Meeting up with Author-Architect-Lecturer ALAN HESS
I had the pleasure of meeting Alan Hess recently at the iconic Bob's Big Boy Coffee Shop in Toluca Lake. Hess has written extensively about Mid-Century architecture, including the book "Googie Redux". He was kind enough to autograph the book for me, along with his recently published work, "Forgotten Modern". Hess contributed to my research on the work of Architect Allyn E. Morris, specifically the "Lago Vista" condominium complex overlooking Echo Park Lake, which was featured in the Los Angeles Times as "Home of the Week" on January 3, 2010.