Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Papeete - one of four exotic moorings at Ports o' Call Restaurant in the penthouse at Southland Center, Dallas, Texas. Nature has been famed for this tropic hideaway. A waterfall babbles for your pleasure while local wild life stands motionless to keep you at your ease. But spears and pelts remind the diner that the simple life does have its excitements.
Created and supervised by Stephen Crane Associates for the Sheraton-Dallas Hotel
Saigon - one of the four exotic moorings at Ports o' Call Restaurant in the penthouse at Southland Center, Dallas, Texas.
A haven of pleasure . . . Dedicated to delights in dining and décor. Rich silks and sacred carvings surround its fortunate inhabitants, heightening their enjoyment in the Oriental offerings. Surrender to the lure of this fascinating city of mystery. It's inevitable!
Created and Supervised by Stephen Crane Associates for the Sheraton-Dallas Hotel.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Metropolitan Post Card Co.
Its central location, along with its accessibility by rail, highway and airway, makes St. Louis one of the leading convention cities of the United States. The city is well provided with hotel facilities for such occasions, with more than 1,500 air conditioned downtown hotel rooms.
St. Louis Printing Co.
E.C. Kropp Co.
The Aristocrat of St. Louis
At the Rendezvous one can enjoy the pleasant surroundings of a truly smart cocktail lounge.
Dated Jan. 1948
C.T. Art-Colortone by Curt Teich
Locust at 12th Street
Tel. MA 1-4600 Teletype: SL 505
St. Louis's largest hotel is conveniently located downtown in the heart of things. Completely air conditioned for your comfort. Free TV and radio. Visit the gay an exciting Gas House.
Free Reservations by Reservatron - reserves and confirms your hotel room in 4 seconds.
Mailed from St. Louis, Missouri to Mary K. Denger of Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 6, 1963:
Dear Mary K. - Got your later and I'm glad the patients are both getting along better. If I had know your mother was to be there more than a couple days I would surely have seal her something. When will she be home. I'll write more later - This is quite a city. Love, Flo
12th Boulevard at Locust
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis's Largest hotel, conveniently located downtown within walking distance of world famous Gateway Arch and beautiful Busch Memorial Stadium. 800 rooms, completely air conditioned. Free TV and Radio. Visit the exciting Gash House Parlour, handy Minute Chef.
International Supply Co.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Tampa Motor Lodge at 1020 So. Dale Mabry, Tampa 9, Florida.
52 luxurious rooms. Air-conditioned, Telephones. Free TV. Heated Pool. Howard Johnson Restaurant adjacent. 3 Miles from Airport, minutes from downtown Tampa. Year Around Commercial Rates.
Mailed from Tampa, Florida to Miss Georgann Coffeen in Cleveland, Ohio on December 8, 1962:
Hi Just though I'd make you jealous what with all the bad weather I hear you're having in Cleveland. Sorry I haven't written. Received your card, Happy to hear about the China. Still haven't left Kansas, Reg
"In The Smokies"
On Highway U.S. 441
51 Ultra Modern Units, each with private dressing rooms. TV, Air conditioned, Heated Pool. Kiddie Pool, Sun Deck, Room Phones, Elevator Service & Music, Credit cards Honored.
AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.
Larry "Bud" Ogle, Manager
Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Bozo's Circus at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois on August 20, 1977:
xxxx W. George
Chicago, Ill. 60618
Age 1 1/2
Sunday, October 21, 2012
2945 N.W. Expressway
The Hilton Inn stands tall on the Oklahoma City skyline with the finest in rooms, suites and poolside cabanas. Guests enjoy its relaxed, informal hospitality which is typical of the Southwest. Excellent food served in the friendly atmosphere of the Founders Room and after-dark fun and relaxation in the Gusher Club add to the enjoyment of staying here.
Mailed from North Suburban, Illinois to Bozo's Circus at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois on August 30, 1977:
xxxx W. Fargo
Skokie, Illinois 60076
Age - 10
I-44 at Lindberg Boulevard
1200 S. Kirkwood (Lindberg Boulevard)
St. Louis, Missouri 63122
Near Six Flags Over Mid America, Gateway to the West, Grant's Farm and Downtown St. Louis.
Mailed from Champaign, Illinois to Bozo's Circus at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois on August 27, 1977:
Age: 8 yr
xxx Arcadia Dr.
Rantoul, Ill. 61866
On Highway 70-N
New, Modern Court with 16 Room, with Tub and Shower Baths - Television - 100% Air-Conditioned and Electric Heat
Good Restaurants Near By
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Overbey
Owners and Managers
Note on back:
Stay at August 14, 1956
STATUS: Unsure. The address is vague.
