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And don't forget Craig Ellwood!

Postby Chimay » Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:15 am

Craig Ellwood is one of the most quintessential California architects.

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Postby Chimay » Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:20 am

OK, so it looks like somebody beat me to it! I always wondered who had designed that house in Matchstick Men. That place was great.

We should start a forum on MCM houses in movies, TV shows, and commercials. Like the houses in the Pizza Hut, NetFlicks, Dish TV, and Lincoln Navigator/Aviator commercials... Actually, it seems like most commercials these days are filmed in MCM homes...

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Postby Joe » Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:01 am

oh yes, Ain. Mar Vista, Park Planned Homes, etc

When I think of Ellwood, I always think of Texas since every bio says he from there. But that was his childhood. He is, indeed, a left coaster.

Speaking of Ellwood, I read something strange not too long ago that Craig Ellwood was just the office name and many people in the Ellwood office answered as Craig Ellwood. Has anyone ever heard of this? I have only read a little bit on Ellwood architecture, not the person.

I didn't mean to leave out those greats out of the list I randomly spewed forth. There are many more. Maybe worthy of another thread?
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Would be a good thread, agreed.

Postby Chimay » Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:10 am

To answer your Ellwood question, I hadn't heard that others answered the office phones as him. But as you probably know, I don't think he was ever certified as an architect, technically speaking, so his army of assistants usually did the implementation and drafting of his designs. Perhaps that's where the rumour comes from? Or perhaps it's true? Given how eccentric he was, I would not be surprised.

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Postby bearch » Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:24 am

I understand that Craig Elwood was not actually his real name - so maybe that's where it came from.

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Craig Ellwood

Postby scottkaycee » Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:25 pm

Craig Ellwood adopted this name at the age of 25, was born John Burke of Clarendon, Texas. Flirted with an acting career. Post WW II he started a construction company to aid war veterans in obtaining home loans. In front of their office was a liquor store "Lords and Elwood" (one "L") They added Craig for effect. Burke later adopted the name to give the company a "human" face ala "Remmington Steele" Paraphrased frrom"2G International Architecture Review : Craig Ellwood 15 Houses N.12/1999/IV

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Craig Ellwood

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Ellwood in San Diego

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Agree with you there, Joe

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Re: Craig Ellwood Paintings

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Craig Ellwood Correction

Postby Robert Bacon, AIA-E » Sat Nov 06, 2004 8:14 am

See "Craig Ellwood Correction" on ModCom Main Discussion Forum, posted Oct. 21, 2004.

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