^Friedlander, Whitney. Go on a SoCal hunt for Googie architecture. Baltimore Sun. Los Angeles Times. 2008-05-18 [2009-02-11]. （原始内容存档于2014-01-06）. It was the 1950s. America was a superpower, and the Los Angeles area was a center of it. The space race was on. A car culture was emerging. So were millions of postwar babies. Businesses needed ways to get families out of their automobiles and into coffee shops, bowling alleys, gas stations and motels. They needed bright signs and designs showing that the future was now. They needed color and new ideas. They needed Googie.