The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister [NOOK Book]

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The work of late commercial architect Wayne McAllister (1907-2000) is responsible for much of the character of Southern California today. His Fred-and-Ginger nightclubs and glinting-steel-and-blazing-neon circular drive-ins brought Hollywood to life. His Sands Hotel in Las Vegas became the home of the Rat Pack; the mythology of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. owes a great deal to the swank glamour of the Copa Room and the Sands ...
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The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister

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Overview

The work of late commercial architect Wayne McAllister (1907-2000) is responsible for much of the character of Southern California today. His Fred-and-Ginger nightclubs and glinting-steel-and-blazing-neon circular drive-ins brought Hollywood to life. His Sands Hotel in Las Vegas became the home of the Rat Pack; the mythology of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. owes a great deal to the swank glamour of the Copa Room and the Sands Hotel, one of McAllister's finest.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423617464
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Chris Nichols has worked in the historic preservation community for fifteen years. His work has been profiled in Smithsonian Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, and New Times L.A. He is the outreach chair of the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee and an editor for Los Angeles Magazine.
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Table of Contents

Preface 6
Acknowledgments 9
Introduction 10
Biography 14
Agua Caliente 32
Hotels and Nightspots 58
Balboa Brewing Company 60
Biltmore Hotel 62
Rendezvous Room 64
Biltmore Bowl 64
Pig 'n Whistle 66
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel 67
Cinegrill 67
Town House Hotel 71
Zebra Room 72
Cape Cod Grill 74
Lanai Rooms 74
Arrowhead Springs Resort 77
Drive-Ins 78
Simon's Drive-Ins 81
Wich Stand Drive-Ins 84
Roberts Drive-Ins 84
Pig 'n Whistle Restaurant/
Melody Lane/Hody's 89
Herbert's Drive-Ins 93
McDonnell's Drive-Ins 95
Van de Kamp's 95
Ontra Cafeteria 98
Bob's Big Boy 99
Grisinger's Drive-In/George's '50s Diner 107
Brown Derby Drive-In 107
McDonald's 108
Clifton's Cafeteria 109
Dinner Houses 110
Mike Lyman's 113
Melody Lane 114
Richlor's 115
Tam O'Shanter Inn 118
Lawry's the Prime Rib 120
Smoke House Restaurant 123
Las Vegas 124
El Rancho Vegas Hotel 126
El Cortez Hotel 134
Flamingo Hotel 135
Desert Inn Hotel 135
Sands Hotel 137
Fremont Hotel 145
Havana Riviera and Marriott Hotels 150
Epilogue 152
Bibliography 155
Photo Credits 157
Index 158
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