Mid Century Icon: Chemosphere House

We have always been fascinated with The Chemosphere house, designed by American architect John Lautner in 1960. The iconic MCM building, which the Encyclopædia Britannica once called “the most modern home built in the world”, is admired both for the ingenuity of its solution to the problem of the site and for its unique design.

The house stands on the San Fernando Valley side of the Hollywood Hills, just off Mulholland Drive.

Modern Bear Trivia: the house was dramatically featured in the 1984 film “Body Double,” directed by Brian De Palma. We also like to think it was the secret inspiration for the Jupiter 2 from “Lost in Space” 😉

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From the Retro Vaults: Vintage Lunch Boxes!

We have a thing for collecting vintage lunch boxes from the 60’s and 70’s, which in the last decade have become hot collectibles! Here are a few of our faves…

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Who doesn’t love the original Planet of the Apes movies from the 60’s and 70’s?

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Woofy Lee Majors as the Six Million Dollar Man was many a young gay man’s first crush, and we were no exception.

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Sure, everybody had a Star Wars lunch box, but the campier TV copycat Battlestar Galactica is much harder to find!

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Does anyone remember this obscure TV series which only lasted two seasons on ABC? Produced by Irwin Allen, Land of the Giants has since become a cult favorite!

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1960’s Lost in Space started out as a smart Sci Fi series about a space age Family Robinson. It quickly devolved into a campy, kitschy show revolving around the very gay Dr. Smith and Robot. Still, it remains a childhood favorite for many.

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The original “Girl Power” epitomized by smart Sabrina, beautiful Kelly, and sexy Kris as Charlie’s Angels, one of the most popular TV shows of the 70’s. By the time this lunch box arrived on shelves, superstar Farrah Fawcett had left for her film career, and replaced by Cheryl Ladd.

For more info and value guides to vintage lunchboxes, visit greatestcollectibles.com