20.9.09

Chris Nichols: The Googieman

As I've already mentioned, I have a curious fascination with Googie-themed architecture and motifs.  A short film titled, "Chris Nichols: Googieman" has been around now for some years.  Nonetheless, I always enjoy watching it over and over.  I admire Chris Nichols and his preservation efforts.  Sadly, many of these offbeat architectural gems are vanishing as  they are demolished in favor of newer (and mostly bland) structures.  I believe preservation is important! 



The film shows a few of southern California's celebrated landmarks such as, Pann's Coffee Shop, Covina Bowl, and (my favorite) John Lautner's often imitated Chemosphere.  Please enjoy, and then get involved with a local preservation group!

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