Alan Lieb, 2001-2004
Milestones in the Community
- ModCom is Twenty Years Old!
- Atomic Ranch: Midcentury Marvels – A new magazine devoted entirely to ranch houses. Jim Brown, the publisher, and Michelle Gringeri-Brown, the editor
- Panorama on Hollywood Blvd closes and is torn down.
20-20-20: 20 years – 20 sites – 20 Bucks”
Tout that celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Modern Committee that included 20 sites for attendees to choose from over a weekend. vernacular buildings, formal residential architecture, industrial buildings, innovative commercial design, recreational architecture. Attendees also could purchase a limited edition of 200 prints – 13 color serigraph by SHAG called “L.A. Modern” with all proceeds benefitting ModCom.
- Eames House – Mary-Margaret Stratton, Tour Captain
- Casa de Cadillac –Jeff Stork, Tour Captain
- Downey McDonalds – Tour Captain
- First Modern Historic District – Tour Captain
- Cinerama Dome – Tour Captain
- Crestwood Hills development in Brentwood – Tour Captain
- VDL Research House – Tour Captain
- Mar Vista Tract Homes – Tour Captain
- Pann’s Coffee Shop – Tour Captain
- Raphel Soriano – Shulman House – Tour Captain
Case Study House
Efforts to landmark begin. Peter Moruzzi begins to prepare a National Register multiple property nomination for the entire Case Study House Program. Eleven original dwellings remained in Los Angeles, San Diego and Ventura counties. Work by Charles Eames, Craig Ellwood, Pierre Koeing, Eero Saarinen, and Rodney Walker. Ten of them ended up being successfully nominated by 2013. The eleventh was owner opposed.
Friend Paper Company
Portions of the fabulous Modern commercial structure designed in 1964 by Smith & Williams and located on West Green Street, were saved from demolition due to Pasadena Heritage’s advocacy along with ModCom support
Mondo Lounge Event “Where Cocktail Cultures Collide.”
A full day event on October 16, 2004 produced by Mary-Margaret Stratton included a vintage car rally and a conference and entertainment event that included many members of the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee. Presentations by Charles Phoenix, Nathan Marsac, Eric Lynxwiler, Tony Merchell and Michael Palumbo.
Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside
Book released October 7, 2004 by Alan Hess is a significantly expanded follow-up to the seminal book, Googie.
Eric Lynxwiler and Charles Pheonix give talks at the Getty Museum