Revisiting LA's Architecural Past via Julius Shulman

Revisiting LA's Architecural Past via Julius Shulman

Gregory Han
Dec 9, 2008

Did you know that's Pierre Koenig himself looking all suave and debonair, undoubtedly about to put something a bit more romantic on the hi-fi? I'm sure quite a few of you our knowledgeable readers do and recognize this from Julius Shulman's oeuvre of legendary imagery capturing the golden era of Los Angeles architecture. AT reader Gwen pointed us to the Shorpy Photo Archives where the photo above and others were posted, accompanied by an array of humorous comments/captions, our favourite being:

He: It's not the SIZE of the woofer, it's the excursion of the cone!

She: I've heard this song before. It's a sad one.

He: Can I get you a drink?

She: Now you're talking.

Stahl Residence, 1635 Woods Drive. Architect: Pierre Koenig.

Spencer residence in Santa Monica; Architect: Richard Spencer

Mirman Residence, Arcadia; Architects: Buff, Straub & Hensman

Check out the photos in greater detail with comments at the Julius Shulman archives.

All photos: Julius Shulman

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