September 19, 1988
Readers of Krier's comprehensive article might be interested in knowing that the design trio of Charles Eames, George Nelson and Alexander Girard produced a multi-media cinema presentation (including "smellies") for the University of Georgia in the late '50s. The three-screen presentation, sidelined with large photo graphics, was emphasized with pertinent odors being fed through the air conditioning system of the small auditorium by Girard--exotic perfumes for the sequence of film down the Nile and incense for scenes of Gothic cathedrals.
August 2, 1987 |
For most of its 63 years, the downtown Variety Arts Center was known as the Figueroa Playhouse, home to the Friday Morning Club. It hosted such vaudeville and Hollywood superstars as Ed Wynn, Dick Powell and Clark Gable. Today, rock 'n' roll has taken over. The marquee on the five-story, Italian Renaissance-style building at 940 S. Figueroa St. is devoted to acts with such colorful names as the Hoodoo Gurus, Jello Biafra, Thelonious Monster, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Feelies.
August 31, 1986 |
"THE GOOD EARTH." The Feelies. Coyote. Like the Meat Puppets, the Feelies make laid-back guitar music with a spacey edge--new-wave folk music for yuppies. The Feelies are relatively new to this turf, having recently revamped their identity as an aggressively arty group of the brainy nerd variety. Formed six years ago by guitarists Glenn Mercer and Bill Million, the group has undergone extensive personnel changes, but its present incarnation is its most commercial to date.
September 26, 1999 |
We're still at Burbank Airport on a recent Friday night when my 9-year-old son, Robert, reveals himself as a true child of the Info Age. "Dad," he says, "when we get on the plane, can I use your laptop?" "Why?" "I want to get on the Internet." "How are you going to do that?" "Doesn't it have AOL?" I figure his question, technologically sophisticated in one way, also reflects a fundamental ignorance. "Son," I say, "you need some sort of communications connection to hook up with the Internet."
January 4, 1996 |
The small voice in his head whispered, "Go ahead, touch it." But Jason Fletcher couldn't quite make the move. He just stood in front of the cast of Richard Nixon's face and grimaced. "I've never really liked him because of his politics and this makes me uncomfortable," Fletcher explained at the Fullerton Museum Center, where Nixon's face is part of a "Touchable Sculpture" exhibit that continues through Feb. 11.
December 16, 2002 |
Michael Vick came through, then Shaun Alexander did him one better to win the game for Seattle. After Atlanta's Jay Feely missed a 36-yard field goal in overtime, Alexander ran 27 yards for a touchdown, giving the Seahawks a 30-24 victory Sunday. "I have to shoulder this burden," Feely said. "That's my job, to make field goals." Vick, who did little right through 3 1/2 quarters, led the Falcons tie the score with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Trevor Gaylor with 17 seconds left in regulation.