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In the 1930s, Wayne McAllister, the originator of the circular drive-in, designed circular Simon's Drive-in Restaurants in the Streamline Moderne style with a three-layer roof and neon advertising pylon; this style was copied throughout the country. Simon's, located at 5171 Wilshire Boulevard, is well lit for outside drive-up customers. Cars are parked all around the round-shaped restaurant. The marquee advertises sandwiches, hamburgers, barbecue, and fountain, and signs with prices for food items are hung in a line all across the windowtops.
1 photographic print :b&w Photographic prints
00007305 Security Pacific National Bank Collection L.A.-Restaurants-Drive-In-Simon's; S-000-074.8 5x7; S-000-074.7 5x7 CARL0000008052 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/82408
Simon's (Restaurant : Los Angeles, Calif.) Restaurants--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles) Drive-in restaurants--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles) Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Art deco (Architecture)--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles) Lost architecture--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles) Night photographs McAllister, Wayne,1907-2000 Hancock Park (Los Angeles, Calif.) Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)