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by johnnyapollo
Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:13 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Nashville Tennessee MCM and Googie
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

by johnnyapollo
Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:12 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Clarksville Tennessee MCM and Googie
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

I've noticed something similar on those "zig-zag" roofs you see - I've got additional pics I'll post later.

-- Best, John
by johnnyapollo
Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:00 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Clarksville Tennessee MCM and Googie
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

Clarksville Tennessee MCM and Googie

This is a continuation of the thread entitled "Nashville Tennessee MCM and Googie." I split this part of my narrative out because it is a bit more personal - I grew up in Clarksville from the time I was in grade school though 2 years of college (I attended Austin Peay as a Computer Science major). I...
by johnnyapollo
Sun Mar 27, 2005 6:29 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Nashville Tennessee MCM and Googie
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

Nashville Tennessee MCM and Googie

I recently went to Nashvile Tennessee to visit my 82 year-old mother (she was being hospitalized for a mild stroke, so the circumstances weren't the best - however bringing my camera and "focusing" some of my attention on the localized scenery provided some much needed distraction). I also visited m...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Greatest Toy Ever
Replies: 35
Views: 5778

I had a lot fun with those Motorific cars and sets. I've owned quite a few of them. I still have the Alcan Hwy set and some loose cars I believe. Most of the cars I've sold over the years (my favorite car was an Astin Martin DB5 - one of my favorites since Sean Connery's Bond days) - it's funny how ...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:31 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Greatest Toy Ever
Replies: 35
Views: 5778

I had an Ideal version of those sets - a Supercity skyscraper set that was used in conjunction with their Motorific toy line. The "ideal" was to build a city around the highways for your Motorific cars to cruise about.

Image

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:59 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: John Delorean dies at 80
Replies: 27
Views: 72181

"Flight of the Navigator," right? And don't forget about "Max" with Peewee Herman's voice!

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:14 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: John Delorean dies at 80
Replies: 27
Views: 72181

I corrected my posting above (after burrowing more thoroughly into the article posted by synth space. Funny how the memory plays tricks - from looking at the ad (it was the back cover and I remember staring at it quite a bit - that particular catalog hung around the house for a while) - I remember t...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: John Delorean dies at 80
Replies: 27
Views: 72181

Actually the common finish was brush stainless, and then there was a 24K gold electroplated version that was advertized on the back of the American Express catalog - I remember seeing the original ad on my father's copy) - my understanding is that only a handful of these were actually produced (the ...
by johnnyapollo
Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: John Delorean dies at 80
Replies: 27
Views: 72181

John Delorean dies at 80

Well, he was a dubious character, but he gave us the Pontiac GTO (for you 60's fans) and the DeLorean DMC-12 (sort of retro-modern). http://channels.netscape.com/ns/autos/story.jsp?idq=/ff/story/0001%2F20050320%2F1359706612.htm&related=off&ewp=ewp_news_0305delorean I've personally always tho...
by johnnyapollo
Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:53 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "The Incredibles"
Replies: 48
Views: 29968

Do you catch the "Jack Jack Attack" short on disk 2? Their house gets pretty mangled in that - plus you get to see some architectural features not shown in the original film. Here's a list of easter eggs on the DVD: 1. From the main menu page, wait for the Omnidroid icon to appear, press right & the...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: WTD: Looking for Tex Avery Cartoons on DVD
Replies: 5
Views: 1649

I know that seller personally - his name is John Wells and I originally met him at a show here in Atlanta - I've run into him several times at the San Diego Comic Con and at other shows across the US. He's a very nice guy with a great collection of video. Understand that his videos are from many dif...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Northcrest Subdivision (Atlanta) in the Creative Loafing
Replies: 0
Views: 615

Northcrest Subdivision (Atlanta) in the Creative Loafing

Creative Loafing is a weekly urban culture paper that focuses on intown events (there are local versions with the same name in many cities, owned by the same publishing group). The Atlanta issue released today is a special "Urban Explorers" issue, featuring "10 Great Neighborhoods." My neighborhood ...
by johnnyapollo
Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Changing the look of fireplace
Replies: 54
Views: 12368

