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N. Cal Eichler's highlighted on HGTV

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Joined: Oct 13 2003

HGTV produced a T.V. show called "That '50s Home" hosted by Frankie Avalon which mentions the Northern California Eichler homes. About half-way through the show there is a short feature with great photos of interiors and exteriors. It will be aired again 11/9 at 2pm - set your TIVO! :-)

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

saw it, loved it!

the camera work inside the Eichler was excellent. The home looked nearly original, with the original counter-tops and asphalt tile flooring. Paul Adamson was also in it.

Over all, a good job by HGTV, which is rare (they have a record of screwing up Eichlers). They also show Arapaoe Acres, which is linked to this site.

One mistake, though, Levitt on the east coast did not use prefab. With all the talk of the ranch house, it was a shame that Cliff May was left out.

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Joined: Mar 23 2011

The show was great fun, but I have one recommendation. TAPE IT. They use a lot of quick shots. By the time you recognize what you are looking at, they be on to the next thing. Fortunately, we videotaped the show, giving us the opportunity to back up and slowly examine particular features.

The medium of television almost requires constant action. The result is a montage of pictures, sweeping generalizations and superficial discussion. You won't learn anything new, but the pictures make the show worth watching. :wink:

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

Yahoo TV lists the rerun at 5 pm though.

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Joined: Mar 22 2003

Tivo set....Many, many thanks!

Cathye

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Joined: Mar 22 2003

Saw it last night. It was great, especially the camera work. Almost looked more like a Fine Living program, rather than HGTV, though they are owned by the same company. It will remain on my TIVO for quite some time.

Cathye

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