Saturday, August 31, 2013
On today's "Anything Goes Saturday" I am celebrating the humble motel. In the days that most of these photos were taken, even color TV was a selling point. Free HBO, what's that? WiFi? Hey, as long as the beds have "Magic Fingers", I'm good.
Howsabout the "Downtowner"? I love this photo, it is almost looks like Pop Art - maybe an Ed Ruscha painting. At least we know that the Downtowner has a swimming pool.
From July 1963 comes this impressive sing for King's Motel. A telephone in every room, holy moly! "Chinese American" dining room and cocktail lounge, sounds OK to me. I am already looking forward to my free breakfast. Wish I knew where this was.
One might assume that the Quality Courts Motel of Mount Vernon (circa August 1966) would be located in Virginia, near George Washington's famous home. But, as it turns out, there are a number of Mount Vernons around the country. New York, Ohio, Illinois, Washington, Iowa, Indiana, and so on. This huge sign was meant to be noticed, it seems to be a cousin to the beloved Holiday Inn "great signs".