Hey SDR, In reference to firebrick - my fireplace does not have it, nor did it ever. Design unity - yes - however the interior of my fireplace is crumbling like a sandcastle left during incoming tide. I'm now looking for something to resurface - I'm thinking some type of firebrick but haven't seen a...
by johnnyapollo
Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:46 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "The Incredibles"
Replies: 48
Views: 29968

by johnnyapollo
Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Changing the look of fireplace
Replies: 54
Views: 12368

In the Southeast, the use of brick is common in MCM homes (every house in my neighborhood has a brick fireplace - some have brick walls in the living room with faux fireplace vent hoods - with a working fireplace in the basement). They used both formal and more commonly "clinker" brick, which looks ...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A-frames
Replies: 33
Views: 9398

Appears to be quite a few still standing (at least in the Southeast): http://www.koakampgrounds.com/where/tn/42102/photogallery/2.htm http://www.koakampgrounds.com/where/tn/42159/photogallery/1.htm http://www.koakampgrounds.com/where/tn/42125/photogallery/1.htm http://www.koakampgrounds.com/where/tn...
by johnnyapollo
Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A-frames
Replies: 33
Views: 9398

Noticed that KOA hasn't been mentioned in regards to A-frames. Most KOA campgrounds in this part of the world feature giant A-frames as the main admin building. Is this true on the west coast as well?

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Question about wooden wall paneling
Replies: 28
Views: 7226

Doesn't look like Oak to me - I'd go with Butternut (lighter walnut variation - usually found in the UK) or US Mahogany. It's def a veneer of some type - too much figuring for the typical lauan (I don't believe lauan was used much if at all on period doors/paneling - depends on the construction date...
by johnnyapollo
Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Movie: Be Cool - some interesting scenery
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

I am also a big fan of Get Shorty - this movie has a different take. I'm not sure if I can reveal much more without spoiling it for you. I was pleasantly surprised. There are some heavy-handed scenes, but they play out well in the general scheme of things. The film is filled with much irony, more in...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Mar 04, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Movie: Be Cool - some interesting scenery
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

Movie: Be Cool - some interesting scenery

Saw Be Cool tonight and really enjoyed it.

It has: Hollywood scenery, MCM houses, 60's furniture, everything from lounge to the Black Eyed Peas, tons of cameos and a few 70's Japanese robots to boot. Plus the cast and acting was pretty stellar. No spoilers from me, but I enjoyed it!

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Fri Mar 04, 2005 7:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Homeowner seeks change
Replies: 9
Views: 1323

Ouch - I cringe every time I see a nice MCM house with those garage doors. I haven't taken much time photographing some of the uglier remuddles in my neighborhood - I figure the less said the better. I'm thinking that even the marginal ones would provide some validation to some to wreck havok, so I'...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Mar 04, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My Door Project
Replies: 17
Views: 2306

I really have a thing for that pierced (cheese-grater?) brick. I've been assembling a collection of images - it's amazing the patterning that was done - and perhaps even more amazing that most of those patterns are no longer available. Here's a particularly interesting (perhaps overdone) example in ...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Mar 04, 2005 7:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Homeowner seeks change
Replies: 9
Views: 1323

Hopefully the homeowner can be dissuaded from that terrible curved atrium window. I like your Idea about extending the windows up - though if it were me I would do solid glass panels the width of the door and adjoining side light. I'm not real fond of having the lines unconnected as posted by that l...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My Door Project
Replies: 17
Views: 2306

by johnnyapollo
Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My Door Project
Replies: 17
Views: 2306

by johnnyapollo
Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Retrofuture
Replies: 0
Views: 621

Retrofuture

Thought this site was really interesting and that others here would appreciate:

http://www.retrofuture.com/index.html

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Real Estate Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 515

I agree - good job!

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Roofing a post and beam
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

by johnnyapollo
Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Roofing a post and beam
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

There was some good information about roofing here: http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2640&highlight=roof I'm not too familiar with polyeurethane roofing - I don't think it's something practiced much in the south. Can you provide some more information about it? Also, have you thought...

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