July 17, 2009 |
If Southern California and its culture were built on salesmanship, Julius Shulman sold the place as well as anyone. The hugely influential architectural photographer, who died Wednesday at 98, turned snapshots of the region's buildings -- in particular, Modernist houses by Richard Neutra, Pierre Koenig, John Lautner and others -- into crisply alluring campaigns for life in sunny, cosmopolitan and forward-looking Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2010 |
Gerald McCabe, a furniture designer whose passion for woodworking and love of music led to the creation of the Santa Monica folk music institution McCabe's Guitar Shop, died Sunday in Eugene, Ore., two days after suffering a heart attack. He was 82. McCabe left his namesake operation before it became celebrated for the intimate concerts that have been held there for decades, but in its earliest days the store, on Pico Boulevard a block west of its current location, played a crucial role in the evolution of the Southern California folk music community.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.