Pig-Shaped Hot Dog Stand

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    Somewhere in Venice in 1940. It's not Pinks, but what is. And it is far too primitive for the same artist that did "Tail O' the Pup," but it looks like it could ride out an earthquake and keep right on serving.

    Foot long red hots are ten cents and you get 'Curb Service.' You will note that , even then, RC Cola was "BEST BY TASTE TEST."

    Triborough, julie wilson world, and 8 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. devojane ages ago | reply

      I believe that's a dog. In the movie The Rocketeer there's a restaurant inspired by this one. IIRC.

    2. bayswater97 ages ago | reply

      This would be a great addition to the Roadside America group.

      flickr.com/groups/62731929@N00/

    3. janeray1940 119 months ago | reply

      Yup, a dog. The Petersen Automotive Museum has a faux streetscape of old L.A. in which this is recreated.

    4. Marckymarc 101 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Vintage Los Angeles, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. rubylite12 62 months ago | reply

      There is a dog building just like this on the cover of the book :
      California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture

    6. ericalm 62 months ago | reply

      This is the dog from California Crazy. It was a chili, dogs and burger stand called The Pup Cafe, which was on West Adams St. in Venice.
      eatingla.blogspot.com/2009/12/pup-cafe-in-venice.html

      The uploader has it labeled correctly here: www.flickr.com/photos/1000photosofnewyorkcity/113814012/

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