Chris Nichols, 1998-1999
Michael Palumbo, 1999-2001
Milestones in the Community
- LottaLiving Online Community is born. Initiated by Mary-Margaret Stratton in order to widen the net of preservation to advocates beyond the Southern California area.
- Palm Springs Modern Committee – PS Modcom is founded in part by ModCom member Peter Moruzzi
Van De Kamps Windmill
Denny’s propses to demolish the giant Dutch windmill on top of the 1967 Route 66 (Huntington Drive in Arcadia) folded plate roof coffee shop designed by Pasadena architects Harold Bissner and Harold Zoo. Mary-Margaret and Cary Stratton don handmade paper windmill hats that garner much needed publicity at a rally. The building is preserved. The windmill actually starts to operate again in 2016 – the first time since 1989.
Cruising the Pomona Valley 1930-1970 Tour
Ad hoc tour and booklet produced by Charles Phoenix that also included an in-depth tour of the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds. Given on June 15, 1999
Leis, Luaus, and Alohas: The Lure of Hawai’i in the Fifties (Island Treasures)
Book co-written by Fred E. Basten and Charles Phoenix published in July, 1999
Fabulous Las Vegas in the ’50s: Glitz, Glamour and Games
Book of pure kitsch from Elvis to Liberace, Ann Margret to Sinatra and more, co-written by Fred E. Basten and Charles Phoenix published October 1, 1999
Sins of the City: The Real Los Angeles Noir
The author, Jim Heimann, gives a lecture on the other sinful side of L.A. at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. The book is releases May 1, 1999