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by Adriene
Sat May 24, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Survey LA - submit YOUR historic sites
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Yes, this is a great opportunity and everyone's invited to submit their favorite buildings. I just submitted Chris N' Pitts No. 4 in Bellflower with a friend. (FYI, this was an error--SurveyLA will cover City of L.A. only, not County) I hope you'll all join us for the next Modcom meeting, I've invit...
by Adriene
Sat May 24, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Premiere Lanes Bowl, Santa Fe Springs, demolition
Replies: 10
Views: 818

I'm here right now. It's true, the entire place is closed, without even a thank you to loyal patrons for the past 48-50 years. They were wrapping up an auction held earlier today. Apparently the property owner sold to a developer who plans to demo. Eric, we have to try to save the sign, there's noth...
by Adriene
Sat May 17, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Restored S. Charles Lee DWP to reopen Monday
Replies: 2
Views: 176

This is great news, and both of these are such incredible S. Charles Lee designs!
by Adriene
Thu May 15, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA ModCom meeting >> Monday, May 19
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Thanks, Chris -- hope to see you all there!!
by Adriene
Thu May 08, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Farewell Robert Nudelman, Hollywood Heritage
Replies: 10
Views: 498

There's so much I could write about Robert, but I can't stop the tears that keep welling up in my eyes. Since hearing the news yesterday I am still in shock. I will forever miss seeing Robert around town, at hearings, at the Cinematheque, at paper shows...but most of all, I will miss this passionate...
by Adriene
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33519

See you all tomorrow!!
by Adriene
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33519

FLYER TO BE POSTED SOON, SEE http://www.roadsidepeek.com/ PLEASE JOIN US THIS SAT, APR. 19TH TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HARVEY'S BROILER AND WELCOME BOB'S BIG BOY TO TOWN! CRUISE ON OVER TO THE BROILER BETWEEN NOON - 6PM LOCATION: 7447 E. FIRESTONE BLVD., DOWNEY TAKE A FEW PIX...MAYBE EVE...
by Adriene
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Burbank, CA: Frank's Coffe Shop sold
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

I visited Frank's yesterday and met the new owner. I happened to have my Johnie's Broiler file with me, so I was showing him pix and explaining that Bob's Big Boy is rebuilding this amazing 1958 Googie drive-in restaurant in Downey and how fortunate he is to have purchased a completely intact 1957 G...
by Adriene
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33519

THIS IS THE MOMENT WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING & WORKING FOR!!!!!!! http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_8858810 http://www2.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8857848 Johnie's Broiler to be Rebranded By Samantha Gonzaga, Staff Writer Article Launched: 04/08/2008 09:38:41 PM PDT DOWNEY - Fifteen months aft...
by Adriene
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33519

THIS IS THE MOMENT WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING & WORKING FOR!!!!!!! http://www2.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8857848 Bob's Big Boy to replace Johnie's By Samantha Gonzaga, Staff Writer Article Launched: 04/08/2008 09:38:41 PM PDT DOWNEY - Fifteen months after an illegal demolition, a year-long building ...
by Adriene
Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33519

We're still waiting on the lease signing, but everything's looking good so far.
by Adriene
Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Burbank, CA: Frank's Coffe Shop sold
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

I'm really sad to hear this, the owners of Frank's are so nice, always friendly to us and the studio employees from Nickelodeon who stop by for lunch. We'll need to keep an eye on Frank's and be sure to patronize it -- there are so few authentic 50s Googie coffee shops left now, especially around th...
by Adriene
Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33519

We should know by Wednesday -- the City of Downey will be making the official announcement.

The Broiler's 50th anniversary is coming up in just a few weeks, Kevin and Burny are working on a flyer for the big celebration!
by Adriene
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33519

Stand by, everyone . . . we should have word by Friday confirming that the
lease between Bob's and Christos has been signed!!

