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Jim Heimann

Autor(a) de All-American Ads of the 50s

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About the Author

In addition to a career as a graphic designer and illustrator, Jim Heimann is a teacher and author. His graphic design works have been exhibited in several California galleries as well as at a number of shows in Germany and Japan. Heimann's design clients include CBS Records, Columbia Pictures, The mostrar mais Screen Actors Guild, and the National Football League. Heimann's written works include such books as California Crazy!, Hooray For Hollywood, Out With The Stars, Close Cover Before Striking, and Car Hops and Curb Service. He has also written on popular culture and regional history and architecture for many publications, among them the Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone magazine. Heimann graduated from California State College in Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is a native of Los Angeles. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Jim Heimann

All-American Ads of the 50s (2001) — Editor — 253 exemplares
All-American Ads of the 60s (2002) — Editor — 198 exemplares
All-American Ads of the 40s (2003) — Editor — 187 exemplares, 1 crítica
Future Perfect (Icons Series) (2002) — Editor — 141 exemplares
The Golden Age of Advertising: The 50s (2005) — Editor — 121 exemplares, 2 críticas
All-American Ads of the 70s (2004) 114 exemplares
The Golden Age of Advertising: The 60s (1999) — Editor — 109 exemplares
All-American Ads of the 30s (2003) — Editor — 103 exemplares
All-American Ads of the 80s (2005) — Editor — 93 exemplares
Mid-Century Ads: Advertising from the Mad Men Era (2011) — Editor — 87 exemplares, 1 crítica
Kitchen Kitsch: Vintage Food Graphics (2002) — Editor — 82 exemplares
All American Ads of the 20s (2004) — Editor — 78 exemplares
See the World (Icons Series) (2002) 67 exemplares
California, Here I Come (Icon (Taschen)) (2002) — Editor — 63 exemplares, 1 crítica
All-American Ads, 1900-1919 (2005) — Editor — 62 exemplares
Shop America: Mid-Century Storefront Design, 1938-1950 (2007) — Editor — 61 exemplares, 1 crítica
Sins of the City: The Real Los Angeles Noir (1999) 60 exemplares, 1 crítica
Surfing: Vintage Surfing Graphics (Icons) (2004) — Editor — 54 exemplares
50s Cars: Vintage Auto Ads (Icons) (2002) 50 exemplares, 1 crítica
Hula: Vintage Hawaiian Graphics (2003) 36 exemplares
Fashion of the 70s (2009) 27 exemplares
All-American Ads of the 90s (2018) — Editor — 27 exemplares
70s Cars: Vintage Auto Ads (2006) 24 exemplares
20th Century Travel (2016) 22 exemplares
Automobile Design Graphics (2016) 16 exemplares
Surfing. 1778–Today. 40th Ed. (2023) 2 exemplares
All American Ads. 1 exemplar
Hula Honeys Photo Album (2004) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Krazy Kids' Food! (1999) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares, 1 crítica


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I was in the library in the Architecture section and saw this book. The drive-in is a perfect example of where two major American desires intersect. Americans love to eat (just look at your fellow citizens if not at your own stomach). Americans love to be in their cars (even parked, talking into their cell phones). Food + car = drive-in.

From the first Pig Stand in Texas to the last Bob's Big Boy, they're all here. A lot of the history related here has to do with the buildings and how to dazzle the passing motorist. Car hops came later. One recurring feature was the central pylon jutting skyward (ahem!).

At first, the fare was mostly BBQ pork sandwiches and "chicken in the rough" before the proprietors figured out that they could serve more people faster with burgers. Thus, the ubiquitous burger.

This is pretty well written and the interesting facts just keep coming. Contrary to popular belief, the drive-in was in decline by the time teenagers in the 50's were hanging out at them. And did you know that Hollywood stars would frequent the drive-ins near the studios back in the 30's?
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nog | 1 outra crítica | Jul 7, 2023 |
As advertised, a whirlwind tour through the seedy history of LA. Very nicely done & produced, with ample crime scene photos. There are several pulp magazine reproduction inserts that help set the mood. The last chapter is a review of Hollywood noir. Very well done, a must for any noir fan.
kcshankd | Aug 16, 2021 |
I enjoyed this book. Food history is so much fun, and that includes old menus. Fun book, wish it had been larger with more stuff!
Chica3000 | Dec 11, 2020 |
Beautiful photography and imagery capture the '50s and '60s, two decades in advertising. With anecdotes and essays to accompany the artwork, this book is worth owning (or if you're like me, checking it out multiple times from your local library).
JCLHeatherM | Jan 27, 2018 |

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