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New members say HELLO here...
Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2002 7:10 am
If you're new to the Modern Committee, or if you're just joining this board, please, post a reply HELLO here...
Tell us a little about yourself while you're at it!
Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2002 1:09 am
I'm new. My name is Victor Moreno, but everyone just calls me Vic. I got invited to join this forum by Mary-Margaret via e-mail so I thought I'd pop in and say hello, so hi!
Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2002 1:40 pm
Glad you joined... and Cool avatar!
I think you will find lots of kindred spirits as this board gets rolling... we'll cross over from our old board in about 2weeks now. so definitely check back in with us.
Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2002 8:43 am
I am a docent for the Conservancy on the Pershing Square Tour and am a member of the Conservancy's Legal Committee. I love the old message board and check in on a daily basis, although I never registered and rarely posted anything. The new message board looks like its going to be even better!
My partner and I live in the Franklin Hills area of Los Feliz in a 1952 mid-century modern house. We LOVE to read the postings about new mid-century modern houses for sale and frequently go look at them for fun... Keep those postings coming!
Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2002 7:31 am
my name is Tobias and I joined because m-m invited me. I'm the guy who's been programming the soon-to-come building database. I hope it'll be up and running by next week so you guys will have enough time working with it until I'll be in LA in October.
Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2002 1:38 pm
My name is Trader Woody, I'm English, and have joined via the TikiCentral website. I enjoy showering half-baked opinions on topics I know nothing about and hope to continue the theme here.......
Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2002 1:41 pm
My name's Hanford Lemoore and I run http://www.tikiroom.com
, home of a forum dedicated to Tiki Culture (Tiki Bars, music, collectables, arcitecture). It's pretty popular and has a ton of great people and info on it.
Megamail turned me on to this forum... happy to be here!
Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2002 7:22 am
My name is Patrick McNeal. I heard about this forum from Cherry Capri at Tiki Central. Great to be here!
Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2002 9:18 pm
Neat picture, Patrick, and great website! I look forward to returning to it. I still have my Biotron, which I got almost exactly 25 years ago.
Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2002 9:49 am
Thanks! I started on a redesign on the site in January and promptly got distracted by a thousand other things. I really need to get going on it again as the rereleases of the Micronauts figures are due in October.
Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2002 3:39 am
Howdy to all the folks here.
My name is Paul and I am also coming from the Tiki Central site courtesy of Cherry Capri. I have always had a thing for mid-century and googie architecture and retro "stuff". Damn glad to be here.
Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2002 2:44 am
Hi, this looks like a great new message board!
I want to ask Franklin Hills if he knows of any Pershing Square ghost stories? My husband works in the Pacific Center and everyone he talks to seems to be experiencing something...I know the Conservancy is housed there too. Has anyone seen or heard anything odd? There are a lot of stories about a man who was killed by a street car at the turn of the century showing up headless on one of the floors of the building!! I really hope the Broadway project is realized...downtown is such a beautiful time warp!
Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2002 7:14 pm
You mean to say Micronauts are going to make a comeback? I'll send you a private e-mail via your profile as Micronauts are a bit OT (although they represent a '70s view of the future, and they had Monorail City), or you can write me the same way.
I still have the first few years of the comics, too.
I'm a new Palm Springs Modcom member
Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2002 2:07 pm
Hello, I'm Peter Moruzzi the founding Chair of the Palm Springs Modern Committee. We are a local preservation group that is focused on advocacy and education for Modern design in the desert.
Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2002 1:26 pm
I'm kind of a lurker/occasional poster. My interest in modern furnishings/architecture goes back several years and I thought I had really found a great career niche when I started working for Echoes magazine. Unfortunately, that magazine has drifted off the radar but my interest in all things modern has not.
If anyone wants a list of the case study houses with addresses, let me know - I compiled it before moving here so I could eventually drive by them all (have yet to accomplish that one).
Or, if anyone is thinking of starting a magazine devoted to LA modernism . . . and wants a salesperson/writer/person with many years of publishing experience . . . let me know!
Good luck with the new board! Very impressive!
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2002 8:53 am
Hello All. I'm Joe.
