Googie Images


Huell Howser’s producer Harry Pallenberg just sent over this link to this absolutely incredible look at googie architecture in Los Angeles. It was produced around 1985 when the city was teeming with these treasures. So many of our old coffee shop friends are gone (and the demolition footage is heartbreaking) but what a journey!


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Nichols joined Los Angeles magazine in 2000. He writes the Ask Chris column and brings a historical perspective to the magazine with pieces on lost neon, vintage road trips, and stylish Angelenos living in the past. He has been involved in historic preservation for 25 years working to save the iconic mid-century modern architecture of Los Angeles. His book The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister won the Independent Publishers award in 2008.Got a burning question about life in L.A.? Chris Nichols has an answer. Want an urban myth debunked? Need to settle a wager? E-mail your questions to [email protected]