The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister

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Gibbs Smith, 2007 - Architecture - 160 pages
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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 Hotel, one of McAllister's finest.

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McAllister was a midcentury architect of diners, coffee shops, hotels and casinos, including Las Vegas' Sands, few of which survive. Great pictures and memorabilia, slight and perhaps overenthusiastic ... Read full review

Review: The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister

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McAllister was a midcentury architect of diners, coffee shops, hotels and casinos, including Las Vegas' Sands, few of which survive. Great pictures and memorabilia, slight and perhaps overenthusiastic ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
6
Biography
14
Agua Caliente
32
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

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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