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Clifton's "Pacific Seas" Cafeteria postcard
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1939
Contributing Institution
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.
This postcard gives another look at Clifton's Polynesian style dining area. A message on the postcard reads "here's where we ate our first dinner in LA."
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

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