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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Ebullient and breezy, this retrospective on the multi-generation career of commercial architect Wayne McAllister is the perfect vehicle for the architect who defined the southern California look and ... Read full review


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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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