Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sheraton-Dallas Hotel - Dallas, Texas

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 d├ęcor. 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

The Sheraton-Jefferson - St. Louis, Missouri

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

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tampa Motor Lodge - Tampa, Florida

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:
7 Dec
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

Crossroads Motor Lodge - Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Crossroads Motor Lodge - Gatlinburg, Tennessee

"In The Smokies"
On Highway U.S. 441
Gatlinburg, Tenn.
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:

Kimberly Kinder
xxxx W. George
Chicago, Ill. 60618
Age 1 1/2

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hilton Inn Northwest - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2945 N.W. Expressway
Oklahoma City
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:

Gail Perlman
xxxx W. Fargo
Skokie, Illinois 60076
Age - 10

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge St. Louis Southwest - St. Louis, Missouri

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:

Theresa Japel
Age: 8 yr
xxx Arcadia Dr.
Rantoul, Ill. 61866

Airways Court - Nashville, Tennessee

Airways Court - Nashville, Tennessee

One half Mile East of Nashville, Tenn.
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
Phone 6-9549

Note on back:
Stay at August 14, 1956

STATUS: Unsure. The address is vague.

El Sirata Apartment Motel - St. Petersburg Beach, Florida

El Sirata Apartment Motel - St. Petersburg Beach, Florida

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:

Helen-Marie Poulos
xxx Lincoln
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

Oaks Hotel and Cottages - Ojai, California

The luxurious pool and Terrace at the Oaks is popular with guests the year 'round. Crystal clear water is temperature controlled and offers swimming at its best.

Baker Hotel - Dallas, Texas

Baker Hotel - Dallas, Texas

Baker Hotel and Skyline
Dallas, Texas

Blue Bird Motel - Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Blue Bird Motel - Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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

Thunderbird Motel - Marysville, Kansas

U.S. 36 & 77
Marysville, Kansas
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:

Danielle Baehler
xxxx Hendricks St.
Merillville, Ind. 41410
Age 5

Smithfield Motor Inn - Smithfield, North Carolina

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.

The Spot Motel and Bar - Tomahawk, Wisconsin

2 Miles North of Tomahawk, Wisconsin on U.S. Highway 51
All Modern - Overnite or Weekly Rates.

Country House Motel - Spooner, Wisconsin

Country House Motel - Spooner, Wisconsin

Northwest's Finest - Highways 53 and 63 - Room Phones - Color TV - Air-Conditioned
Spooner, Wisconsin 54801
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hacker

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Bozo's Circus at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois on July 29, 1975:

Ricky Olson
xxxx W. North Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60639

Broadway Motel - Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Broadway Motel - Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

925 Broadway
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:

Tricia Taylor
2144 W. 135th Place
Blue Island, Ill. Apt. 3
Age - 2 Years Old

Conewago Valley Motor Inn - Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Conewago Valley Motor Inn - Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

On R. 743, South of Highway
R. 2, Elizabeth, Pa.
Color TV - Air Conditioning - Swimming Pool - Snack Bar

Friday, October 19, 2012

Desert Inn Motel and Denny's Coffee Shop - Blythe, California

Desert Inn Motel and Denny's Coffee Shop - Blythe, California

Open 24 Hours
U.S. Highways 60-70
Blythe, California
Telephone 7041
TWX 8749
TV - Room Phones - Electric Blankets - Heated Pool. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Shelter Island Inn - San Diego, California

950 Yacht Harbor Drive
San Diego
AC 2-0561
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.

Halekulani Hotel - Honolulu, Hawaii

Early Monarchy prevails in the lounge of the gracious seaside Halekulani Hotel.

Royal Hawaiian Hotel - Honolulu, Hawaii

Sun bathing, just plain relaxing and enjoying a lilting song of Hawaii, the 50th State.

Colonial Motel - Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Colonial Motel - Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

606 Broadway
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.
Telephone 3-3951
Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Fitzgerald, Owners

La Salle Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

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:

Katy McCormick
age 4
xxxx N. Ridgeland
Oak Park, Illinois 60302

Holiday Inn - Bakersfield, California

U.S. 99 Freeway - White Lane Exit
2700 White Lane
Swimming Pool - Air-conditioned - Restaurant - Free TV - Free Holidex Reservations

El Mirador Drive-In Hotel - Sacramento, California

El Mirador Drive-In Hotel - Sacramento, California

13th and N Street
Sacramento, California
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.

The Majestic Hotel, Towers & Baths - Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

"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.

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Bozo's Circus at WGN TV in Chicago, Illinois on October 26, 1977:

Sherry Boser
xxxx N. Rutherford
Chicago, Ill. 60634
2 Yrs. Old

Sleepy Hollow Motor Hotel - Elkhart, Indiana

Deluxe Motel Units
1800 Casspolis Street
Elkhart, Indiana
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

Ramada Inn - Erie, Pennsylvania

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

Ramada Inn - Grand Prairie, Texas

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

Holiday Inn - Natchez, Mississippi

The Historical City famous for its Ante-bellum Homes
U.S. Highway 61 North
Ph. 2-3686 - AC: 601 - T.W.X. NHZ 266
Restaurant - Swimming Pool - Free TV
Free Advance TWX Reservations

Hotel St. Paul - St. Paul, Minnesota

Mailed from Los Angeles, California to Mrs. Harvey McKay of Dowagiac, Michigan on August 29, 1950:

Hello -
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

Hotel Fort Hayes - Columbus, Ohio

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

Au Sable Motel - Grayling, Michigan

Au Sable Motel - Grayling, Michigan

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

Holiday Inn - East Springfield, Illinois

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

Holiday Motel - Houghton, Michigan

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

Peck's Motel and Restaurant - Toccoa, Georgia

U.S. 123, State 17
Toccoa, Georgia
50 Units - Air Conditioned - TV, Phone in Rooms. Mr. Grady Peck, Owner

Tropics Motor Hotel - Modesto, California

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.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thomaston Motor Hotel - Thomaston, Georgia

Located 1 1/2 miles south of Thomaston, Georgia on U.S. Route 18
New, Modern and Air Conditioned. "Your Comfort is Our Business." Linton Lee, owner. Telephone 3922. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Riviera Motel - Crawfordsville, Indiana

Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933
U.S. Hwy. 231 and 43 South
18 modern Units, Air Conditioned, TV.
AAA Approved

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Holiday Inn - Collinsville, Illinois

Featuring an indoor recreation center for all-weather fun.
Near downtown St. Louis

Malibu Court - St. Augustine, Florida

45 Camares Ave.
Davis Shores
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

Hotel Manhattan - New York, New York

44th to 45th Streets at 8th Avenue
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.

Hotel Lexington - New York, New York

The Famous Hawaiian Room
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.

The Revere Room
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

The Harrisburger - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

300 Outside Rooms
Overlooking the beautiful Capitol Park
Harrisburg, Pa.

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.

Kentucky Derby Motel - St. Petersburg, Florida

4246 Fourth Street North
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