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The Ken Kimes chain of Tropics Motor Hotels included an outpost in Palm Springs that opened circa 1964. Scattered amidst the lushly landscaped property were tikis of various sizes that punctuated the tropical theme. Kimes leased the hotel’s food and … Continue reading
Tagged cocktails, Fine Dining, Ken Kimes, mid-century, Motels, Motor Hotel, Palm Springs, Sambo's, tiki, Tim Putz, Tropics, urban archeology, Witco
I shot this video late one night with my friend Jerry Stefani in 1988. We drove down the Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street to capture the amazing neon-lit motels that once were ubiquitous but now have mostly vanished. The … Continue reading
Tagged Chris Isaak, Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Nevada, Las Vegas Strip, Motels, Music video, neon, nightlife, Old Vegas, vintage