Saturday, November 27, 2010

T-shirt for The Sahara Inn

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The Sahara Inn - While filming the movie Bus Stop Marilyn Monroe stayed in the penthouse of this Fab hotel in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Most recently it was ASU student housing and was then deemed a safety hazard and was recently torn down to become a parking lot. There was a valiant effort by many Downtown to install a dog park, but the Sheraton will have the parking lot.

T-Short for Log Cabin Motel

Log Cabin Motel was located on 24th St and Van Buren. demolished the summer of 2010. Was really the end of an era for Van Buren that at one time was filled with resorts and motels catering to the traveler heading to Las Vegas, LA or beyond. When it opened it had a golf course and a large water wheel out front. It had declined and was the last hourly rate hotel in the city.

T-shirt Starlite/ Diving Lady

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Neon Diving Lady @ the Starlite Motel in Mesa Arizona- The most famous sign on Mesa Main St. came down during a stormi Oct ’10. Whether it will return or not is a on going debate.

T-shirt Bali Hi/ Grand Ave

Bali Hi/ Grand Ave
Imagine back when Grand Ave was filled with resorts and the automobiles most seen were Lincoln and Cadillac’s. The Bali was an upscale motor court along Grand Ave. The epi center of Phx Tiki culture directly across from the Bikini Lounge in an era that predated the interstate system.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Promo video and a new partner for Phoenix in a Hurry: Kingston Trio in the Valley

This is event is in partnership with the Arizona Historical Society Museum @ Papago Park

Kingston Trio in the Valley Phoenix in a Hurry:
Kingston Trio in the Valley

Promo video
Featuring: Screening of Young Men in a Hurry (1963)
Q&A with Bob Shane – founding member of The Kingston Trio and
Bill Zorn – currently a member of the Kingston Trio
Hosted by Marshall Shore – Phoenix New Times, Best of Phoenix 2010

Where: Arizona Historical Society Museum
Papago Park, 1300 N. College Avenue, Tempe, AZ

When: Thursday, Nov 18, 7p
Doors open at 6:30, No reserved seating

Ticket Information