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December 27, 2010 | By Dinah Eng
A Midcentury Modern home above the Sunset Strip in Hollywood Hills stands in tribute to its designer, Los Angeles architect Bernard Zimmerman, and the man for whom it was built, architectural photographer Marvin Rand. Zimmerman, who helped found the architecture department at Cal Poly Pomona, also co-founded the Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design and helped create the Architecture and Design Museum. Rand, perhaps best known for his eye-catching images of the circular Capitol Records building in Hollywood and the Hunt House in Malibu, chronicled more than five decades of architectural history in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
June 4, 2008 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
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.
April 25, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
Xavier Veilhan, the Paris-based artist who last year turned Richard Neutra's VDL House in Silver Lake into a startling temporary gallery and later transformed Pierre Koenig's Case Study House No. 21 into a ghostly, smoke-filled, one-night-only installation, took over John Lautner's Sheats-Goldstein residence Wednesday evening for the third installment of his “Architectones” series in L.A. Veilhan showed four works, the centerpiece of which was...
April 22, 2011 | By Barbara Thornburg, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Julius Shulman received his first Eastman Kodak Brownie as a gift while in high school. Brownie in hand, he proceeded to prodigiously photograph the bridges, streets and buildings of Los Angeles, as well as the local mountains he loved to hike, recalls Judy McKee, the daughter of the iconic photographer, who died two years ago at age 98. "My dad never missed an opportunity to take a photograph. We'd be driving along and he'd suddenly see something: 'Oh, look at that!' Then he'd stop the car, grab his camera, sometimes even climb up on the hood.
March 22, 2007 | David A. Keeps, Times Staff Writer
WHEN actress Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott bought a Fallbrook bed-and-breakfast for their new reality TV show, "Tori & Dean: Inn Love," the design brief was simple. "No floral sofas and no doilies," says Mike Valles, co-founder of Interior Illusions, the West Hollywood store that outfitted the newly christened Chateau La Rue (named for Spelling's pug) in three weeks. "Tori wanted Hollywood Regency glam." The red lounge, shown above, got a big bang for a few bucks.
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