Monthly Archives: July 2011

Beautiful Magazine Art – California Arts & Architecture

One of the best publications to emerge from California in the 1920’s was the magnificent California Arts & Architecture, a beautifully mounted publication that came about from the combination of three older publications – Pacific Coast Architect; California Home Owner … Continue reading

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Flying High in Days Gone By – Vintage Private Planes

Two great industries – motion pictures and aviation – rose side by side in the Twentieth Century. In December 1903, the same month Orville & Wilbur Wright’s flimsy little bi-plane skittered for twelve breathless seconds above the sand dunes of the … Continue reading

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South Coast Savvy – The Very Talented Philmer J. Ellerbroek

He might not be as well known as some of his more illustrious contemporaries, but Mid-Century architect Philmer J. Ellerbroek F.A.I.A. (1905-1969) certainly deserves to be. Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, the USC-educated Ellerbroek reigned as one of the South … Continue reading

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Buster Takes a Dip

They called him the “Great Stone Face,” but this is, of course, a misnomer. There was nothing stone about the face of Buster Keaton. It was like rubber, able to convey every conceivable emotion using not only his eyes, but all of … Continue reading

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Divine Desolation – A Little Historic Palm Springs Architecture

Palm Springs has long been a retreat for those who enjoy the beauty and serenity of the desert. For much of the year the climate is spectacular and even during the summer, which can be scorchingly hot, the balmy desert … Continue reading

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