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by deanna b
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: 1928 Los Angeles in Changeling
Replies: 5
Views: 1716

Re: 1928 Los Angeles in Changeling

Somebody in this clip comments that City Hall is the only preserved building downtown; can't be anyone who has recently walked around the area. Dave http://lahtc.blogspot.com/2007/05/broadway-then-now.html (Just as an example. Click on the photo there to really marvel at how little changed on that ...
by deanna b
Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Foster's Freeze
Replies: 3
Views: 3315

This is the third oldest Foster Freeze in the Los Angeles County Area http://www.savehistoricoldtorrance.com/Restaurants.asp The L.A. History Blog claims that the two older remaining are Hawthorne and Glendale, but the old Glendale location that they show (at 235 S. Glendale Ave at Colorado, not Gl...
by deanna b
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Glendale, Charles Phoenix March 12
Replies: 0
Views: 198

Glendale, Charles Phoenix March 12

Charles Phoenix Thursday, March 12, 7 pm Glendale Public Library Auditorium, 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale From the kitsch to the classic, Charles Phoenix loves the world of mid-century design and American Culture. The nationally known humorist and photo collector discusses his colorful coffee t...
by deanna b
Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Time Capsule Opening
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Here's the photos: http://theburbanktimes.com/specialpages/time_capsule_photos_from_1959.htm There's a couple views of the Smoke House, a Googie car wash, and if you look really carefully, there's what looks like one of the original Bob's Big Boy locations (on San Fernando, I think) in the backgroun...
by deanna b
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Googie motel in Long Beach to become condos and retail?
Replies: 34
Views: 11523

I'm pretty sure that's the Seaport Marina in an ad shown during the 2009 Super Bowl (around 0:16).



(A little later, the same ad also shows the marquee of the Warner Grand in San Pedro.)
by deanna b
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Levitz
Replies: 15
Views: 5207

Glendale's giant Levitz neon sign is no more. I just saw it off of the 5 freeway refaced with a new tenant's black and white painted sign — some bland neon but no Levits. Dammit. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/deannab/misc4/levitz1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/deannab/misc4/...
by deanna b
Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: 1966 Sambo's Coffee Shop, Boise, Idaho
Replies: 13
Views: 9836

Here's a somewhat similar ex-Sambo's in San Diego, only with twice as many zig-zags, right across from the Old Town train station. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/deannab/misc4/perry_l.jpg ETA: I'm pretty sure Twains used to be a Tiny Naylor's. Whether it was anything before that, I don't kno...
by deanna b
Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Hollywood and Vine fire
Replies: 13
Views: 2688

Preservationists hoping to save the facade of a Richard Neutra-designed building at Hollywood's most famous corner have been told they are 70 years too late to stop demolition.... http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-demolish31-2008oct31,0,1651042.story So they don't consider the 1942 remodel by...
by deanna b
Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LA, jazzman Jack Sheldon Nov. 28
Replies: 1
Views: 191

He still performs nearly every Thursday at Jax Bar and Grill in Glendale, which is in the old 1924 Lexington Hotel building (now operated by Howard Johnson)

http://www.jaxbarandgrill.com/jazz_schedule.htm
by deanna b
Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Giant objects-pic of the neighborhood
Replies: 5
Views: 2509

Oh yes, we have those palm tree ones all over SoCal, and they plant real trees right next to them to "blend them in." It's funny, when it's really windy, they stand out like a sore thumb! :D There's a palm tree tower next to both places where Sepulveda Blvd. crosses under the 405. Not tha...
by deanna b
Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Norms closing
Replies: 8
Views: 1892

Does anyone know if that San Gabriel location started out as a Norms? I never went to that one before the 1990s, so I don't know its history, but it always looked like it either was originally a 1970s Bob's Big Boy or it was designed by the same architect. Did Norms lose their lease (which often mea...
by deanna b
Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: South Pasadena - Laurel & Hardy w/ Wurlitzer - Sept. 21
Replies: 0
Views: 210

South Pasadena - Laurel & Hardy w/ Wurlitzer - Sept. 21

Not Mid-Century by any stretch of the imagination, but of general local historical interest: (And how did South Pasadena High School wind up with a Mighty Wurlitzer?) Anyway, the flyer says: Save This Date - Sept. 21 at 3:30 p.m. Silent Comedy Film Festival with Live Organ Accompaniment and hand-cra...
by deanna b
Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bob's Big Boy is back
Replies: 22
Views: 6442

