Hotel Ambassador Fountain Room, Los Angeles Map 1946
This splendid 1946 menu cover from The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles shows a witty map of the ‘city of angels’ and its surroundings. The detail is wonderful with lots of ‘in jokes’ from that time.
The Ambassador Hotel and its nightclub Cocoanut Grove were super-stylish hotspots in that era, frequented by Hollywood stars such as Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy and many others.
It was a showy place where ordinary folks got dressed up and rubbed shoulders with the stars they saw on the big screen.
Artist: Arthur Justin Wright was born in Newton, Iowa in 1890. "Jud" Wright studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. He worked a reporter for the Milwaukee Free Press before moving to Los Angeles in 1918. He was a staff artist for the Los Angeles Times and taught at Otis Art Institute before his death in Los Angeles on June 24, 1954.
Courtesy Private Collection.
Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom printed with border for matting and framing.
All printed in USA.