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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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Title supplied by cataloger.
Clifford Clinton, founder of the Clifton's chain, opened L.A.'s first cafeteria, The Cafeteria of the Golden Rule. 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.
Interior view of the Pacific Seas cafeteria, located at 618 S. Olive Street, showing a decorative neon light designed to look like a palm tree.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 14 cm.
Photographic prints
Lucille Stewart Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
GPC_b12_f2_i22; GPC_b12_f2_i22_N
Clinton's Restaurants Inc. (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Neon lamps--California--Los Angeles
Cafeterias--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles

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