Tag Archives: 1950s

Most Iconic and Oldest Restaurants By State

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Thrillist put together what they consider to be the most iconic restaurant in every state and the oldest restaurant in every state.  Some of their selections are off the mark, but it’s interesting to see what they chose and why.

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Camera Girl Captures Essence of 1950s Nightclubbers

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The girl wandering around with her big camera and flash was a ubiquitous feature of American nightclubs prior to the 1970s.  Generally, people posed stiffly.  But every once in a while the camera captured the essence of a couple, such … Continue reading

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Strange Lounge Acts

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Any cocktail lounge providing live entertainment is top notch in my book.  But back in the day, the definition of a lounge act was rather loose. Piano bars were fairly common but organ bars less so.  This one features Miss … Continue reading

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Dome of the Sea restaurant at the Las Vegas Dunes

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There have been many outrageously themed motels, hotels and restaurants constructed in Las Vegas these past 75 years but few have been as over-the-top fabulous as the Dome of the Sea.  Of everything ever to appear on the strip it … Continue reading

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Oakland’s Zombie Village

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When I lived in Oakland, California in the 1980s I didn’t know that two of the most amazing Polynesian-themed restaurants were once located across from each other on Oakland’s San Pablo Avenue – Trader Vic’s and Zombie Village.  Both are … Continue reading

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Dallas’ Town and Country Restaurant

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After World War II the famous Dallas restaurateur Nick DeGeorge opened his Town & Country restaurant up the street from his earlier Italian place called DeGeorge’s.  Nick was so proud of his fancy new digs that he wrote the “Story … Continue reading

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Livin’ It Up at the Colony Club

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“You might not realize this, but there was a time before television, before the Internet, before cell phones, and even before VCRs and DVDs.  Yes, once upon a time, when people wanted to be entertained, they went out.” So writes … Continue reading

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