Monthly Archives: May 2011

Happy Memorial Day From The Sand Man

With many of us heading off to the beach this Memorial Day, I thought you would enjoy seeing what you might find if you could hop into a time machine and travel down to Long Beach some eighty years ago. … Continue reading

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Beautiful Magazine Art – Arts & Decoration July 1931

Arts & Decoration was always such a beautifully mounted magazine and here they score a home run with their July 1931 cover art, “The Wave,” by artist Stina Lencke.

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Jack Lives On! – An Original Jack Donovan “Stars” in L.A. Confidential

As anyone who has been following my recent posts on Jack Donovan knows, his amazing life intermingled both the worlds of architecture and the movies. Jack’s highly attuned sense of theatricality is readily apparent in his home designs, which were exuberant, … Continue reading

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Stars With Big Heads

Everyone knows movie stars have to have enormous egos, otherwise they couldn’t be movie stars, right? Well, here are a few stars with really big heads – papier-mache ones that is, part of a group of 14 Big-Headed stars sent … Continue reading

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The House(s) That Jack Built – Part VI – Conclusion

And now, at last, we conclude the story of Jack Donovan and The House(s) That Jack Built. This is Part VI. If you’d like to read the first parts just click on them here: Part I, Part II, Part III, … Continue reading

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The House(s) That Jack Built Part V

And now we continue with story of Jack Donovan and The House(s) That Jack Built. This is Part V. If you’d like to read the first parts just click on them here: Part I, Part II, and Part III and Part … Continue reading

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The House(s) That Jack Built Part IV

And now the continuation of the amazing story of Jack Donovan and The House(s) That Jack Built. This is Part IV. If you’d like to read the first parts just click on them here: Part I, Part II, and Part … Continue reading

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