Saturday, December 05, 2015
Like the title of this post says, I have some random vintage images of California for you today, starting with this 1960 photo of the Desi Arnaz hotel, in Indian Wells (in the Coachella Valley in Riverside County). That's desert country, friends. It was founded by Lucille Ball and Desi back n 1957
Ol' Desi's hotel looks pretty modest - and yet awesome nonetheless. I love the simple caricature of him in the orange sunburst. What form! Good followthrough, weight on the back foot, shoulders square, mind free of distractions.
Here's a vintage postcard view of the pool area. It's fairly pretty if you like the desert, which I do. The hotel is still there, though it has been upgraded, and is now known as the Palm Springs Hotel.
Here's another postcard view of the pool (scrounged from the interwebs). This is definitely the place to be, since the swimmers are all curvy young ladies. Yessiree!
This next photo is from June, 1959, and shows the front of the Warner Bros. Studio entrance in Burbank. At first I thought (hoped) that this is where the famous "Termite Terrace" (of Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies fame) was located, but that was on Warner's Sunset lot. Still, it's a neat vintage view of a legendary studio!