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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
6:22 pm
[hatter23]
McCullough Bakery
Tucson, Arizona
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Friday, June 24th, 2011
10:37 pm
[hatter23]
Monday, June 20th, 2011
6:04 pm
[frannywentzel]
Found hiding in the back of the dish cabinet
A curvy Googie-style juice & sodie glass...



similar to the one in this Libbys advert...

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
9:00 pm
[hatter23]
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
10:29 pm
[hatter23]
Creative Awards, Tucson Arizona
Folded Plate roof, radial Design. Kudos to Erin for spotting this one





Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
10:55 pm
[hatter23]
Chicken Taco Shack, Tucson Arizona


The Sign, I cannot fathom why the proprietors don't take advantage of its eye catching shapes. Seems such a waste

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Monday, June 13th, 2011
6:29 pm
[hatter23]
7:10 am
[hatter23]
Thursday, April 28th, 2011
1:23 pm
[frannywentzel]
Father of Googie architecture dies at 94
Father of Googie architecture dies at 94

Eldon Davis, an enthusiastic promoter of Googie architecture, died Friday at the age of 94. He was the “Davis” in Armet-Davis architects, best known for the exotic but friendly design of diners like Pann’s and Norm’s – the kind of places that offered customers a glance at a streamlined future. At the Davis-designed Astro restaurant in Silverlake, Chris Nichols, an expert on the style, spoke about Googie architecture and Eldon Davis.

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Monday, March 7th, 2011
3:05 pm
[hatter23]
Question
I am going on a trip to Tucson in June. Any Googie Landmarks I should look out for? Will bring camera.
Saturday, February 26th, 2011
11:26 pm
[frannywentzel]
The little castle on the hill


Made my own photo pilgrimage to the house in this posting by she_snailie

do the click for more
Friday, February 25th, 2011
1:13 pm
[frannywentzel]
Minneapolis Star-Tribune article about Mid-Century Modern revival
Retro revival

The midcentury modern look has picked up steam, fueled by nostalgia and a certain trend-setting TV show.

By KIM PALMER, Star Tribune

If you still have a Formica-and-chrome dinette set or an atomic sofa in Granny's attic, now is definitely the time to dust it off and sell it. Or, better yet, display it proudly in your own home.



The Edina townhouse of David Anger and Jim Broberg is filled with Danish modern furniture and bold retro art work.

Midcentury modern, the clean-lined look of the '40s, '50s and '60s, has been kitschy cool with niche collectors for at least a decade. But now those retro pieces are gathering mainstream momentum.

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Friday, January 14th, 2011
1:53 pm
[hatter23]
Anyone got a spare 1.55 million?

The Eden Roc that I last posted is for sale

http://www.dfrealtors.com/salelistings.asp?desc=4&sort=2

Even If I sold my home, I'd be 1.2 million short.
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
1:48 pm
[hatter23]
Ocean City wasn't the Last Eden Roc

There's one left in Wildwood NJ as well.

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Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
1:50 pm
[hatter23]
Gussied up Googie

While I previously shared pictures of the fake stuff, there also some tarted up buildings. The Bones are of the era, but have been thoroughly iced over with more mid-century than what was there around the mid century type details.

The first doesn't quite count as Googie, as it is a streamline modern diner, but a few of the elements do qualify IMO

The Pink Cadillac Diner:

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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
7:10 pm
[hatter23]
Oceanview Motel, Wildwood NJ
Another installment from my trip to Wildwood, and yes there are plenty to come. I hope that I am not flooding the group.

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Friday, July 2nd, 2010
1:37 pm
[hatter23]
Fake Googie in Wildwood New Jersey
Since RPeate brought up fake, or Neo-Googie, I thought it a good launching point to show some of the modern attempts to capitalize on Willdwoods association with the style

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
9:05 am
[hatter23]
Chateau Bleu, Wildwood New Jersy

I recently returned from a vactaion at Wildwood New Jersey. My grilfreind and I wanted a beach vacation, but I specificly choose Wildwood to photograph the second largest collection of Googie in the country, except they call it Doo-Wop out there.

Unfortunately even as the town uses that as a selling point, some of the gems have been lost in just the last ten years to Condo developers.

But today I bring you one of the survivors, one I believe that has been granted historical status.

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Saturday, June 26th, 2010
10:59 pm
[frannywentzel]
Friday, June 25th, 2010
6:15 pm
[hatter23]
Abandonded Phillips 66 "batwing" gas station
On our way through Jersey we found this forlorn gem:

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So I'd thought I'd share this odd little slice of circa 1953
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