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Hollywood Star Lanes (Demolished)
Los Angeles, CA
Photo courtesy Sal Garcia

Hollywood Star Lanes has neon to make even a star blush. This is one pin that could be seen for blocks. The Hollywood Star Lanes was built in 1962 and has been serving the edge of Hollywood ever since.

 

Hollywood Star Lanes marquee (Demolished)
Photo courtesy Sal Garcia

 

UPDATE : The Hollywood Star Lanes was demolished by the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2002. A new school is planned for the site.

 

See more photos at Roadside Peek's Lost Treasures Tribute to the Hollywood Star Lanes.

 

 

Friendly Hills Bowl
Whittier, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

The Friendly Hills Bowl is looking friendlier these days. After receiving a new paint job and neon, the marquee lights up as well as ever.

 

 

 

Linbrook Bowl
Anaheim, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Located in Anaheim is the Linbrook Bowl and its bright neon marquee. One side of the bowling pin says "40 lanes open lanes now" the other side says "Open 24 hours". The bowling pin sign spins and is a huge impressive sign.

This bowling alley was built in the heyday of the ten pin alleys, in 1958.

Linbrook Bowl
Anaheim, CA
Photo and info courtesy Michelle Murth

 

See more Googie treasures at Roadside Peek's Spotlight on Orange County Googie.

 

 

Gage Bowl
Huntington Park, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here the neon at the Gage Bowl, still standing proudly in Huntington Park. 12-98

 

 

Cal Bowl
Long Beach, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out this neon sign for the Cal Bowl. If you stare at the sign intently, you can just picture the ball blasting through the pins. Then again, if you stare too long you may just strain your eyes. Where's Waldo. 04-99

 

 

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