Monday, May 24, 2010

Jolly Olde Los Alamitos

I love this undated postcard from the Rossmoor Inn, at 12311 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos. It was located just north of Garden Grove Blvd. It's not every day I find an old postcard from either Rossmoor or Los Alamitos -- and this one is both,... sort of.
The text on the back reads, "A charming Old English Hunt Club Atmosphere complete with stained glass windows, lush carpeting, rich upholstery, and authentic hunting shields. A truly beautiful dining room and cocktail lounge with a unique center stage on which appears the finest entertainment available seven nights a week. Max and Howard Schreiber personally extend a warm hospitality to all guests. in addition to Gourmet Dining every night, lunceon is served from 11 am to 2 pm daily."
Am I the only one who sees this place and thinks that Eyvind Earle's art for Disney's Cinderella may have had some influence here?


CoxPilot said...

Great photo. I remember eating there. Did you have any info/photos on the old Green Brier Inn, in Garden Grove? Our wedding reception was there.

walterworld said...


What was the street address? Is anything there now?

I think you're right RE the 'Sleeping Beauty' look.

walterworld said...

Doh! Guess I got so excited I missed the address as posted...

Checked Google street view and it looks like there's a housing tract on the site now...oh well!