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Clifton's "Pacific Seas" Cafeteria interior
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Clifford Clinton, founder of the Clifton's chain, opened L.A.'s first cafeteria, The Cafeteria of the Golden Rule, on Olive Street. In 1939, Cafeteria of the Golden Rule was transformed into the Pacific Seas and redecorated in the Polynesian motif shown here. The restaurant closed in 1960 and was later razed.
Dining area of Clifton's "Pacific Seas" Cafeteria. The postcard reads "A fantastic neon palm by polynesian grass hut. Only one of the many fantastic features. Guests pay what they wish and dine free unless delighted. 618 South Olive St., Los Angeles."
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Clinton's Restaurants Inc. (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Cafeterias--California--Los Angeles
Interiors--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Photomechanical prints

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