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Palm Springs’ Congo Room & Cellar at the Tropics Motor Hotel

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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

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Surreal Las Vegas Motels. My 1988 Music Video

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

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