Los Angeles.Tropicana Motel& Dukes Coffee Shop.Santa Monica Blvd. 1980

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    The Tropicana and Duke's were demolished in the eighties to make way for a Ramada Inn . Dukes moved next door to the whisky on Sunset. I stayed here, in one of the top balcony rooms, for 2 months in 1980. The swimming pool was painted black.

    1. Alex Eames 119 months ago | reply

      wonderful colour

    2. CENtral 1179 119 months ago | reply

      It's that wonderful LA sunshine

    3. Alex Eames 119 months ago | reply

      I know... I wanna go back!

    4. Stephen B Whatley 85 months ago | reply

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    5. da90027 81 months ago | reply

      I was there during this time, wish I had paid more attention to the area...it is more bland and generic now.

    6. CENtral 1179 81 months ago | reply

      thanks for all the information

    7. Marckymarc 80 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!

    8. rockcreek 71 months ago | reply

      "I left when they painted the swimming pool black and drained all the water. They got tired of cleaning it. It's like black socks; you never have to wash them. I knew that was my cue." - Tom Waits

    9. CENtral 1179 71 months ago | reply

      it really is a shame that it has gone. Dukes was so good as well.

    10. Brian98121 69 months ago | reply

      Another great pic buddy. How many images of West Hollywood do you have from 1980? Sweet memories. Thanks, Brian

    11. CENtral 1179 69 months ago | reply

      I have a few more that i will post, West Hollywood really was, and still is for me, an amazing place

    12. WehoDaily 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called WehoDaily - West Hollywood, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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