The 38th issue of Arizona Contractor & Community Magazine is a whopper coming in at 96 pages. Think of it as a mid-morning break at the construction site. We’ve decided to emphasize the “community” part of our name, briefly idle the big yellow machines, and focus on how Arizonans entertained themselves during the post-World War II boom years.
We’re calling it the “Pop-Culture” issue, and we lead off with The Wallace and Ladmo Show, which was TV made for kids that adults loved. Other topics include the “Phoenix Sound” created by pioneering musicians Lee Hazlewood, Duane Eddy, Jimmy Delbridge, and Waylon Jennings in Coolidge, a town known more for its nearby cotton fields. To liven up the party, we toss in greyhound racing and A-1 beer--sounds like a good time to me!
The magazine doesn’t get entirely away from its roots, covering construction through photo essays illustrating how workers dressed, and the mid-century memorabilia contractors produced.
Copies are available via the ACC website or at Books on 7th Avenue in Phoenix, or at the Ignite Sign Art Museum in Tucson.
Thanks to the many talented individuals who contributed including Billy Horner, Laura Horner, John Bueker, Vic Linoff, Jim West, Douglas Sydnor, Alison Bailin Batz, Jason Morris, Peter Corbett, Michael Bernstein, Luke & Billie Snell, Barry Warner, and Lynn Horner.