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Trader Woody
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Posted: 2004-02-17 08:59 am   Permalink

Wow, very cool photos!

I never knew such a place existed. Beats Heathrow any day.

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Posted: 2004-02-17 09:04 am   Permalink

Meet George Jetson!! Jane his wife Their boy Leroy daughter Judy dog's name?
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2004-02-17 10:17 am   Permalink

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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2004-02-17 11:38 am   Permalink

Neat! Just an additional tidbit - Eddie Sotto & team at Walt Disney Imagineering were contracted to turn the restaurant into its current incarnation - Encounter - back in the late 90s.... Eddie was definately after a "Jetsons-esque" rehab of the place... The soundtrack (background music) is pretty fun too...


In the same design vein, anyone paying attention to the plight of the TWA terminal at JFK? It's now on the list of America's 11 most endangered historic places....
http://www.nationaltrust.org/11most/2003/twaterminal.html







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tiki mick
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Joined: Aug 11, 2003
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From: Socal
Posted: 2004-02-17 3:26 pm   Permalink

So, this was a refurbished design? It appears that they nailed the "Moderne" style pretty well then....I especially love the sign!

It remined me of when all of anaheim around Disneyland had that look!

Now, if they could just repair Tomorrowland, back to the original style...I could die happy!


 
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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2004-02-17 3:49 pm   Permalink

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The soundtrack (background music) is pretty fun too...



I seem to remember Esquivel playing last time I was there. Not live, of course, but as the ambience music. Actually, I believe this place could have been Esquivels "space age bachelor pad"
I've only been there at night - your day pix are great! They make me want to go there tonight and have a Manhattan!

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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2004-02-17 4:06 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-02-17 15:26, tiki mick wrote:
It remined me of when all of anaheim around Disneyland had that look!

Now, if they could just repair Tomorrowland, back to the original style...I could die happy!



I miss the old Anaheim too... not a lot left...





I think this carport is still there (at the Westcoast Anahiem)...




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Yes - the Convention Center is still there - but a lot is gone too....
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ikitnrev
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Posted: 2004-02-17 4:18 pm   Permalink

An interesting bit of trivia about the Encounter building is that one of the contributing architects was a man named Paul Revere Williams - who was an African-American.

Although he eventually became known as the 'architect to the stars', for the first 50 years of his life he was not able to buy a home and live in the nicer parts of L.A. He succeeded despite racial prejudices early in his career - he learned to draw upside down so his uncomfortable white clients would not have to sit next to him.

In addition to the Encounter building, he was also the main architect for Frank Sinatra's 1950's bachelor pad.

A short biography on Paul Williams can be found here ...
http://www.socalhistory.org/Biographies/pwilliams.htm

A picture of architect Paul Williams in front of the Encounter Building .....
http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/ethnicstudies/africanamerican/williams/williams_airport.html

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tiki mick
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Posted: 2004-02-18 11:04 am   Permalink

awsome Pix tangaroa!! Thanks!!!

 
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2004-02-18 12:02 pm   Permalink

Satellite Shopland mall, Katella Way, Anaheim. This is the sputnik atop the now-demolished Satellite Shopland sign with its original colors.


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tiki mick
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Posted: 2004-02-18 12:56 pm   Permalink

Unga, I totally remember that satellite!!

How cool that you have a picture of it!


 
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tikijackalope
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Posted: 2006-03-23 10:35 am   Permalink

What did the interior of the Theme Building (as-built name of the structure that currently houses the Encounter Lounge) look like before the Walt Disney Imagineering remodel?

I've done a bit of googling, but have not run across anything.

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amiotiki
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From: Wilson, North Carolina
Posted: 2006-03-23 1:46 pm   Permalink

What an amazing and cool place! Boy, do I feel stoopid! All the years I was growing up in SoCal I thought that was part of the control tower (thanks to my idiot stepfather who, of course, knew everything there was to know about everything).

Definitely need to figure out a trip that flies me into LAX...

Thanks for sharing Al!

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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2006-03-26 07:02 am   Permalink

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On 2006-03-23 10:35, tikijackalope wrote:
What did the interior of the Theme Building (as-built name of the structure that currently houses the Encounter Lounge) look like before the Walt Disney Imagineering remodel?



I'd love to see pics of that - I'll ask Eddie Sotto next time I see him if he took any "before" pics. Sam McKims son Matt did the rockwork - he may have something too....
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ikitnrev
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Posted: 2006-03-29 04:18 am   Permalink

Zippy the Pinhead paid a visit to the Encounter this past Monday.

http://zippythepinhead.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=27-Mar-06&Category_Code=m2006&Product_Count=22

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