Frank Lloyd Wright Crash, Wisconsin, November 13, 1933

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28 Jan 2009 21:27 #12578 by clydester
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I was in the vicinity of Wright's Oak Park, Illinois, home last weekend and thought I'd stop by for a tour. Although I've been there several times, there always seems to be something I missed previously. Unfortunately, the last tour had already left so I took a slow alk thru the very nice gift shop. One newer book caught my eye,"Wright in New York City" and revolved around his stay while working on the Guggenheim Museum project. I'd read previously that he had worked Max Hoffman into giving (or loaning?) him a Mercedes which was kept in the hotel garage.
The New York book showed Wright standing next to TWO MB's which it said he'd got from Hoffman. One was a gullwing and the other a large sedan of about the same vintage. I'd think that most Gullwings built are probably still in existence. Wonder if Wright's is still around??? In red, of course. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->

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15 Nov 2010 11:29 #18399 by silverghost
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There is a great true story that can help give you all get the general mind-set of Frank Lloyd Wright's thinking and dealings with customers.

A wealthy society woman was having a grand gala to celebrate the grand opening of her new Wright designed home.
During the big party it suddenly started to rain.
Soon water was dipping on one of her male guests.
Frantic the woman called Mr Wright to tell him about the leaking roof !

After telling him about the leak she then asked Mr. Wright what she should do ?

Without pausing a beat Frank replied~
"Tell your guest to move his chair ! "

He then abruptly hung-up on his wealthy patron.


Point of fact ~
Many of Frank Lloyd Wrights most famous houses and celebrated building designs leak heavily to this very day~
They always have~

And Frank Lloyd Wright did not care one bit about this !

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23 Nov 2010 15:37 #18519 by proscriptus
proscriptus replied the topic: FRANK L. WRIGHT SUED FOLLOWING AUTO COLLISION
Dateline: Chicago, October 13, 1934. Chicago Tribune.



No word on how the suit turned out; probably settled out of court. Meryle Secrest's Frank Lloyd Wright adds, "Wright merely made his way into Madison and continued his journey by train."

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23 Nov 2010 17:39 #18521 by alsancle
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I'm probably in the minority but I've never seen anything that FLW was associated with that I liked. Just a taste thing I guess.

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23 Nov 2010 17:43 #18522 by proscriptus
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Not even his beautiful (urk) Continental?


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24 Nov 2010 15:00 #18530 by alsancle
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proscriptus wrote: Not even his beautiful (urk) Continental?


The drawing on top perfectly illustrates how I feel. FLW's car styling is just as bad as his architecture.

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