Chris Nichols, 1998-1999
Milestones in the Community
- Modern Committee Website is launched initiated by Mary-Margaret Stratton
- Charles Phoenix First “Americana” Slide Show first showed his slides to ModCom members. His first public event, entitled “God Bless Americana: The Retro Vacation Slide Show of the USA”, was held at the California Map and Travel Store in Los Angeles in 1998. What begins as a friendly get-together mushrooms into a phenomenon. His outreach ends up bring Modern kitsch images to the masses
A Place in the Sun: Architecture of Wayne McAllister 1928-1961
Exhibit honors the influential work of Wayne McAllister showcasing his career from 1930s drive-in restaurants to Las Vegas hotels in the 1950s
Terminal Island Long Beach Tour
Ad hoc self-driving caravan tour produced by Daniel Paul
Albert Frey Gas Station in Palm Springs – check this date
Modcom travels to speak on behalf of the Tramway Gas Station at the PS City Council
Pacific Theaters, proposed a project that would have destroyed the theater’s existing plaza, box offices, and marquee. Modcom contributed to the efforts of Doug Haines to save the iconic theater in Hollywood (along with Hollywood Heritage and Friends of Cinerama) which was made an HCM on December 18, 1998.
MAK Center Schindler Tour
Tour on November 6 – 7, 1998 presented: Sachs Apartments (1926-1928, 1934-1940), Grokowsky House (1928), Elliot House (1930), Yates Studio (1938, remodeled 1998), Falk Apartments (1939-1940), Roth House (1945), and Laurelwood Apartments (1946-1949).
May I Take Your Order: American Menu Design 1920-1960
A book which sheds light on many obscure Los Angeles eateries by Jim Heimann June 1, 1998