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Old Posted Oct 20, 2013, 4:41 PM
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Here's another postcard I found on Ebay recently, although this establishment is definitely no longer there. I've searched the thread, and can't see any previous mentions of Patmar's Motel ... Cafe ... Cocktail Lounge. In the brief bits of info I can find online, it seems to have been a popular hang-out for Douglas Aircraft company employees and hipsters alike in the '40s and '50s. The motel had "14 De Luxe Units".


Menu and stationery:


Some of the specials. Hot and cold drinks were mainly 10 cents, soup 15 cents, and desserts 17 cents.



coltera on Flickr (rotated and cropped)

Frank Kelsey/ussiwojima on Flickr

Sugar cubes:

Frank Kelsey/ussiwojima on Flickr (contrast adjusted)

I only found a single, small photograph of Patmar's Motel/Drive-In, but the aerial on the left below proves its existence on the southwest corner of Sepulveda and Imperial at the southern edge of Los Angeles International Airport/LAX in 1953. Note the empty lots that surrounded it. The one on the right shows what's there now.

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