Corinne Krisel, backyard of Twin Palms Estates home, Palm Springs, 1957, photo by Julius Shulman Last night Larry and I were invited to a screening of the new documentary, "William Krisel, Architect" at The Getty Center. Bill Krisel is 85 years old, spry, witty and very much in touch with what's going on in the world. The movie was wonderful for mid-century architecture buffs.
There were interviews within the documentary of many people involved with the modernist movement in Southern California during the 40's, 50's 60's and early 70's. Surprisingly, many of those people were at the screening as well as other dignitaries in the historic architecture community of Los Angeles. Q & A with Wim deWit (left) and Bill Krisel (right)
Bill & Corinne Krisel, Getty Reception
After the screening there was a VIP reception where we could actually talk with Mr. Krisel and others in the documentary. The modern, Richard Meier-designed Getty was the perfect architectural background for this event!
Getty Center, at night
At the reception, I spied this very elegant lady with Krisel's structural engineer, Richard Bradshaw. I admired her sable hat / headband. She is Mrs. Bradshaw (actress Chanin Hale). We had a very long conversation about appropriate headgear for Southern California. I admire Mrs. Bradshaw's fashion sense and style. The Bradshaws are a delightful couple.
Mrs. Bradshaw's ring o' sable hat
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