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Hello LA TIMES,
Thank you so much for the Matchbook articles.
My dad KID ORY played at many of the clubs,&my mother dined at many places,especially Bullocks Tea room.
I went to Pann's as a small child.
My parents both smoked,4 packs a day,so matches&lighters w/logos were abundant in our home.
Plus on Sundays,family dinners included a jam session ,with lots of smoking&drinking with the likes of 3 of the Hot Five in our living room.
Louis loved match books&would scat&make up a unmentionable cascade of words that commented
on the covers.
the Sidemen would under play this game,Until Lois picked up his part on horn. Any topic of Clubs,owners ,restaurants came up.
Babette Ory |
01/06/2010 at 02:34 PM
I have collection of more than 250, mostly Indian (as in from India) match box covers, never knew it could look so beautiful. I need to brush it up!
01/22/2010 at 04:22 PM
01/24/2010 at 02:12 PM
Not as pretty but I have a full box of mettalic green matchbooks from
THE TRACK (with backwards c)
"A BEER JOINT"
5066 W,PICO BLVD.
LOS ANGELES 19
on the front
JUST A LITTLE DIFFERENT
JUST ONE MUG
with a foaming beer mug on the back
I'm guessing a early sports bar with off site betting??
01/31/2010 at 01:31 PM
Pann's (#24) is still around, as is some iteration of Bob's (#3), Clearman's Steak N Stein (#8), Norm's (#26), and possibly others.
#18 appears to be mirrored.
There used to be a place in the 80's on 2nd St. in the Belmont Shore district of Long Beach called Ptomaine Tommy's, run, I believe, by Tom Atkinson. (I further believe he died of brain cancer a few years ago, and there's now a memorial run named after him benefiting brain cancer research at UCLA.) I wonder that he didn't grab the name from that older establishment (#10). The location is now, I believe, a Subway.
Rob McMillin |
02/04/2010 at 06:08 PM
Here's a wonderful cornucopia for you:
02/05/2010 at 06:10 AM
Jeffrey Williams |
02/27/2010 at 08:43 AM
Of course its alright.
03/15/2010 at 10:41 AM
Check these out (see link).
Nick P. |
08/07/2010 at 07:40 AM
Whoops! Here's the link: http://vintagematches.webs.com/
Nick P. |
08/07/2010 at 07:42 AM
Absolutely love these, they are brilliant examples of vinatge advertising. There are a bunch more scanned and online at matchistory.com
12/07/2010 at 08:08 AM
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