HOME & GARDEN
August 15, 2009 |
When Ron Frank donated five boxes of mailers, photos and magazine ads to the Getty Research Institute's architecture and design collection in May, one might have wondered what a distinguished scholarly organization would want with marketing paraphernalia from a defunct furniture store. Once the box tops came off, the answer was clear. Showroom photos taken by the renowned Julius Shulman and Marvin Rand, a 1962 patent application for a convertible couch, examples of innovative graphic design from the 1940s to the 1970s, even original photographs by midcentury icon Charles Eames -- all reflected aspects of a landmark Long Beach store called Frank Bros.
September 30, 1999 |
They were feeling pretty smug around the University of Southern California. Time magazine and the Princeton Review named USC the "college of the year," pointing out their admirable community service programs. But then the Trojan football team lost to Oregon 33-30 last Saturday, and quarterback Carson Palmer got sidelined with a broken collarbone. No matter. There is life beyond football at USC. Really. USC is the oldest university in the West.
October 25, 2001
7:30pm Pop Music Venezuelan rock en espanol group Los Amigos Invisibles, fresh off performances at this summer's big Watcha Tour, brings its seductive rumba-funk sound back to Orange County to the more intimate confines of Anaheim's House of Blues. * Los Amigos Invisibles, House of Blues, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim. 7:30 p.m. $15. (714) 778-2583.
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November 5, 2000 |
If there is one image that captures both the spirit of 20th-century design and the promise of a modern Los Angeles, it is a photograph of Carlotta Stahl's living room. The picture depicts two young women relaxing in a steel and glass box, seemingly suspended over the twinkling lights of a sprawling Los Angeles that stretches to the horizon and beyond.
HOME & GARDEN
August 24, 2006 |
Just listed: 2BR, 2BA. Nice street. Great views. $2.5 million OBO. THE price would be crazy if the property in question wasn't Case Study House No. 21, the late Pierre Koenig's 1958 landmark in the hills of West Hollywood. Owner Mark Haddawy has announced that he's putting the house up for auction -- and all of its period furnishings are going with it. "I never thought I'd sell it," says Haddawy, co-owner of the vintage clothing store Resurrection.
June 4, 2008 |
The private owner of a Laurel Canyon home designed by Austrian architect Rudolf Schindler has donated the property to the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, the center announced today. The Modernist home is the third Schindler residence to come under the stewardship of the nonprofit MAK Center, which owns the mid-Wilshire Mackey Apartment House (1939) and has its headquarters in Schindler House (1921-22), the late architect's own residence on Kings Road in West Hollywood.
September 29, 2005 |
"NIGHT STALKER," which premieres tonight on ABC, is the slightly retitled remake of the 1970s ABC series "Kolchak: The Night Stalker," featuring the great Darren McGavin as a crime reporter nosing about in the world of vampires and other weird beasties. McGavin has been digitally inserted into a scene in tonight's episode and, although there are a few decent spook-show thrills, nothing else here is as scary as that.
January 18, 1998 |
The minute Kathy Guild walked into the Los Feliz house she now owns, she told her real estate agent, "I'll take it." She had just spent a year searching for a pedigreed house that perfectly typified its architectural style and had seen firsthand all too many bastardized L.A. gems. So discovering this mid-century J.R. Davidson home in near-mint condition was an unexpected coup. "Most of these houses had been molested by remodels in the '70s," she says.