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Horace Heidt's Magnolia Estate Apartments, Sherman Oaks, CA (apartments)
Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2008-05-24 11:47 pm   Permalink

Name:Horace Heidt's Magnolia Estate Apartments
Type:apartments
Street:14155 Magnolia Boulevard
City:Sherman Oaks
State:CA
Zip:91423
country:USA
Phone:(818) 784-8211
Status:operational

Description:
Horace Heidt's is a beautiful apartment community with such interesting features as a golf course and a recording studio.



 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2008-05-24 11:59 pm   Permalink

I took a trip out to Sherman Oaks today and was completely thrilled to finally visit Horace Heidt's Magnolia Estate Apartments. As I walked in I was greeted by a long-time resident who gave me a little history on the place and instructed me on the best route to take for my tour.










The complex is truly spectacular. This was the strangest thing I saw there. Beaver tiki?


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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11169
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-05-25 04:43 am   Permalink

Ha, I like that "Toxic Substance Warning" sign, signaling the end of innocence of the Polynesian paradise. What a strange little carving, never saw it before, it might be a recent atttempt. Great photos, Kate, thank you.

The two Tikis holding up the A-frame prow look like Mike Gildea carvings, note the characteristic "Teddy Bear" posture also found at the TIKI Apartments in Torrance:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=22886&forum=2



And you can still live there, in beautiful Sherman Oaks :

http://horaceheidtestates.com/08/index.php

Yes, that place is one of the remaining gems for the LA urban archeologist. The humongous waterfall (seldom working) by the entrance alone makes it worth a visit. I used the guard house to a good effect in the BOT, and I am glad I can contribute a few pix from my evening excursion with Tiki Kiliki and Charles Phoenix from over a year or so ago. (I believe I did post some of these earlier, but I cannot find them now, and they do belong in this thread):



One of the great concepts of the complex is that it is themed in THE leisure lifestyle destinations of a generation: As Hawaiian on the left, and as Palm Springs on the right.

The mailbox murals have been repainted...



...the stream behind the buildings has dried up, but the main club house still has some nice lamps...



...and by the pool one can find the " Grauman's Chinese Theater"-style imprints of band members of Horace Heidt's Orchestras:


His son has tried to continue the tradition with his own orchestra...



I believe he can bee seen at this upcoming event:

>>Big Band Reunion 2008
A more or less complete chronological history of the big bands, plus a dance set!
Starring the BBAA Blue Ribbon Band under the direction of Pat Longo along with Jo Stafford, Horace Heidt, Jr. and Gordon Goodwin.
Sunday, June 1st, 2008 in the Empire Room at The Sportsmen's Lodge. Doors open at 12 NOON. Lunch served at 1 PM.<<

(The Sportsmen's Lodge, another classic Valley venue, has unfortunately been renovated beyond recognition)

Horace Heidt Sr was a bandleader in Hollywood since the late 1920s and had great commercial success with his radio and TV shows, literally finding his "Pot of Gold". One of the owners of Kelbo's, either Tom Kelly or Jack Bouk, was a Horace Heidt band member, that's where the Swing connection with Kelbo's hails from:


Here is a clip of Horace Heidt MCing his early TV show, presenting a truly strange classic from the American song book:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4m-MfX0i34

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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2708
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-05-25 09:19 am   Permalink

KATE !

Me and Digitiki were there on Friday, driving the grounds...

I came home did a search on here and found nothing, and was planning to go shoot pix at this place in the next few days....you beat me to the punch.

Nice stuff...I was amazed that no one had documneted this on here yet.



 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2008-05-25 09:35 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-05-25 09:19, tikiyaki wrote:
Me and Digitiki were there on Friday, driving the grounds...



Did you take a look at the recording studio?


Here are a few more pictures.

The golf course.


I really hope they get this running again.



The angry squirrel that I encountered next to the bridge on the River Kauai.


A couple more murals.






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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-05-25 11:03 am   Permalink

Oh boy...Squirrels...I can see the photoshop madness already....RUZIK ?????

No, I didn't even know there was a recording studio....Amazing....I should do the next Tikiyaki record there

One thing that really irritated me about this place tho'....PASTEL YELLOW !!!!!

Nothing worse than taking an awesome tiki temple like this place and painting it Pastel yellow...talk about taking all the exotica and mysteriousness out of it.

Someone needs to go over there with a nice dark brown and paint this place up right !!!

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Albert23
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Joined: Aug 31, 2009
Posts: 1
Posted: 2009-08-31 07:02 am   Permalink

This the place where to relax and enjoy days having a great place...The place is good..


More Power!!

Regards

Albert

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Enchanted Tiki Guy
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Joined: Aug 14, 2008
Posts: 128
From: West Hollywood, CA
Posted: 2009-09-04 10:46 am   Permalink

That's an AWESOME apt bldg! If I wouldn't have such a hellish commute from where I work in Beverly Hills, I'd highly consider moving there! My Enchanted Tiki Bathroom decor would be in a perfect place!

 
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Joe Banks
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Joined: Aug 02, 2007
Posts: 555
From: An island in Catlandia
Posted: 2010-09-26 10:09 am   Permalink











 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11169
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-09-26 10:35 am   Permalink

WHY doesn't one of us live there yet!?

 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2010-09-28 9:30 pm   Permalink

OMG! I work in Sherman Oaks now.
I will have to cruise through!


 
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SBJiminyC
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Joined: Aug 30, 2012
Posts: 40
Posted: 2014-06-20 3:26 pm   Permalink

I happened to be across the street from here today and could hear the water falls flowing! So I snagged some iPhone video and compiled a little montage.
Mammoth Falls:


Mauna Loa Falls:



Posted to YouTube for anyone who'd like to see it:

http://youtu.be/RB1trH4fzxg


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