This is a huge moment for all of us who have been doing everything we can to keep Johnie's standing long enough for it to be rescued!!
by Adriene
Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Culver Carburetor
Replies: 1
Views: 255

I'm glad you noticed this, Chris. Back around the time we were working on the Derby nomination, I showed Marcello this great little building as I felt sure it was an early drive-in. He pulled the original building permits which show that it opened in either 1947 or 1949 as "Dopey's Drive-In&quo...
by Adriene
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33519

This is a great chance to participate!! Keep up-to-date with the latest news here: http://www.saveharveysbroiler.com/ If you can't attend tonight's meeting in person, please take a minute to write Downey City Councilmembers. They have been bending over backwards to work with us to preserve Johnie's ...
by Adriene
Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33519

HI EVERYONE, WE CAN POST COMMENTS GIVING OUR SUPPORT TO BOB'S BY GOING TO THE END OF THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE AT THE LONG BEACH PRESS TELEGRAM LINK AND POSTING THERE. http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8299324 Jonie's Broiler may become Bob's Big Boy LOCAL: Franchise owner would preserve still-standi...
by Adriene
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33519

We need all of you to show up in support of Bob's Big Boy rebuilding the Broiler at the next Downey City Council meeting!!!! 7pm Tues., Feb. 26th, 2008 It's ESSENTIAL that all of us attend this meeting in person! The Coalition will be bringing banners and showing our support, but we can't do it with...
by Adriene
Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942 - Feb. 23
Replies: 2
Views: 104

This is a great place and fun event, lots of authentic 1940s atmosphere, big band music and swing dancing. I went with my pals John and Cameron a few of years ago and we had a terrific time!
by Adriene
Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: "Casablanca" hangar facade moved
Replies: 5
Views: 353

...and a cut-out for the plane!!
by Adriene
Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Eldon Davis!
Replies: 1
Views: 158

...and I was there rooting him on!! Eldon ROCKS!
by Adriene
Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Conservancy Modern Committee Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 19
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Come to see this interesting circa 1925 landmark! You'll also have a chance to see five vintage photos of Johnie's Broiler that you've probably never seen before! One is a COLOR nighttime view of the Broiler in the late 1960s, maybe 1970s that we scanned from their business card! There'll also be mo...
by Adriene
Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33519

Let's all keep our fingers crossed on this deal................!
there is confirmed interest from Bob's, with lots of number
crunching and politics going on behind the scenes. More as
things develop.
by Adriene
Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Los Angeles Neon Sign Updates/Alterations/Losses
Replies: 60
Views: 6881

That's more like it!! Yay!!
by Adriene
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Googie style's stomping ground
Replies: 17
Views: 716

Truro, thanks for joining us, as a Googie adorer and preservationist, I'm enjoying the conversations. Have to agree with Nichols, but please keep in mind we're working in a preservation capacity which gives us a different perspective altogether. As Truro, I thought you'd especially appreciate Futuro...
by Adriene
Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Dec 29th! Last RIALTO Screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Okay, here's the info from the RHPS Official Fan Site for tonite's show: http://www.rockyhorror.com/news/ Theatre Has Final RHPS Show After 30 Years The Rialto Dec 27 2007 - In August 2007, The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Rialto in South Pasadena, CA was shut down. With RHPS' first showing ther...
by Adriene
Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Dec 29th! Last RIALTO Screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Dec 29th! Last RIALTO Screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show

Word just in that a banner's going up right now that says The Rialto Theatre Pasadena -- which just closed recently -- will be screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW for one last time on Saturday night, December 29th! More info as it comes in Let's all meet at the great old Rialto for this surprise...
by Adriene
Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Johnny's Broiler
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Thanks for your July 31st post, Chris -- why I just finished up reading an agreement pertaining to Johnie's this very minute! You're right -- everyone should adopt a building they feel strongly about and just take care of that one building. It would definitely make a difference! Don't forget to come...
by Adriene
Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Downey, Ca, NORDIC FOX, A-frame coffee shop
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

We're working on this...looks like things have settled down for now. Keep your fingers crossed! We want Joe and Jane to stay and keep The Fox running! They were great hosting our Ghost Cruise for Johnie's, too!
by Adriene
Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: PARASOL TO REOPEN AS MEL'S DRIVE-IN
Replies: 33
Views: 4452

Dear BoxOutBM, Glad to hear you've been following The Parasol saga! I couldn't log onto your site, but it looks like you must live in the Cliff May tract nearby. A great neighborhood, I helped photograph it for the feature in CA Modern magazine. Scroll thru for before & after pix & articles:...

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