Friday, September 23, 2011

Love Among the Dishes

The East Liverpool (OH) Review reports today on romantic goings-on at the HLC Factory Outlet. Jim Wierwille proposed to his Fiesta-fan sweetheart, Jill Lowry, with the assistance of HLC Art Department and Outlet staff.

Jim worked behind the scenes with the Art Department to make a custom Marigold Fiesta plate reading "Jill: Will you marry me? Jim." Outlet staff then placed the special plate in the 75th anniversary Marigold display and waited for the happy couple to arrive.

After Jill said "Yes" (how could she say "No"?), HLC Vice President Liz McIlvain congratulated the couple and offered them four Fiesta place settings in any color they chose.

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It's Fall!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Relive HLCCA Conference 2011

The Fall 2011 issue of The Dish should be arriving in your mailbox. Relive all the excitement of HLCCA Conference 2011.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Children at Play?

A recent blog visitor had questions about this decal of children at play. The pieces have an HLC backstamp reading "Genesee 45 L." Is anyone familar with this decoration? If so, please let us know!

UPDATE 9/10/11 6:37 AM: Melicety Deatherage tells us that the name of this treatment is "Tiny Todkins."  Thanks, Mel!

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Laughlin Park and Hollywood's Golden Age

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The same year that Homer, Sr., died (1913), Homer, Jr. subdivided Laughlin Park in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.  Laughlin Park was home of many of the elite in the early days of Hollywood.  A centerpiece of the gated neighborhood is the former Cecil B. DeMille estate, which was listed for sale for $23.9 million in 2008.  It is still a very desirable address.