5390 Gulf Blvd.
St. Petersburg Beach, Florida 33706
125 beautifully decorated efficiencies. Hotel rooms & delux apartments. Heat & air conditioning. Direct dial Phones & Free Cable, Color T.V., every room. Each unit has unobstructed view of Gulf of Mexico 350 feet of private beach. 2 Swimming Pools, Shuffleboard courts. Lounge & T.V. Room. Coin Laundry. Elevator service for 3 story building. Open all year. Seasonal rates.
Nicklaus of Florida, Inc.
Mailed from Illinois to Bozo's Circus at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois on September 20, 1977:
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
Located 4 Miles North of Winston-Salem, N.C. on Rt. 52
24 Modern Rooms With Tub or Shower
Wall to Wall Carpet, Completely Air Conditioned. TV. Room Telephone
Owned and Operated By
Mr. & Mrs. J.E. Clayton
Phone PArk 3-9691
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
U.S. 36 & 77
Room Phones - Year Round - Air Conditioning - American Express - Diner's Club - Carte Blanche. AAA Approved. Member of the American Hotel Association.
Mailed from Gary, Indiana to Bozo's Circus at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois on July 16, 1979:
xxxx Hendricks St.
Merillville, Ind. 41410
I-95 at 701, Exit 90
P.O. Box 306
Smithfield, North Carolina 27577
Approximately 90 miles to S.C. & Virginia Borders. 52 Rooms, all ground level, wall-to-wall carpeting, color TV, Individually controlled air-conditioning and heat, room phones, in-room-coffee-services, tub/shower combination. Swimming pool - six acres of lawn.
Wisconsin Dells, Wis. 53965
On Highways U.S. 16 - State 13 & 23
In the Heart of Dells Area
Eleven Units - Private Baths, Carpeted, Heated, Air-Conditioned, TV
Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Bozo's Circus at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois on March 16, 1976:
2144 W. 135th Place
Blue Island, Ill. Apt. 3
Age - 2 Years Old
On R. 743, South of Highway
R. 2, Elizabeth, Pa.
Color TV - Air Conditioning - Swimming Pool - Snack Bar
Friday, October 19, 2012
2051 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, Calif.
Southern California's most fabulous year around Resort Hotel on Shelter Island . . . "Come as you are - by Boat or by Car" Resort luxury hotel just 10 minutes from Civic Center. Magnificent rooms, elegant suites with air-conditioning, fully furnished kitchenettes, private patios or lanais, TV and Radio, Heated swimming pool facing Yacht Harbor Bay. Banquet rooms for 25-200. Enjoy cocktails, entertainment and dancing, Gourmet dining in the famous Portofino Room. All Major Credit Cards Honored Call for Reservations.
Mailed from San Diego, California to Debbie & Bruce Henderson of Saugus, California on August 12, 1972:
This shows how it looks out front of our motel.There is a beach & grassy area across street that is very, very nice. Love, Mom & Dad
Fran Hunt Color Productions
A Koppel Card
950 Yacht Harbor Drive
Nestled on its verdant shore in the glittering blue bay is SHELTER ISLAND INN - San Diego's most exotic resort hotel. Reached by Causeway from Point Loma, Shelter Island Inn provides close proximity to other points of interest in the city and is only minutes way from Tijuana in old Mexico. It's perfect for that rare, remembered holiday or vacation. Search the wide world over and you will not find a setting as beautiful, interesting or fun-filled.
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Located in Wisconsin Dells on Highways 13, 16 and 23. 17 new fireproof units all with private showers, TV, Air Conditioning and Electric Heat. Private 54 x 32 heated swimming pool. Near all activities.
Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Fitzgerald, Owners
Mailed from Mrs. Fakton of El Carupo, Texas on May 31, 1911:
Greeting from Chi.
Chicago's Finest Hotel
Special Rates for Members
ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
For November Meeting
Room with detached bath - $1.50 to $2.50
Room with private bath - $2.50 to $4.00
Room with detached bath - $2.50 to $5.00
Room with private bath - $4.00 to $7.00
TWO CONNECTING ROOMS WITH BATH
Two persons - $4.00 to $7.00
Four Persons - $6.00 to $12.00
Guests occupying rooms with detached bath have the privilege of using the public bath on the same floor without additional charge
President's and Secretary's Headquarters; Suite 208-209-210
The BANQUET in honor of the judges of the Supreme Court of Illinois will be held in the Grand Ball Room, Hotel La Salle, Nov. 6, 1915
La Salle Hotel is located at the corner of Madison and La Salle Streets. It is one of the most conveniently located Hotels in Chicago and has accommodations for nearly two thousand guests.
Stamped: Jack F. Knoblock, 1936
Comfortable air-conditioned guest rooms. 15 private dining rooms and ball rooms. The famous Lotus Room for fine food and the 90's Tap for fun and frolic. On the corner of La Salle and Madison in the center of downtown Chicago.
