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SOME PLACES TO VISIT. OR MAYBE NOT.

red_slipper_cocktail_lounge_springfield_MO

The Red Slipper Cocktail Lounge, Springfield, Missouri. I'm sure these people look back on these days with a slight grimace.

sambos_pancakes_blythe_CA

Sambo's, Blythe, California. Some of you younger people may not remember Sambo's. It was a chain of coffee shops in the US that featured Little Black Sambo and pancakes. I'm not making this up. As for Blythe, welcome to Hell. It reached 122F/50C once.

o'hare-concord_motor_inn_des_plaines_IL

O'Hare-Concord Motor Inn, Des Plaines, Illinois.

chucks_pancake_house_placerville_CA

Chuck's Pancake House, Placerville, California. My husband grew up near there and I must ask him if he ever frequented Chuck's.

disneyland_hall_of_chemistry_tomorrowland

The Disneyland Hall of Chemistry in Tomorrowland. I suspect this was scrapped shortly after it opened.

golf_&_country_club_motor_hotel_las_vegas_NV

Golf and Country Club Motor Hotel, Las Vegas. I'd actually love to stay in this room.

new_hotel_monteleone_carousel_new_orleans_LA_1963

New Hotel Monetelone Carousel, New Orleans, Louisiana. This is so awesome I can't even describe it.

safari_hotel_french_quarter_scottsdale_AZ

The Safari Hotel French Quarter, Scottsdale, Arizona. Swank is the word that comes to mind.

wolfies_restaurant_miami_beach_FL

Wolfie's Restaurant, Miami Beach, Florida. Apparently a Jewish-style deli to cater to retirees from New York.

manger_motor_inn_purple_tree_lounge_indianapolis_IN

Manger Motor Inn, Purple Tree Lounge, Indianapolis, Indiana. Simply cosmopolitan.

madonna_inn_gold_rush_dining_room_san_luis_obispo_CA

Madonna Inn, Gold Rush Dining Room, San Luis Obispo, California. This place is still in operation and in huge demand.

cosmic_age_lodge_anaheim_CA

The Cosmic Age Lodge, Anaheim, California. You could lose your shoes in that shag rug.

hotel_riviera_casino_las_vegas_NV

Hotel Riviera Casino, Las Vegas. There's a woman in front with a fur coat. That's how hoi-polloi-ish it was to go to these places back then.

kahiki_polynesian_supper_club_columbus_OH

The Kahiki Polynesian Supper Club, Columbus, Ohio. If this is still around, it would be ultra-hip now.

the_chicken_coop_restaurant_norton_MA

The Chicken Coop Restaurant, Norton, Massachusetts. I feel like scrunching down to avoid hitting my head on that low ceiling.

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sahlah
Aug. 15th, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
O'Hare Concord Motor Lodge = set of the Brady Bunch.
anita_margarita
Aug. 15th, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
I'll have to take your word on that. I'm the only person alive who has NEVER seen the Brady Bunch.
sahlah
Aug. 15th, 2012 03:32 am (UTC)
How did you manage to grow up? :)
anita_margarita
Aug. 15th, 2012 03:34 am (UTC)
What can I say? I had a deprived childhood, I guess. Also, we only got two three TV channels.
lynn82md
Aug. 15th, 2012 08:20 pm (UTC)
Hell, I would love to have those hotel rooms with private pools. Would be a nice way to relax, but as an avid swimmer who likes to swim laps...it would be way too small
sapphirescarlet
Aug. 15th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
I was thinking the Safari's ceiling looked pretty damned low. And there are hotels in the Poconos with hot tubs about the size of those in-room pools! Always wanted to go to the Poconos.
majorjune
Aug. 18th, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
The Red Slipper: nice that the girls' outfits match the rug...

O'Hare-Concord Motor Inn: okay, I understand that indoor decor follows color fashion much like clothes do. The color scheme here suggests a transition from the blues, browns and pinks of the 50s to more warmer colors of the 60s. But why oh why did they choose clashing PATTERNS (sofa, drapes, right-hand wall)?

Safari Hotel: reminds me of the old Tiparillo cigar ad, with a gal dressed in a simalar outfit touting "Cigars, cigarettes, Tiparillos?" Back in the day when one could smoke almost anywhere.

Madonna Inn: hopefully the decor's changed since then! lol

Cosmic Age Lodge: except for the shag rug, I actually sort of like this room, and its mid-century motif is currently quite popular with interior designers.

Riviera Casino: the Riviera definitely was NOT a fur coat venue when I was there back in 2002. Most floor space is now devoted to electronic slot and video poker machines rather than "old school" table games, which still exist but which are no longer the major money-makers for casinos, and so they don't get much floor space. The Riveria also now has a large area devoted to non-gambling electronic games, presumably so that the kiddies have something to do while Mom and Dad gamble away their college funds... :-/

Kaluki Polynesian: we had something very similar here in Connecticut called "The Hu-Ki-Lau", Polynesian/Hawaiian supper club that served similar drinks as shown in this picture. No longer exists here in CT, but I believe there may still be one operating in Massachusetts...

Chicken Coop: again with the clashing patterns! :-P
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