, would you be so good as to grant me one final request: send me to 1967 Star Trek. Only please not as a redshirt!
by Gnomus
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Utopian?
Replies: 8
Views: 658

You should have watched all the way through the end credits: The Living Voices, "Welcome," 1964 Of course, only space aliens could draw something that big that can only be appreciated from high altitude, which either means that Jim Denevan is masquerading as a human being, or all those cro...
by Gnomus
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Car dealerships
Replies: 53
Views: 7174

Shots from today: http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/Gnomus_photos/Miscellaneous/Solosan-ClippingerChevy00006948.jpg http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/Gnomus_photos/Miscellaneous/Solosan-ClippingerChevy00006952.jpg http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/Gnomus_photos/Miscellaneous/Sol...
by Gnomus
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Randy's Donuts, Los Angeles, California
Replies: 55
Views: 9722

Modfan, you're thinking of The Donut Hole which was a chain of its own and unrelated to the Big Donut Drive-Ins. It has two large fiberglass donuts on either end of a building. There are also a number of large donuts in the Long Beach area that are likewise independent of the Big Donuts. Mostly they...
by Gnomus
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: In Praise of Googie Car Washes
Replies: 47
Views: 6987

Back in '06, Bill Griffith did this Zippy comic strip based on my photos of the Lennox car wash. His November 23 and 24 strips of this year will feature the Encino Premiere Car Wash and the Magic Minute Car Wash. I'll post those as soon as they hit the streets. http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj2...

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