The AIA Expo is like a Disneyland for anyone in the design or historic preservation trades. They've definitely gone "LA" with this year's convention, judging by the types of tours offered each day. While I heard mention of the Case Study Houses and Greene and Greene, I also overheard talk of architects and designers eager to do the "Hollywood" tours.
I got to meet Julius Shulman, so you know I'm happy. Every other booth has a bowl of chocolate candies, and the coffee is almost Miami-quality. Almost.
After my discussion with the Route 66 Historian Sunday at the Lummis Day celebration, thought I'd put done my list of sites for visitors to see (sorry, no movie star homes or murder sites!) in no particular order...
Adamson House and the Malibu Pier
The Getty (both Pacific Palisades and Brentwood)
Marina Del Rey
The Venice Canals
The Eames Office
The Case Study Homes
The Schindler House
Farmers Market and The Grove
The Huntington Library
Union Station, Olvera Street and the California Endowment building
The Downtown Core (between the Harbor, Santa Monica, Golden State and
...including the Wholesale Markets (Flower, Produce, etc.)
The concrete bed of the Los Angeles River
The Brewery Art Complex
Angel's Gate Cultural Center, the Korean Friendship Bell and Lower Fort
Paadena's Art Center College of Design
LAX (the Theme Building, and the viewpoint by the Imperial Highway Dog Park)
The Hammer Museum
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Norton Simon Museum
Okay... see ya after Gay Pride (unless I post at the Expo)!