Here's a current list of all the Bob's stores in greater Los Angeles. I'm glad to post more as I hear of openings. Thanks! :D Bob's Big Boy 21090 Golden Springs Drive Diamond Bar, CA Bob's Big Boy 21090 Golden Springs Drive Walnut, CA These two would be the same one, right? Bob's Big Boy 2191 S Har...
by deanna b
Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Farrell's is on the Way Back
Replies: 16
Views: 4758

Here's my photos of the Santa Clarita Farrell's, taken a few months ago: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/deannab/misc3/farrells_7393.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/deannab/misc3/farrells_7394.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/deannab/misc3/farrells_7395.jpg http://img.pho...
by deanna b
Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Farrell's is on the Way Back
Replies: 16
Views: 4758

Over on the MiceChat board, on a thread titled "Revive Farrell's Ice Cream in DCA" , "FARRELLSisBACK" posted: HELLO EVERYONE! IT IS GREAT TO HEAR THAT SO MANY OF YOU WANT FARRELL'S TO OPEN IN DCA. OUR COMPANY, PARLOUR ENTERPRISES INC BASED IN LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA IS THE OWNER OF THE...
by deanna b
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bob's Big Boy is back
Replies: 22
Views: 6442

I'm really glad Bob's is restoring and moving into Johnie's/Harvey's Broiler. I can't wait for it to open. But that only leaves two original Bob's locations, Toluca Lake and Glendale, right? Shame to lose the third. And speaking of Glendale Bob's, I really wish they'd give their Big Boy statues a li...
by deanna b
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: where in the world is sky not in san diego?
Replies: 14
Views: 9607

by deanna b
Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Sleepy Bear is Everywhere...
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

Ha, and guess where I'm reading this from?

Hang on...

*grabs items* *takes photo*

Okay, here's the current bear. He reminds me of Chuck E. Cheese.

Image
by deanna b
Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Alpine Village in Torrance > Illegal demolition
Replies: 6
Views: 2085

thank you so much for documenting this lynx! how i wish someone had more pictures of old town mall in torrance. http://peopletron.blogspot.com/search/label/Old%20Towne%20Mall http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/e115/evigan/OldTowneMallPostcard.jpg Halfway down on this page http://nths-saxonalumni.org...
by deanna b
Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Amusement parks of yesteryear
Replies: 31
Views: 10542

I just spoke with my friend who worked on the miniature pier/amusement park for the film 1941. She personally did not use any historical reference, though, as I said before, a book claims Pacific Ocean Park was the model (even though it wasn't open in 1941). But before it was redesigned as Pacific ...
by deanna b
Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: googie tour in LA Times
Replies: 10
Views: 2002

by deanna b
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Randy's Donuts, Los Angeles, California
Replies: 55
Views: 33469

Bellflower Bagels in Bellflower. The donut has been repainted with light purple spots; raisins, I presume... http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj262/Gnomus_photos/Big%20Donut%20Drive%20In/Bellflower-BellflowerBagels.jpg Notice how this one has its giant donut held up by a tall single post in front...
by deanna b
Sun May 04, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Algemac's Closing
Replies: 23
Views: 9234

Empty lot now.
by deanna b
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Canadian West Coast Modern icon recently demolished
Replies: 14
Views: 2626

But in recent years, the house has fallen into a desperate state of disrepair. "Every beam is twisting and buckling, apparently," says West Vancouver Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones. If that were true, wouldn't all the glass have broken? Too many times, owners have falsely claimed massive da...
by deanna b
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Disneyland's "It's a Small World" in danger
Replies: 26
Views: 3375

The reason given, in a link in this thread: http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=11097 (about the monorails) was that the waterway needs to be deeper. It seems the riders are now much fatter than when it was first installed. (I know I am) So, that's the reason that they're tearing out the ...
by deanna b
Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: New monorails at Disneyland
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Take with a slight grain of salt, but... http://www.miceage.com/allutz/al022608a.htm The usually semi-informed sections of the Disney rumor mill now say that the problem was just that the hot shoes that pick up the DC power were the wrong size or were installed wrong, but now it's been fixed so tha...
by deanna b
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: New monorails at Disneyland
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Take with a slight grain of salt, but...

by deanna b
Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Spires Monrovia (and possibly others) to be demolished
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Spires Monrovia (and possibly others) to be demolished

I don't know how architectually significant the octagonal Spires restaurants are, but there's going to be at least one fewer. Talking with the waitress and a concerned couple at an adjoining table who had already even talked to the mayor of Monrovia about this, it seems that the owner of the franchi...

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