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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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Clifford Clinton, founder of the Clifton's chain, opened L.A.'s first cafeteria, The Cafeteria of the Golden Rule, at 618 S. Olive Street. 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 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 negative :safety ;12 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Lucille Stewart Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
Clinton's Restaurants Inc. (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Women--California--Los Angeles
Restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Cafeterias--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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