Peter Moruzzi, 1992-1997
Milestones in the Community
- Downey McDonald’s issue gets ModCom national exposure.
- First Los Angeles Modern Show. Years later it was bought by Dolphin Promotions who produce the annual Palm Springs Modernism Show.
Cruising PostWar Los Angeles
Self Driven tour produced by ______ and _____ of Mid Century Modern landmarks. Tour attracts more than 1000 attendees.
Rallies and protests are created to garner public support to save the oldest standing Golden Arches. Chris Nichols dresses up as the original company mascot, Sir Speedy. John English dresses up at the new corporate mascot, Ronald McDonald. Ronald acts out stabbing Speedy to death. The building designed by Stanley Clark Meston and his assistant Charles Fish in 1953 gets front page coverage in the New York Times and the McDonald’s Corporation makes the decision to re-open the location.
CBS Television City
Fairfax District, Los Angeles (Saved)
Original Asuza landmark was demolished
Wich Stand Coffee Shop
Ladera Heights coffee shop was saved
First Annual Tiki Mug Party
Party at Otto Von Stroheim’s home in Venice. Sven Kirsten meets SHAG for the first time.
In the era of “zines” one is produced by ModCom friend Kim Cooper with Nathan Marsak as one of the authors