Some Notorious Phoenicians – Good and Bad

A haphazard list of notable Phoenicians for your Tuesday – in no particular order. I’ll flesh this list out in the near future.

Part 1:

1) Frank Lloyd Wright spent his winters in Scottsdale from 1937 until his death in 1959. His winter home, Taliesin West, is located near the northeast corner of Scottsdale. Wright was also commissioned to help with the planning and construction of the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa. The building’s designers balked at Wright’s unusual design but a compromise was reached. Today the Biltmore boasts that it is a Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced design.

2) Alice Cooper became famous for his stage persona and heavy metal music in the late 60’s. Alice Cooper, or Vincent Furnier, attended Cortez High School in Phoenix before beginning his music career. In 1974 he changed his name to Alice Cooper and became an international superstar. In the late 90’s Cooper opened Alice Cooper’stown near Bank One Ballpark and America West Arena in downtown Phoenix. The bar and restaurant are where Jock meets Rock.

3) Gary Condit was a United States Congressman from 1989 to 2003. Condit received national attention when the body of his intern, Chandra Levy, was found in a Washington D.C. park approximately one year after she had disappeared. At first Condit, also known for his honest-looking grin, lied about his relationship with Levy. He later admitted to a romantic relationship with the intern. The case remains unsolved. Condit is no longer a suspect.

4)Jenna Jameson is one of the best-recognized female adult movie stars working today. She lives in Scottsdale.

Coming soon: Don Bolles, Robert William Fisher, and Wonder Woman.

1 Comment so far

  1. Kevin (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2007 @ 7:52 pm

    I shouldn’t have appended the title of this post with, ‘Good and Bad’. I intended to post the profile of Fisher today too….

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