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Garden of Meditation at Clifton's "Pacific Seas" Cafeteria
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Stewart, Lucille
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1945
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.
Clifford Clinton, founder of the Clifton's chain, opened L.A.'s first cafeteria, The Cafeteria of the Golden Rule. In 1939, the cafeteria was transformed into the Pacific Seas and redecorated in a Polynesian motif with floral wallpaper, fake flowers and palm trees, baskets, and the Rain Hut. The restaurant, located at 618 S. Olive Street, closed in 1960 and was later razed.
Dressed in period costume, Mabel Anderson, Blanche Hart, and Inez Harrison (from left to right) are shown in the Garden of Meditation at Clifton's Pacific Seas Cafeteria. Mabel is using a loom and Blanche is reading.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 14 cm.
Photographic prints
Lucille Stewart Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
GPC_b12_f2_i1; GPC_b12_f2_i1_N
Clinton's Restaurants Inc. (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Women--California--Los Angeles
Cafeterias--California--Los Angeles
Restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles

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