Charles Phoenix’s Slide of the Week: 3 Min. to Hollywood, LA, CA 1948
Snapdragons snuggled up to a knee-high, white-washed picket fence border the front yard of a rural Los Angeles motel. Apparently, Little Miss Redhead, is quite happy to be close to glamourland where she can breathe easily as she smiles and clutches a flowerless bouquet!
This slide comes to us courtesy of “Little Miss Redhead” herself whom I had the pleasure of meeting recently in Palm Springs. No sooner did we meet than she’s telling me she has slides of the motel her grandparent’s owned in San Fernando Valley “after the war.” Without skipping a beat I politely asked to see the slides. (OK, I demanded to see them!)
My imagination was inspired and my sprit soared when I happened upon this charming image of her politely posing in front of the charming sign her grandma and grandpa posted promoting the air quality at their motel and time it took to get to Hollywood. Who knew smog was a concern in 1954?
Do YOU have vintage fun family slides to share??? If so please don’t hesitate!
Here’s to little Miss Redhead, Hollywood, clean air and YOU!
Live Events with Charles Phoenix
San Francisco, CA: BIG RETRO SLIDE SHOW
Roxie Theater, Thursday, April 14, 2011
Las Vegas, NV: BIG RETRO SLIDE SHOW
Viva Las Vegas – Rockabilly Fest
Fri, April 22 & Sun, April 24, 2011
Buena Park, CA: RETRO KNOTT’S BERRY FARM SLIDE SHOW
Bird Cage Theater (inside Knott’s), Sunday, May 15, 2011