...and now for something 'kitschy'
For the life of me, I can not
figure out this bizarre coffee-table.
Lobby of the Waikiki Motel, 631 W. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, 1960s.
The last time I've been so flummoxed was when I thought the apple-machine in the Lincoln Heights Jail was a croquet set.
Here's a room at the Waikiki.
My earliest memories of Los Angeles and Southern California stem from my family's Summer Vacation (car trip from Illinois) in the 1969. We visited Disneyland,
but I was equally enamored with the fantasy themed motels that surrounded the park.
At the time, I was a BIG space fan so I begged my Dad to stay at one of the futuristic themed motels.
Space Age, 1176 W. Katella Avenue, Anaheim
above: note the oversized 'sputnik' on the roof....how cool is that?
(especially to a 9 year old..me)
The Stovall's also had the....
Inn of Tomorrow, 1110 W. Katella Avenue, Anaheim
At some point in time the 'Inn of Tomorrow' became the 'Cosmic Age Lodge'. (or was it the other way around?)
...and here's a look inside lobby of Stovall's 'Inn of Tomorrow'.
Oh my God, I thought this was cool. Is that a snorting pig on the carpet?
Alas, my family ended up staying at the Robin Hood Motel.
913 S. beach Blvd. Anaheim CA
and it looks like it's still in business.
Now back to that twilight zone coffee table in the lobby of the Waikiki Motel.
Can anyone make heads or tails out of it? ..the balls.....the plexi-glass dome.