United Airlines, MacArthur Park Menu Art by Jo Feher 1950s
A Hungarian-born artist who lived in Hawaii, Joe Feher (1908-1987) created many pictorials for United Airlines. This menu cover features MacArthur Park, originally named Westlake Park, which was constructed with an artificial lake in Los Angeles in the 1880s.
MacArthur Park has been used as a filming location for decades. It was featured in Hard Luck ( 1921) starring Buster Keaton and A Woman of Paris ( 1923) starring Charlie Chaplin. Other movies and TV programs shot there include Training Day, The Amazing Spider Man, Volcano and, of course the movie In MacArthur Park (1976) written and directed by Bruce Schwartz.
The 1968 hit song MacArthur Park, written by Jimmy Webb and originally recorded by Richard Harris – with Donna Summer releasing her own version in 1978 – was inspired by this location.
"The Hollywood Menu" on offer to passengers and was created by Max Burkhardt, a Swiss-trained chef who managed the United Airlines flight kitchen in Los Angeles and oversaw all the West Coast facilities – including those Executive Flights.
United Airlines was founded in 1926 as Varney Airlines in Boise, Idaho, and became the world’s third largest airline after a merger with Continental Airlines in 2010.
United was the last of all legacy airlines to operate its own kitchens until 2021 when it closed them and outsourced all its catering needs.
Each order includes a print of the interior menu.
All printed in USA.