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Old Posted Mar 13, 2014, 7:07 AM
austlar1 austlar1 is offline
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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug View Post
The above photo of the motel is hilarious. The middle class motel being surrounded with conspicuous high-end Cadillacs is a mixed match if I ever saw one. People driving a Cadillac would more than likely be lodging at the upscale Ambassador or Beverly Wilshire hotels. The Cadillacs nesting at this déclassé location give the impression that the motel was a hangout for hoods and mobsters.

A couple of Chevys or Oldsmobiles would have been more appropriate in my humble opinion. Having worked in advertising, I do understand the impression they were trying to create but they actually created the wrong impression.
My grandmother, who lived in Texas, drove a 57 Caddy just like the one in the picture. She was kind of cheap, and I can imagine her stopping at a place like this somewhere along the highway. When she visited LA, however, she liked to stay out in Santa Monica at the Miramar.
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