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Chris Lukather “The Cinderella Homes of Jean Vandruff”

October 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Chris Lukather’s New Book Examines the Life and Work of Jean Vandruff, theDesigner and Builder of the Magical Cinderella Ranch Homes of the 1950s.

Alan Hess, noted author, historian and architect remarks that “It was a very innovative time—a growing industry for mass produced/mass marketed houses with a lot of money to be made in a competitive market of homebuyers in Southern California. The innovations ranged from the Case Study Houses and Eichlers (which are very well known), to Palmer and Krisel who integrated prefab elements to cut costs, to these features and franchising ideas by Vandruff (which are not as well-known but should be part of the story of innovation).

”Anyone interested in architecture, home design, mid-century trends and lifestyles, and Southern California history should pick up a copy of The Cinderella Homes of Jean Vandruff to learn about the life and work of this remarkable designer.

Chris Lukather is a Cal Arts graduate whose books are guided by his passion for art and design, California subculture and obscure Los Angeles history. A fifth generation Californian, Chris has discovered tidbits of local history through his own family’s long-time residence, and has developed his passion into projects like this, memorializing iconic homes through the published record. Chris is currently editor/publisher of The Writing Disorder, a quarterly literary journal established in 2010.


Valley Relics Museum
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Los Angeles, CA 91406 United States
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