OC WEEKLY just interviewed a very deserving Rockabilly band. I don't know how popular they are in other parts of the country, but they've long proved themselves to be talented and authentic stalwarts of live Rockabilly.
Check 'em out:
OC WEEKLY interview
Hot Rod Trio
Ditch the dime store wigs and pick yourself up an Official "Bettie by Olivia" Halloween Costume by those geniuses at Pinup Girl Clothing!
Each item is OFFICIALLY LICENSED AND APPROVED by BETTIE PAGE AND OLIVIA!
Choose from Sexy Cat Girl, Sexy Devil Girl, Sexy Bronco Buster Cowgirl, Substitute Teacher or Sexy Nurse Bettie. Each costume comes with an insert featuring a reproduction of the original Olivia pinup that inspired the costume!
This is what YOUR space age bachelor pad should look like! If you've ever seen Brian DePalma's BODY DOUBLE, you saw the definition of LA retro-future swank livin' -- even if living in uneasy proximity to a drill killer wasn't disclosed in the lease.
An encounter with the deliciously deadly legs of "Bambi" and "Thumper" may have left Sean Connery's James Bond shaken, the cool-as-a-cucumber interiors of their coctail-hour crash pad may have left him stirred.
What most don't know is that these two dwellings that defined the "party under the mushroom cloud" lifestyle of atomic-aged sophistication were the work of Frank Lloyd Wright protegee (and, in turn, inspiration to Frank Gehry) JOHN LAUTNER. The Hammer Museum at UCLA has an appreciation of his work (including designs and scale models), placing his outrageous and ever-evolving architectural style in proper (and respectful) context.
Maybe you can't transform your duplex into a spaceship of glass and steel perched elegantly on a Hollywood Hills cliffside, but looking into Lautner's philosophy of egalitarian elegance that emphasizes free-flowing, open spaces may inspire the canny cat or kitten to modernize his or her space!
Hammer Museum Exhibit
John Lautner Homepage
NY Times SLIDESHOW
NY Times article
More fun with LA architecture: