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Title
Clifton's "Pacific Seas" Cafeteria
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Creator
Stewart, Lucille
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1945]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 14 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00088349
Lucille Stewart Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
GPC_b12_f2_i22; GPC_b12_f2_i22_N
CARL0004952719
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/123420
Subject
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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