Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Created and supervised by Stephen Crane Associates for the Sheraton-Dallas Hotel
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
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
Thursday, October 25, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
"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
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
6101 Wattsburg Road, Erie, Pennsylvania 16509
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
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
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
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.
Friday, October 5, 2012
New, Modern and Air Conditioned. "Your Comfort is Our Business." Linton Lee, owner. Telephone 3922. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
St. Augustine, Florida
Two blocks off A1A south of the Bridge of Lions. Modern Kitchenette Apartments and air conditioned rooms. Private beach - quiet - relaxing. TV in rooms - hot water heat - tile baths - tubs - showers. Three minutes center of city - shopping area and restaurants easy walking distance. Day - week - month. Phone Valley 9-2113
Mr. & Mrs. Cline Owners
New York's newest and completely air-conditioned hotel. 1400 rooms...each with private bath, television and radio. Located in the heart of Times Square and the fabulous theatre district.
Telephone: JUdson 2-0300 - Teletype: N.Y. 1-4377
FRANK W. KRIDEL - Exec. Vice President & General Manager.
A romantic atmosphere for Dining and Dancing, an authentic setting complete even to a tropical ran storm - Entertainment - Hawaiian Music - Songs and Dances...Native Hawaiian Dishes and Beverages, also the famed Lexington cuisine.
Lexington Avenue at 48th Street, NEW YORK
Charles E. Rochester, Vice Pres. & Man. Dir.
New York's Smartest Bar and Restaurant
Here you may see the famous murals depicting the life of Paul Revere. Open for breakfast, luncheon, dinner and supper - delicious meals at popular prices.
Lexington Avenue at 48th Street, NEW YORK
Charles E. Rochester, Vice Pres. & Man. Dir.
Mailed from New York, New York to Mrs. L.W. MacLean of Ludlow, Massachusetts on May 19, 1947:
Hope you are both well - Be home little after 9 tomorrow.
Love - Elsie
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Overlooking the beautiful Capitol Park
Writing on the back:
Hello Ed old dear
Mother is so lonesome don't guess I can get along very much longer without you - be a good boy and tell Grandma to come home with you - Love, Mother
You will enjoy the informal Caucus Room with its unusual caricatures. A wide selection of popular Harrisburger specialties are served from 11:30 a.m. until Midnight on weekdays.
The distinctive decor of the Cafe Lounge makes it a gay and colorful rendezvous for luncheon, cocktails, dinner and late snacks.
St. Petersburg 3, Florida
On U.S. 92, 5 minutes from town. Ten spacious units, each with tile bath, central heat, circulating hot water, air-conditioned, TV, shuffleboard and patio. Shopping center and restaurants nearby. AAA Approved. S & H Green Stamps. Mr. & Mrs. C. Spilman Jones Owners-Managers