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Your top five googie photographic targets in LA?
tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
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From: KS/MO
Posted: 2005-07-24 7:06 pm   Permalink

I'll be in LA from about Aug 5 to Aug 13. I'll have many other obligations and have some tourist stuff set up already (LAX, Tut, Tar Pits, Disneyland, etc.) but I'd love to photograph a few of the googie wonders of the area. I've read of the unfortunate purge of Anaheim, and am studying roadside peek, lotta living and a few other websites. But, what I want to know is: What are *your* favorite LA area googie must-sees?

 
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Tiki Matt
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Posted: 2005-07-24 7:28 pm   Permalink

1. Pan's in Inglewood (Stop and eat, es bueno)
2. Bob's Big Boy in Burbank (Big Boy combo is a must!)
3. Hope University in Fullerton (Indoor / Outdoor mid-century architecture, one of my favorites. Bring a camera. Then stop at the Continental in downtown Fullerton for a cocktail, you'll thank me later - Hell, let me know if you're in the hood, I'll meet you for a drink).
4. La Palma Chicken Pie Shop in Anaheim (Comfort food to the max, it's the best $6 meal you'll ever have and 'old school' is an understatement)
5. The Parasol in Seal Beach (The hanging lights inside are worth the trip. The food isn't that great, so order a grilled cheese)

There's my top 5, enjoy.....If you go to Disneyland, let me know, maybe I can give you a guided tour....Matt

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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2005-07-31 6:07 pm   Permalink



Here is everything you need to know:
http://www.laokay.com/Googie.htm#LosAngeles

Here are my favorites:

LA Architect Paul Williams' jet set Encounter
http://www.encounterrestaurant.com/encounter_genesis.html


Norm's on La Cienega, off Santa Monica
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://you-are-here.com/googie/googie10.jpg&imgrefurl=http://you-are-here.com/googie/googie10.html&h=480&w=640&sz=61&tbnid=-UsdRyLLzO4J:&tbnh=101&tbnw=135&hl=en&start=1&prev=/images%3Fq%3DLos%2BAngeles%2BNorms%2B%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DG

Simply Wholesome (near the airport - swing by enroute)
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://you-are-here.com/googie/googie12.jpg&imgrefurl=http://you-are-here.com/googie/googie12.html&h=480&w=640&sz=52&tbnid=kFucM-esq0gJ:&tbnh=101&tbnw=135&hl=en&start=4&prev=/images%3Fq%3DLos%2BAngeles%2Bgoogie%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DG

Don't forget the Jet Strip Motel next door.

Pann's is also near the airport.
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.roadsidepeek.com/roadusa/southwest/california/socal/socaleats/socalcoffeeshop/panns3.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.roadsidepeek.com/roadusa/southwest/california/socal/socaleats/socalcoffeeshop/index4.htm&h=146&w=220&sz=9&tbnid=zNeaFfBXdz8J:&tbnh=67&tbnw=102&hl=en&start=4&prev=/images%3Fq%3DLos%2BAngeles%2BPann%2527s%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DG

Look for the 2 dramatic A-frames on LaCienega, directly east from Pann's

The Capitol Records building
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.grahamandgrahamphotography.com/captol.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.grahamandgrahamphotography.com/losangeles.html&h=1426&w=1220&sz=81&tbnid=ByieTiirdrIJ:&tbnh=150&tbnw=128&hl=en&start=6&prev=/images%3Fq%3DLos%2BAngeles%2BCapitol%2BRecords%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DG

StreamLine Moderne, but the Coca-Cola building:
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://you-are-here.com/downtown/1937_coca_cola.jpg&imgrefurl=http://you-are-here.com/downtown/1937_coca_cola.html&h=480&w=640&sz=70&tbnid=7LuGGXvpwZEJ:&tbnh=101&tbnw=135&hl=en&start=1&prev=/images%3Fq%3DLos%2BAngeles%2BCoca-Cola%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Doff

Located Downtown, Central and approx 11th Street.








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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2005-08-10 7:08 pm   Permalink

TikiJackalope, I'd love to hear what Googie places you visited.

 
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tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
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From: KS/MO
Posted: 2005-08-13 04:31 am   Permalink

christiki295 mentioned

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TikiJackalope, I'd love to hear what Googie places you visited.



I'm wearing a Pann's t-shirt right now...loved the place. I'll have pics of all the googie places I saw (nothing new to LA people) when I finish the third leg of this trip (Mexico) in a couple weeks. I did become a Disneyland convert today...never liked the mouse before and sorta disliked the whole corporate Disneyfication of animals, history, etc...but now, for some reason, I like Disneyland...they must use subliminal tapes there...either that, or it was the influence of the Enchanted Tiki room and the cool retro-looking shuttles.


 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2006-10-13 1:16 pm   Permalink

The Starbucks on Crenshaw, about 1 mile south of the SaMo (10) Fwy has been lovingly restored and features a tiki-googie style exterior:

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=1806

Love the outrigger exterior!


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