A Glimpse of Golden Age Hollywood

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GaryCooper wrote: February 24th, 2024, 7:01 am
Dargo, I thought of Buff & Hensman who designed one of the Los Angeles homes Steve McQueen owned, but this one I'm guessing is his Palm Springs dwelling - also a Mid-Century Modern if I'm not mistaken...

Of Steve McQueen (read: classic sports cars and Mid-Century Modern), here's something you might enjoy perusing, Dargo, if yet to have seen:

https://www.artitledcontemporary.com/ar ... blachford/

jamesjazzguitar, Steve McQueen is said to have been a jazz aficionado, and the following presumably was snapped during the same photo shoot as GaryCooper's submission:

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NoShear wrote: February 24th, 2024, 12:50 pm
Dargo, I thought of Buff & Hensman who designed one of the Los Angeles homes Steve McQueen owned, but this one I'm guessing is his Palm Springs dwelling - also a Mid-Century Modern if I'm not mistaken...

Of Steve McQueen (read: classic sports cars and Mid-Century Modern), here's something you might enjoy perusing, Dargo, if yet to have seen:

https://www.artitledcontemporary.com/ar ... blachford/
Cool! Thanks for the link here, NS. With two of my favorite things being Mid-century modern homes and classic European sports cars, you nailed my sweet spot here, alright!

Btw, does the following shot of the Meyers Manx dune buggy parked in one of the shots of McQueen's Palm Spring home in that link look familiar to you?...

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I'll bet it does, doesn't it. As it looks to be the very same vehicle he drives Faye Dunaway around in on the beach in the film 'The Thomas Crown Affair'...

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Dargo wrote: February 24th, 2024, 6:29 pm
NoShear wrote: February 24th, 2024, 12:50 pm
Dargo, I thought of Buff & Hensman who designed one of the Los Angeles homes Steve McQueen owned, but this one I'm guessing is his Palm Springs dwelling - also a Mid-Century Modern if I'm not mistaken...

Of Steve McQueen (read: classic sports cars and Mid-Century Modern), here's something you might enjoy perusing, Dargo, if yet to have seen:

https://www.artitledcontemporary.com/ar ... blachford/
Cool! Thanks for the link here, NS. With two of my favorite things being Mid-century modern homes and classic European sports cars, you nailed my sweet spot here, alright!

Btw, does the following shot of the Meyers Manx dune buggy parked in one of the shots of McQueen's Palm Spring home in that link look familiar to you?...

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I'll bet it does, doesn't it. As it looks to be the very same vehicle he drives Faye Dunaway around in on the beach in the film 'The Thomas Crown Affair'...

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Glad to read that I hit the proverbial bullseye there, Dargo!!
I wondered about that dune buggy with its proximity to his desert retreat: an apropos auto to dress up the driveway...
I will still take that butterscotch 911, though:

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^^^

Good pic. California Golden Age.

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Looks like someone just called Mitchum a "hockey puck" here, if ya ask me!
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GaryCooper wrote: February 27th, 2024, 7:37 am
Cool shot of Gable playing a round at Roy's Apple Valley California personal golf course here, GC!

Here's a YT video of the area today, you might like to watch...

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Dargo wrote: February 27th, 2024, 11:22 am
GaryCooper wrote: February 27th, 2024, 7:37 am
Cool shot of Gable playing a round at Roy's Apple Valley California personal golf course here, GC!

Here's a YT video of the area today, you might like to watch...

Your knowledge of film far exceeds mine, Dargo, but are you sure those aren't the Chatsworth hills scenery? (Both celebrities shared Encino dwellings.)
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NoShear wrote: February 27th, 2024, 6:48 pm
Your knowledge of film far exceeds mine, Dargo, but are you sure those aren't the Chatsworth hills scenery? (Both celebrities shared Encino dwellings.)
Oh, and one more note of possible interest here NS...

For many years one of my fellow airline workers, a guy named Alan "Rudy" Ruddach, grew up in the ritzy area of Toluca Lake. Rudy's father had a dance studio for many years and taught quite a few Hollywood actors and actresses the art of kicking up their heels.

Rudy was a scratch golfer, having played since he was a kid.

(...and now for the reason I've brought this up here...he told me that among the celebs he had caddied for when he was a kid, were Clark Gable, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby)
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NoShear wrote: February 27th, 2024, 6:48 pm
Dargo wrote: February 27th, 2024, 11:22 am
GaryCooper wrote: February 27th, 2024, 7:37 am
Cool shot of Gable playing a round at Roy's Apple Valley California personal golf course here, GC!

Here's a YT video of the area today, you might like to watch...

Your knowledge of film far exceeds mine, Dargo, but are you sure those aren't the Chatsworth hills scenery? (Both celebrities shared Encino dwellings.)
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans didn't move to Apple Valley until the mid 60s.
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txfilmfan wrote: February 28th, 2024, 9:42 am
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans didn't move to Apple Valley until the mid 60s.
Hmmm, well Tex, because as you know Gable would die in 1960, it looks like I might've been wrong in my placement of that photo then, doesn't it.

(...thanks for the info)
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