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Clifton's Cafeteria of the Golden Rule, 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.
Interior view of the Clifton's, located at 618 South Olive St. A few diners are seen at tables and the cafeteria's tropical theme is recognizable with all of the palm trees and the nautical stained glass window in the background. Photo taken before the drastic 1939 remodeling.
1 photographic print :b&w
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Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Restaurants-Clifton's Cafeteria.
Clinton's Restaurants Inc. (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Cafeterias--California--Los Angeles
Restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Williams, Dino.

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