Just a quick “hi” to let you know about a neat little gallery thingie in Los Angeles for all you fans of bowling buildings & signs.  The opening was tonight and I toughed out the crazy rush hour weekend-getaway traffic to get my butt down there.  I didn’t have my “real” camera with me — but I took a few photos with my phone.  I lost my iPhone a couple of weeks ago and I don’t know how to use this new hotshot Samsung phone.  But I did what I could — after a glass of wine which lowered my techie capabilities even further.

I didn’t write down the facts of where things came from — so consider this as just “flavor” of the event and show:


Reproductions of matchbooks with bowling alley advertising:



The crowd.  At least two roadside “celebs” in this photo:  Chris Nicols (back to camera) who was the show’s curator — and Charles Phoenix (facing right):




Here are the details about the show if you’re interested or think you can make it.  It runs through May 11:

and more:


I’ll be back blogging next weekend with some L.A. area shooting.



2 thoughts on “Bowlarama

  1. Too bad that only runs ’til May 11, we won’t have time to get there. I saw on another thread that Allee Willis was there ( she’s a songwriter/ kitsch collector that I dig) and one of her bowling tables was on display. I looked for you in the background of her photos but didn’t see you – she’s pals with Charles Phoenix. Small cool world1

    • Yes, I saw her but didn’t have the balls to go introduce myself. I’m more of a grunt laborer — not these flashy types (ha!). I did force myself to say hi to Chris Nichols but felt pretty awkward. Eric Lynxweiler was also there (Knotts Berry Farm historian, Neon Cruises for MONA, etc.) but I couldn’t find the courage to shove myself up to him. Adriene Biondo was super nice & made up for the weirdness of being there. I’m not a party type — can you tell?

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