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Serving Time & Food!

The Jail Café, located at 4212 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles. A ‘jailer’ watches from a guard tower on the roof.  Below the tower, a sign reads: ‘Dancing. Famous for their $1.25 dinners. Steak. Chicken. Lobster. Open from 5pm on. No cover charge.‘ Note the caricature faces peeking from behind the barred windows.  Inside – a ‘convict’ takes the customers’ order.  top photo dated – August 16, 1927


Old Hollywood’s Best Theme Restaurants Specialized in Abductions and Dungeons

Inside the Wild World of L.A.’s Early Theme Restaurants


Foggy With A Chance of Zodiac Balls

I gay for the bay!

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no US city has views like this!!!!


always gotta hit up the touristy sites

full house

I’ve got nothing but love and HAIGHT (that pun will never not be awesome) for this city


where the streets have names, and are curved, for everyone’s pleasure

real streets have curves

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did the Jewish slaves erect this one too?


the Coppolas own this sweet a$$ building


this Palace is a hotel!


lets try 8 mini beers!!

billion beers

but will I pass the test????

booz o meter

or get knocked out?


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or catch on fire?

fire drink with me

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but the drinks aren’t the only thing that be loaded

loaded potato

and who doesn’t want their salad tossed and dressed in front of their own eyes?

now THAT is how you toss a salad!!!!! #HouseOfYum #HouseOfYES

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I went NUTS for mini donuts!!!

you can't spell donut without 'do'

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you can smell this, right?  or at least my farts from it, right???


sorry if the puns feel old, and that I’m phoning it in


but things are on the rise, out there in the Napa Valley


where the wine flows like overpriced restaurants


and where the only storms are castle storming


and all the rooms have views

room with a view

and all the hills have (my) eyes


what, you think I was going to the SF area and do zero Zodiac zsleuthing???


didn’t find Z, but did go to Lake Berryessa, where those poor kids were stabbed 46 years ago

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place was super creepy & quiet… I was actually a little bit frightened

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but me & the Mrs survived, and rode another vacation off into the glorious sunset



Old Bay Seasoning


A Fine Line Between Love And Haight


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Future Perfect

Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1925 master plan for a Los Angeles Civic Center

wright civic

Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1947 plan for the Huntington Hartford Sports Club


Pereira & Luckman’s 1952 proposal for LAX

lax no happen

1965 proposal for the Santa Monica Offshore Freeway

santa monica

all a part of 

A+D Museum’s Never Built: Los Angeles


Black Golden Tan

tanning oil and… oil, line the coast at Huntington Beach, 1930s 

sh!t creeps me out, and yet it’s oddly beautiful

+ this bonus oil derrick foto!

The towering oil wells of Long Beach Harbor region are reflected in high tide waters pushing over a nine-block area today. Among the 12 families that were evacuated from the stricken neighborhood were two expectant mothers. Lifeguards turned them over to the Red Cross for care. Another 30 families floated their belongings out of inundated section. photograph dated – July 19, 1951

[pics via the incredible LAPL archives]

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