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Neon Signage Southern California

Motor-Vu
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

This neon sign used to belong to a Motor-Vu Drive-in somewhere. Check out the cool looking neon car in this sign. It looks like a rocket and the bulbs are animated. Motor-Vu is a classic drive-in name.

 

 

Rollerland Skating Rink
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Who says roller skating is slow. After seeing this sign of a roller skate scooting along at supersonic speeds, you'll never say that again. A nice sign for Rollerland.

 

 

Encino Park Liquor
Encino, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The "time to buy" sign with the clock is a sure sign that you've just come across the Encino Park Liquor store.

 

 

Zinke's Drive-in
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The sign for Zinke's Drive-in still lights up after all of these years. Not quite sure where the Drive-in is though.

 

 

 

 

Chateau Marmont
Hollywood, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran


The Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood still shines after all these years. Many famous actors and actresses have stayed here over the years.

 

 

Rose Pharmacy
Covina, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The neon still glows both in the front facade as well as the rooftop sign at the Rose Pharmacy in Covina. If you're looking for a neighborhood pharmacy to visit, Rose is the place. Just follow the neon marquee arrow.

 

 

Twin Palms Village
Whittier, CA
Photo courtesy Sal Garcia

The Twin Palms Village shopping center still features its glowing rich neon palm trees.

 

 

Scott Pontiac (Closed/Removed)
El Monte, CA
Photo courtesy Dan MacPherson

Here's a neon shot of the Scott Pontiac Dealership in El Monte, back when the sign still lit up at dusk.

 

 

jack's Shoe Repair
Bellflower, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's a nice example of the type of neon sign that adorned shops along main street America back in the early/mid-century heyday. This sign for Jack's Shoe Repair in Bellflower shows this business has been around since 1957.

 

 

 

 

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