Guest rooms comfortably furnished for modern living. 15 private dining rooms and ballrooms. Home of the famous Lotus Room with its celebrated food service. Located at the corner of LaSalle and Madison in the center of downtown Chicago.
Mailed from Rockford, Illinois to Bozo's Circus at WGN TV in Chicago,Illinois on August 29, 1977:
xxxx N. Ridgeland
Oak Park, Illinois 60302
13th and N Street
Sacramento's Luxury Hotel of tomorrow overlooking Capitol park featuring the El Mirador Roof - 2 Cocktail Lounges - 2 Swimming Pools - superb cuisine. Entertainment and Dancing Nightly.
"Queen of Resort Hotels," featuring the World Famous Whirlpool Thermal Baths, with guests going direct from rooms to Bathhouse in robe and slippers...400 air-conditioned rooms, including kitchenette, new Lanai Tower, and poolside Lanai Suites connecting with Hotel. Year 'round temperature controlled pool, with separate pool for the kiddies. European Plan, Dining Room, Luncheonette, Dutch Treat Grill, etc.
"PRICES TO FIT EVERY POCKETBOOK"
Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Bozo's Circus at WGN TV in Chicago, Illinois on October 26, 1977:
xxxx N. Rutherford
Chicago, Ill. 60634
2 Yrs. Old
Deluxe Motel Units
1800 Casspolis Street
Located one mile south of Indiana Toll Road on Indiana #19. Heated Swimming Pool - TV - Room Phones - Cocktail Lounge - Restaurant across street - Open all year
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Conveniently located at 6101 Wattsburg Road on Interstate 90...near Gannon and Willa Marie Colleges...only 15 minutes to Peek and Peak Ski Lodge...coffee shop and Fiesta Dining Room...Cantina Cocktail Lounge...123 beautifully-decorated rooms...meeting room facilities....
6101 Wattsburg Road, Erie, Pennsylvania 16509
Halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth
Conveniently located on U.S. Highway 80 near Six Flags Over Texas, Great Southwest Industrial District and the business area of Grand Prairie...102 beautifully-decorated rooms..dining room, coffee shop and private club...heated swimming pool...complete hotel service.
1000 West Main
Grand Prairie, Texas
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Mailed from Los Angeles, California to Mrs. Harvey McKay of Dowagiac, Michigan on August 29, 1950:
We're coming into Ogden, Utah now - smooth trip - much warmer in Wyo - Utah. Minn was cold. Kids slept well last nite & now one more note. Will arrive at 10:40 a.m. Was glad we visited Granny Murnau, Dear old lady - Thanx for the many nice treats you gave us. Love, Louellen
Renowned Gopher Grill BARestaurant
Famous Blackhawk Hospitality
THE CRYSTAL ROOM
One of America's Finest Restaurants
Recommended in Duncan Hines' Books, "ADVENTURES IN GOOD EATING" "LODGING FOR A NIGHT"
R.I. Griffith Managing Director
Mailed from Columbus, Ohio to Mrs. G.J. Ard of Indianapolis, Indiana on June 4, 1951:
Just arrived boy is it ever hot. Made good time. Checked in at 6:30 PM. Grady
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
"FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE"
I-75 Loop Grayling, Mich. 49738
"In the heart of Michigan's outdoor sports. Open year 'round. Sure to please the Discriminating Traveller. Carpeted Rooms - Air Conditioning - In Room Phones - Tubs & Showers - Color TV - Hot Water Circulating Heat - Dining - Shopping & Churches nearby.
Owners and operators Ralph & Flo Sanders
3100 South 31st St. - U.S. 66 Bypass and Interstate 55
Lounge - Swimming Pool - Coffee Shop
Dining Room - Banquets to 750 persons
3100 South 31st St. - U.S. 66 Bypass and Interstate 55
Lounge - 1 Indoor Pool - 1 Outdoor Pool - 2 Coffee Shops - Dining Room - Banquets to 1501 Persons - 401 Units
1 Mile South of College Campus on U.S. 41 - Open Year Round - Cable TV - Central Hot Water Heating - Tub & Shower Baths - Golf Course, Beach & Restaurant Nearby.
Houghton, Mich. 49931
936 McHenry Ave.
60 Deluxe Units - A Sambos Restaurant
Fully Air-Conditioned - Free TV and Music in All Rooms - Room Phones - King Beds - Conference Room - Game Room. Member of the Best Western Motels. A Ken Kimes Built Motor Hotel.
936 McHenry Ave.
Modesto, California 95350
61 deluxe units. Sambos restaurant. Cocktail lounge. Fully air conditioned. Individual TV and music in all rooms. Room Phones. Bridal Suites. Conference Room for thirty. Heated, filtered pool. All major credit cards accepted. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.