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John Lautner UPA Studio design

Postby Chris Merritt » Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:39 pm

A nice short article and photos can be found on the "Cartoon Modern" Blog here:

http://cartoonmodern.blogsome.com/2005/ ... n-lautner/

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Postby Tony » Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:58 pm

Tangaroa,

Thanks for the post! I haven't seen those shots before.

Unfortunately, very little of Lautner's commercial buildings survive. A tiny office building in Beverly Hills, the now altered Alto Capistrono headquarters, and the Lautner Motel are about it.

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thanks for this link!

Postby Pat Saperstein » Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:12 pm

Nice article...my dad owned this studio, and I hate to say, sold it to Disney, not for a parking lot but for an office building. Wish I had been old enough to change his mind, but I'm sure it would have been hard to resist Disney's $$$. I do have a cool animation cel of the building, though, and a few photos. I remember the great 50s style of this place when I visited as a kid...it was all pretty well intact until the '80s.

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Postby Tony » Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:17 pm

Pat,

Was your father the above mentioned Steve Busustow?

There is a Busustow Cabin project on Lautner's building list. I wonder if it was ever built? And if so, where was it located?

And please post the animation cell of the Studio!

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Postby deanna b » Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:29 am

MD wrote: I'm pretty sure that the actual location of Lautner's building was where that lot now stands (even though it is obviously part of a larger office building complexe).


The only herringbone parking lot I see there is the parking for the Smoke House restaurant. (I bet the UPA animators ate there often.) Haven't they always had parking there? Especially since the entrance to the restaurant is in the back, directly from that parking lot. I thought the UPA studios were where the big condo building just west of Smoke House's parking lot is now.


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