joe By: joe

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

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.

  • Alix Warden 10y

    wonderful colour
  • joe 10y

    It's that wonderful LA sunshine
  • Alix Warden 10y

    I know... I wanna go back!
  • Stephen B Whatley PRO 7y

    Wonderful shot.
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  • da90027 7y

    I was there during this time, wish I had paid more attention to the is more bland and generic now.
  • joe 7y

    thanks for all the information
  • Marckymarc 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Vintage Los Angeles, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • rockcreek 6y

    "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
  • joe 6y

    it really is a shame that it has gone. Dukes was so good as well.
  • Brian98121 6y

    Another great pic buddy. How many images of West Hollywood do you have from 1980? Sweet memories. Thanks, Brian
  • joe 6y

    I have a few more that i will post, West Hollywood really was, and still is for me, an amazing place
  • Weho Daily 6y

    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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Taken on March 30, 2005
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