LAX Mosaic Tiles
During a private tour for this LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE article, I had the great pleasure of being escorted by LAX experts on the tunnels. I filmed this quick clip of one of their LAX's employees explaining the significance of the tiles.
Movies such as, "POINT BLANK", "MIDNIGHT MADNESS", "AIRPLANE!", "JACKIE BROWN", "HIGH ANXIETY" and THE GRADUATE were all shot in this mid century space age tunnel...
Screen grab from SUNDAY IN NEW YORK, 1963
Screen grab from THE LOVED ONE, 1965
Learn more about the artist, Charles D. Kratka Here
Lucy at the ceremony of Tunnel 4 in 1963!
This is from original press release for the general Jet Age Airport.
Danny Hutton, June Fairchild, David Anderle, his wife Sheryl, Mark Volman, Chrissie Jolly, Jules Seigel, Michael Vosse, Dean Torrance (hidden), Diane Rovell, Marilyn Wilson, Brian, Annie Hinsche, Brian Wilson & Barbara Rovell-Gaddy inside the LAX MOSAIC TUNNELS
Mad Men publicity shoot - 2014/ Click here to see Don Draper pass by the tiles!
Vintage Los Angeles in 2010. In addition to CityThink and VLA, Martino muses on L.A’s. past and present on Twitter and Instagram.
Alison is also currently a columnist for Los Angeles Magazine.