May 16, 2013

Palm Springs, California

If you're a mid-century-modern nut like me, you'll love this city. The Kaufmann House from 1946, pictured above, was commissioned by Edgar Kaufmann. He also commissioned Fallingwater in 1935.

I've never seen such a collection of 50s/60s homes. I smell meatloaf.

Palm Springs has a terrific modern art museum and oodles of mid-century furniture stores containing objects to drool over.

A gigantic sculpture of Marilyn Monroe overlooks the main drag.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway takes you to the top of the San Jacinto Mountains for the most incredible view of the desert. Scroll through this scene for movie footage of the tram from 1967.

Sonny Bono was mayor of Palm Springs from 1988-92.

Palm Springs is a two-hour drive from Los Angeles and San Diego.

May 5, 2013

I speak jive

There's a reason I loved the Beav so much. Her name is June.

May 4, 2013

Shebang tv show

Check out this Los Angeles-based tv program and dance to Tom Jones, Tommy James and Martha and the Vandellas, circa 1966.

• The show was hosted by Casey Kasem
The Doors lip sync to Break On Through