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by Dan O.
Fri Sep 17, 2004 3:38 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Permanent fun houses
Replies: 6
Views: 1913

I remember the Magic Pagoda, shortly after visiting for the first time it was closed. I always think of it whenever I watch Lady From Shanghai. On a slightly related subject I also have fond memories of a funhouse attraction at the L.A. County Fair (Pomona) with a sort of magic carpet theme. Aside f...
by Dan O.
Thu Sep 09, 2004 9:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Bakersfield, CA - Wright for 1.5mil
Replies: 2
Views: 1584

Bakersfield, CA - Wright for 1.5mil

Look what this money gets you outside of LA:

http://www.savewright.org/wright_on_the ... ablin.html
by Dan O.
Wed Aug 18, 2004 12:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Craig Elwood
Replies: 15
Views: 3699

There's a good book on Craig Ellwood called California Modern or you can by the UK version with a better cover titled Craig Ellwood: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1856692825/qid=1092861503/sr=1-4/ref=sr_1_9_4/026-0247235-7554878 Nice photos of his work and lots on interesting details abou...
by Dan O.
Wed Aug 18, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: BAD REMODELS BY IDIOTS
Replies: 21
Views: 4726

by Dan O.
Thu Jul 01, 2004 12:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Aquarium store on Beverly
Replies: 13
Views: 3050

It would appear that DWR is on it's way to becoming the Starbucks of modernist furniture; there are stores in Santa Monica and Pasadena as well. I regularly recieve a catalog from DWR just so I can laugh at the prices and have a reason for building my own furniture. One would expect virtually any su...
by Dan O.
Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Welton Beckett/Bullock's Pasadena
Replies: 1
Views: 691

Welton Beckett/Bullock's Pasadena

Does anyone know where I can find photos of Welton Beckett & Associates body of work, especially the 1947 Bullock's Pasadena? I found this old article while researching Welton Beckett on the web: http://www.cyberdyaryo.com/features/f2000_0727_01.htm I'm so thankful that the Pasadena store didn't mee...
by Dan O.
Thu Jun 17, 2004 12:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: UGLIEST building
Replies: 41
Views: 11142

If there is a hell then all the buildings in it were done by the same "architect" responsible for the baby-caca brown monstrosity at the northeast corner of Hollywood and Western. I would say the train-wreck of a structure I speak of doesn't even have enough character to be an example of really bad ...
by Dan O.
Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Formica laminate
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Perfect! I have several mis-matched countertops I'd like to replace with a nice stable plywood substrate with all the SAME formica pattern and aluminum t-molding.
by Dan O.
Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Formica laminate
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Formica laminate

Does anyone know where you can get Formica laminate ready to glue to the surface of your choice without ordering an entire countertop? I know Home Despot any possibly Lowes offer a Formica-like laminate in three or four generic colors but nothing I'd use for what I have in mind. It would be ideal if...
by Dan O.
Fri Jun 04, 2004 9:48 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Zody's
Replies: 96
Views: 42502

Zody's

Does anyone have any info on a So Cal discount chain called Zody's, they disappeared around the early eighties. I remember how I hated going to Zody's with my mom so she could by me some crappy new shoes that I'd eventually get my ass kicked over. I remember the store on Azusa ave. having a cavernou...
by Dan O.
Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Mod basher in LA Weekly
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

I don't think it's a matter of who is more deserving of credit, I think the debate is over what are and what really aren't modernist ideals. Modernism is unique in the area of design movements because I feel its true potential has yet to be realized. For instance: streamline modern or art nouveau ca...
by Dan O.
Mon Jan 12, 2004 2:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Friend Paper Co.
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Friend Paper Co.

I was in Pasadena last week and it would appear that some sort of action is taking place with the Friend Paper Co. and I'm sure it had nothing to do with preserving the beautiful building. I'm not a MODCOM member so what's going on with it? On an earlier drive through Pasadena I noticed the brillian...
by Dan O.
Mon Jan 12, 2004 1:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Mod basher in LA Weekly
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

I think many here are missing the point of Mr. Meyer's article. It should come as no surprise to any design-conscious individual living in LA that "modernism" (or an interpetation of it) is becoming trendy and is attracting a closer to mainstream audience; look at the number of modernist icons that ...
by Dan O.
Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: NEED HELP WITH 60'S APARTMENT BUILDING
Replies: 6
Views: 1767

Thanks for saving "just another old apartment building". Someone else saved a building close to my work in Santa Monica; they took a rather lackluster sixties building down on it's luck and rehabbed it into something very nice (and probably expensive, unfortunately). Ive been meaning to take some pi...
by Dan O.
Mon Nov 17, 2003 1:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Save the LA googie!
Replies: 11
Views: 2846

I'm sure the Arcadia Van De Kamps(?) is older than late seventies, I remember Sunday breakfasts there as a young lad in the mid seventies when it was Tiny Naylors (did Van De Kamps become Tiny Naylors?). The blue neon and turning windmill were functioning for years up until sometime in the eighties ...
by Dan O.
Mon Nov 17, 2003 12:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Hovercraft
Replies: 6
Views: 3574

Hoover Constellation

I recently found out that the original Hoover Constellation (the spherical, Saturnesque vacuum cleaner) had no wheels but used the exhaust ducted out the bottom to float like a hover-(hoover-)craft. The foating idea only worked well on a smooth hard surface (like a floor WITHOUT carpet) so was event...
by Dan O.
Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Architectual garbage
Replies: 21
Views: 3568

Architectual garbage

Is anyone else revolted by the horrific new building projects going on in and around Hollywood? What I've noticed has been a series of out of scale monstrosities painted in the worst possible colors slowly transforming Hollywood into a one urban "canyon" after another. Take a look at the Ralphs megl...
by Dan O.
Fri Oct 03, 2003 12:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Free Neutra house
Replies: 7
Views: 2400

Free Neutra house

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=12605

Has anyone seen this? Looks like some joker wants someone to remove the "burden" of a wonderful house from his property so he can do lord knows what with it.
by Dan O.
Tue Sep 30, 2003 2:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: 1961 custom built in West LA
Replies: 0
Views: 675

1961 custom built in West LA

I drove by this place on my commute home last night. Unfortunately I can't come close to affording it but compared to what this kind of money buys in Los Feliz this is a steal. I didn't see the inside but from the exterior the house is an absolute jewel, very representative of the period without bei...

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