Posts Tagged ‘location’

Vancouver’s Selwyn Pullan

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Selwyn Pullan is Vancouver’s most prolific architectural photographer of midcentury modern houses and buildings. He’s 86 now, and recently a collection of his photographs has been shown at the West Vancouver Museum (which make sense, since so much of Vancouver’s modern housing is located in that municipality across the harbour), and at the Charles H.

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Valley of the Dolls, 1967

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

The movie version of Valley of the Dolls was based on Jacqueline Susann’s 1966 novel of ambition, drug addiction and dissipation in the mid-60s entertainment industries of LA and New York. What is it with Hollywood film’s predictable bias that modern decor, or lofts, or any kind of contemporary design will go hand and hand with dissipation, dysfunction and general immorality?

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Architecture in the movies, Part 5 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, has probably appeared in more Hollywood films than any other notable modern house and has also been heavily used for ad and fashion shoots, music videos and television. The house is currently for sale at US$15 million, hence these new photos by Tim Street-Porter for Christie’s Great Estates. 

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