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stahl house

from why do fools fall in love, galaxy quest posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

In 1945 Arts & Architecture magazine began a program where they commissioned architects to build model homes as examples of housing that could accommodate the millions of U.S. troops returning from the war.

Thirty-six of these case study houses were designed during the program's twenty-year run (see #8 here), and most are located around Los Angeles.

Case Study House #22, also known as the Stahl House, was designed by Pierre Koenig and built in 1959 in the Hollywood Hills. You can see it in a number of films including Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Galaxy Quest and The Thirteenth Floor.

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mulholland safehouse

from grand theft auto: san andreas posted in video games by chewing_the_scenery

The Mulholland Safehouse in Grand Theft Auto's fictional city of Los Santos is based on architect Pierre Koenig's iconic Stahl House in Los Angeles.

FYI: I read that you should save here instead of Madd Dogg's crib, because otherwise you will run into a glitch and you will no longer be able to play basketball... good to know.

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the lovell house

from l.a. confidential posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

The Lovell House is a modernist home in Los Angeles built by architect Richard Neutra. Physician Philip Lovell instructed Neutra to design a house that would enhance the health of its inhabitants, and with the emphasis on healthy living which included a swimming pool, a basketball court, a handball court and a great number of windows, it became known as the Lovell Health House after it was completed in 1929.

In 1997's L.A. Confidential the building was home to pornographer and pimp Pierce Patchett.

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town and country jeep chrysler dodge

from this american life posted in radio by pete_nice

Featured in the This American Life episode called "129 Cars," the Town & Country Jeep Chrysler Dodge in Levittown on Long Island is a boiler room of salespeople and strategists doing what they need to do to hit their numbers.

I'm looking forward to when I can binge watch this reality show.

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best buy

from serial posted in radio by nevereatshreddedwheat

According to Jay (the boyfriend of Adnan's friend Stephanie), Adnan showed him Hae Min Lee's body in the trunk of her car in this Best Buy parking lot on January 13, 1999. Jay's testimony was the basis for the state's case against Adnan.

In episode 05 of WBEZ Chicago's podcast Serial, Sarah Koenig and her producer Dana prove it is possible to drive from WoodLawn High School, immediately after it lets out, to the Best Buy parking lot in under twenty-one minutes. This fits (just barely) the timeline during which the prosecution says Adnan killed Hae.

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