I post occasionally from my mid-century bunker located 856.49 miles to the north, according to www.mapquest.com
. While restoring my 1955 Cliff May home, I have picked up habits like collecting mid-century modern furniture, researching and collecting all-things Eichler, including books and articles on A. Quincy Jones & Freddrick Emmons, Anshen+Allen, and Claude Oakland. Other architects of interest include Cliff May, Chris Choate, Palmer & Krisel, Ed Fickett, Craig Ellwood, and just about anything Case Study House related.
I also enjoy fine music, like what you'll find at The Bachelor Pad at http://www.soltec.net/~java/
I am one of few Oregonians who actually love LA and California.
Professionally, I am graphic designer. I recently helped M-M with design of the Balboa Highlands Eichler web site. Outside of design, I have two articles to be published on the Eichler Network in October.
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2002 2:44 pm
my name is terry house and i got hooked on the mod com message board after buying a mid-century house in palm springs - an alexander with a butterfly roof!
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2002 11:11 pm
Wow - it's great seeing so many folks already from out of So Cal.
Hi Terry! Do keep us up to date on all that is going on in Palm Springs. Do you have pics of your home posted anywhere? Have you ever seen the Alexander's in Northridge?
Hello, I'm Patti
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2002 5:13 am
I'm Patti. Not exactly a member of the "Modernist" group, but I do admire some of it, and I admit to being around for some of it.
I do have an interest in certain L.A. and Pasadena area things. I had e-mailed before to ask if anyone remembered Northcott's Restaurant, which was on South Lake Ave. in Pasadena. It was a somewhat frilly "Ladies who lunch" place, freqeunted by shoppers from the late lamented Bullocks and I.Magnins. If anyone remembers, I would like to hear from you.
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2002 9:27 am
thanks for the welcome, m-m...i've been around the board for about a year now.
i've not seen the alexanders in northridge, though i think i know roughly where they are. do you know cross streets, etc., where i might find the largest concentration of them?
Re: Hello, I'm Patti
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2002 7:13 pm
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2002 5:31 pm
Its good to be on the new board.
Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2002 5:01 am
Anyone remember the old Northcott's Restaurant that was on South Lake Ave. in Pasadena? Anyone who wants to reminisce about that, or other old landmarks on South Lake, such as the late, lamented I. Magnins or Bullocks, feel free to get in touch with me.
Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2002 5:55 am
Just here to say hello
Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 3:48 pm
Am I a new member? I went to the last mod com meeting and plan to go to the next. Does that mean I'm in the group?
Anyway, my name is Laura Friedman and I live in a 1954 Modern house in the Glendale foothills. I am a dealer in Mid-Century Modern art glass, which I sell through my website PlanetGlass.net.
The board seems to be a great way to unite those interested in preservation, and to make everyone aware of what's going on. I had noticed the Federal Bank building on Brand Blvd., but knew nothing about it or its threatened state until I attended the Mod Com meeting. The Glendale City Council really is a bunch of bozos.
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2002 1:40 am
thanks for joining the discussion. yes, anyone who comes to meetings or writes on our message board is automatically a member - well i guess anyone who loves Modern - even if they haven't been to a meeting or discovered us here yet - is an honorary member
I am amazed that for a board that is only about a week old - we already have so many members! welcome aboard, keep coming back, and let us know when you hear of any preservation news...
Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2002 11:15 pm
Hello all. I just joined the group. I'm a Los Angeles resident, that just escaped Laguna Niguel(just add water insta- houses). I'm a tiki artist and all-around nerd.
Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2002 10:33 am
ooh, you can use violet type here on the new board. And to think I was so skeptical.....
Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2002 8:38 am
Greetings from Albuquerque, NM!
I lived in LA for about 2 1/2 years but am now currently in New Mexico. Why? I'm not really too sure but that's another topic...
I have owned and renovated many mid century homes over the years including a great one in the Hollywood Hills. I now live in a Bart Prince designed home that's pretty terrific and it works well with the modern furniture collected over the years.
I am still emotionally connected with the LA scene and hope this forum will continue to keep me up to date and what's happening around town.
New kid on the block
Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 1:14 pm
hey..I have been a silent lurker for some time..I hope to meet some of you at the next monthly meeting (which should be shortly correct?)
It all started with my first Vespa..then came more Vespas...midcentury modern furniture..and hopefully soon a modern abode to house it all...
I am new to LA and even newer to Santa Monica. I thought this would be an excellent way to meet other people with similar quirky interests..
Thats all for now...
Hope to talk to some of you soon..