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The Lost History of the Cheesewright Studios Building

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Edgar J. Cheesewright was one of the most important interior architects and designers of the 1920s. His name and credit for his work have been lost, due to the mysterious and hidden history of his Pasadena Studios Building. This podcast will unravel this history and restore Cheesewright’s name.

Edgar J. Cheesewright was one of the most important interior architects and designers of the 1920s. His name and credit for his work have been lost, due to the mysterious and hidden history of his Pasadena Studios Building. This podcast will unravel this history and restore Cheesewright’s name.
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Edgar J. Cheesewright was one of the most important interior architects and designers of the 1920s. His name and credit for his work have been lost, due to the mysterious and hidden history of his Pasadena Studios Building. This podcast will unravel this history and restore Cheesewright’s name.

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English


Episodes

Episode 5 - Ghost Stories of the Cheesewright Studios Building

11/11/2019
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Stories and recollections of ghost sightings in the Cheesewright Building. We also get into the more nefarious part of this story, which involves a very hidden military presence in the building.

Duration:00:36:45

Episode 4 - The History of E.J. Cheesewright

10/14/2019
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It has been quite difficult to find information on poor Cheesewright, but Ginny dug deep, did her research and has returned with as much information as she could find to restore the name Cheesewright back into history. Using his other designs, we discover his immense influence on the Arts & Craft movement of the early 20th Century. Post Episode notes: - Cheesewright was born in 1880 and died in 1957. -The second entrance to the Roosevelt Hotel is N. Orange Drive

Duration:01:08:06

The Cheesewright Studios Building - A walkthrough

9/11/2019
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Ginny walks us through the Cheesewright Studios Building, starting at the upstairs apartments, then walking the outside perimeter, and back inside into the fully functional restaurant, Madeline Garden, which has been specifically designed to match the original Cheesewright aesthetic. If you are in or around the Pasadena area, you can see this historical treasure in person! Video to follow.

Duration:00:35:15

The Mural Part 02

9/2/2019
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In this second part, we talk about specific details we picked out of the Zuber mural. A video version, with all the referenced images, is available on Youtube: https://youtu.be/q_pj-aa4X-0 SAVE THE MURAL, by supporting the podcast through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cheesewrightpodcast All images depicted here are available as hi res prints of various sizes.

Duration:00:31:56

The Mural Part 01

8/27/2019
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Inside the Cheesewright Studios Building is a masterpiece. It lives at the top of the windy stairwell, and it is badly neglected... In our first episode, we explore the beautiful, historic, visionary, and almost forgotten, Scenes of North America mural carefully selected by Cheesewright to serve as a center piece in his beautiful building. Post episode notes: Head artist was Jean-Julien Deltil (1791-1863) Deltil outlined his ideas for Vues d’Amérique du Nord in a four-part list, suggesting...

Duration:00:28:39

Cheesewright Podcast teaser

8/4/2019
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A short teaser to the upcoming podcast, The Lost History of the Cheesewright Studios Building. Stay tuned!

Duration:00:02:09