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DavidC



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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject: Article: Schindler House - Los Angeles, CA Reply with quote

The Schindler House Was Built for Free Love and Free-Thinkers


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JChoate



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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if the editors at WEHO ville are aware of the irony on their webpage layout, where they emphasized the Love Shack side of Schindler's house right underneath a link to this particular public service site?


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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Instead of giving us a lurid architectural hit-piece, why not go to the source linked in the short article, to the longer and much more informative (if not
flawless) Vanity Fair writing from 1999, from which its few facts are cribbed ?

https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/1999/04/neutra-schindler-california-architect-feud

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Reidy



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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Free love" is something of a misnomer. Three married couples lived there in Schindler's day (Schindler, Chace, Neutra), and I've never seen anyone say that any of them got their wires crossed in that time.

He got a lot of action on his side of the house, and so, they say, did Pauline on hers, but that was only after they divorced.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two other errors: The composer's name was John Cage, not John Gage, who is 30 years Cage's junior, and a techie, not a musician. Sliding doors are not glass, but wood-framed canvas.

I believe Theodore Dreiser had his own house on Kings Road, though I am not sure about that one.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We often talk about the best architectural double-header in LA being to visit Hollyhock House in the morning and Schindler House in the afternoon, having been worked back to back by RMS. Of course, we also refer to Schindler House as the "divorce maker" ... Very Happy
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