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Image for The Joyce Residence Beverley Hills California color Postcard

The Joyce Residence Beverley Hills California color Postcard

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: California, Pacific Novelty Company: Unknown

Seller ID: 0285

Condition: Fine


Beautiful postcard, part of a series of California mansions, numbered on the lower left corner A-57. It was never sent, so no postmark to help date it. View more info

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Los Angeles County (Booklet 1930's)

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Board of Supervisors of Los Angeles County: No date circa 1930's

Seller ID: 0545

Condition: Fine


The colorful cover of this attractive booklet is definitely an eye catcher and the condition is superb. At first glance it appears to be a travel guide, but is not. It's a sort of state of the union telling both residents and tourists all the many reasons to be glad they're there! Oddly, it has no date, but the last year quoted for research and statistics is 1936. Black and white photographs abound and are printed on coated paper. Covers all facets of county life. Measures 5-1/4"x7-1/2". An added bonus is a flyer tucked inside from a San Francisco restaurant called The Challenger offering an e... View more info

Image for Illustrated History of Indian Baskets and Plates Made by California Indians and Many Other Tribes 1970

Illustrated History of Indian Baskets and Plates Made by California Indians and Many Other Tribes 1970

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Reedley, California, Leo K. Brown: 1970

Seller ID: 0550


This is a 1970 reprint of the original 1915 booklet produced to accompany an exhibit held at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. It is clean and tightly bound with just a small stain to upper front corner from an old price label which fell off and residual glue on reverse side of cover from a removed bookplate (no paper still adhering). I will enclose a brand new plate to use or not at buyer's discretion. Booklet measures 8"x11" and has 34 black and white plates with descriptions printed on coated paper. View more info

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Hotel Del Monte California

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francsico, Hotel del Monte/ Sunset Printing: Early 1900's

Seller ID: 0741


It's a shame the upper front corner is missing from this charming and very early brochure advertising one of the finest resort hotels in the country. Normally I would pass it by because of it, but I didn't because this one is very early (the hotel was built in 1880). There is no stated date, but all it takes is a glimpse of the women guests in their big hats and long skirts and it's easy to place it at the turn of the 20th century. The engravings inside, all in brown tones, are exquisite and the lyrical prose makes you wish for time travel... "From the wide veranda over which riotous roses cla... View more info

Image for Serge Ivanoff Exhibition in the California museum of The Palace of Legion of Honor December-January 1954-1955 San Francisco

Serge Ivanoff Exhibition in the California museum of The Palace of Legion of Honor December-January 1954-1955 San Francisco

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: San Francisco, McClelland Printing Co.: 1954

Seller ID: 1137

Condition: Very Good


Very nice, crisp, clean exhibition catalog which is surprisingly hard to find. It measures 5"x7-1/4" and has 46 pages, most of which are the works of art, one per page, full page. All in black and white. A few pages of biography and commentary at front. Ivanoff produced individual works of fine art, but also used his talent in the theatre, in design, in fashion, and in book illustration. He was born in Moscow, but spent much time on England and France. View more info

Image for Los Angeles To-Day July, 1924

Los Angeles To-Day July, 1924

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce: 1924

Seller ID: 1279

Condition: Very Good


Beautiful booklet with a great cover image, plus numerous color photos inside which augment an informative text written for the tourist. Also at the front is a Union Pacific ad which tells visitors about train service. The entire booklet is devoted to the beauty of the area and things for tourists to see and do. But those who love California architecture will also love the emphasis on the housing styles. 32 pretty pages. Measures 5"x6-3/4". The only fault was rusted staples, which I took out and put in new ones. (Travel Box I) View more info

Image for Earl Carroll's Vanities Beauty Souvenir (1940's)

Earl Carroll's Vanities Beauty Souvenir (1940's)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: California, Oscar Tittman: No date. circa 1940's

Seller ID: 1295

Condition: Very good


Collectors of Hollywood and California memorabilia will love this program from Earl Carroll's Vanities, a nightspot once located on Sunset Blvd. in L.A. The booklet measures 8"x11" and has plentiful black and white photographs as well as odd facts such as his measurements for the perfect girl (including her ankles and wrists) and his Demandments of Beauty. I counted 16 pages. Booklet is clean and tightly bound with just a bit of rubbing to spine area. Earl Carroll died at the age of 55 in a bizarre plane crash in 1948. I also have some postcards of the showgirls. View more info

Image for Fred Harvey Restaurant Menu 1945 (Aid to Military Ribbon Identification)

Fred Harvey Restaurant Menu 1945 (Aid to Military Ribbon Identification)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Kansas, Fred Harvey Restaurants: 1945

Seller ID: 1505

Condition: Very good


Fred Harvey was a restaurant phenomenon. On this menu it sums up his amazing growth with this line, "from Cleveland to the Pacific coast." This particular menu was printed for the restaurant located in Union Station, Los Angeles and dated Monday, May 28, 1945. In addition to the patriotic cover it's interesting to see how much food has changed in America. Of course the prices are give-away by today's standards -- imagine a cocktail for 35 cents -- but you would rarely see such offerings as what Fred Harvey was serving up for lunch in '45. How about some braised smoked beef tongue with noodles... View more info

Image for Two Californians; Fred Ludekens, Stanley Galli (Art Catalog 1978)

Two Californians; Fred Ludekens, Stanley Galli (Art Catalog 1978)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Palm Springs, California, Palm Springs Desert Museum: 1978

Seller ID: 1555

Condition: Very Good


Very handsome art catalog produced to accompany an exhibit at the Palm Springs Desert Museum Nov. 7 to Dec. 10, 1978.Tthe catalog has been nicely kept and measures 8-1/2"x10". The illustrations of the art are full page in both black and white and color. Pages are not numbered, but I counted 60. Both artists exhibited Western art -- horses, cowboys, Native Americans and wildlife. View more info

Image for Fabulous Finocchio's Night Club San Francisco (Circa 1950's Two Brochures)

Fabulous Finocchio's Night Club San Francisco (Circa 1950's Two Brochures)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Finocchio's Night Club: No date. Circa 1950's - early 60's

Seller ID: 1580

Condition: Very good


Here we have two brochures from Finocchio's, a popular club which was located in San Francisco. It began as a speakeasy during Prohibition, then morphed into a club with lavish shows featuring female impersonators once it was legal to serve alcohol again. The green and white brochure measures 6" x 7-1/4" and opens to three times that size showing individual performer pictures. It was designed to be mailed as a souvenir, but it was not. The smaller brochure measures 4" x 7-1/2" and opens to twice that. This one shows drink prices on the reverse side. Scotch was $1.15 and bourbon, gin, vodka,... View more info

Image for Uses of Wine In Medical Practice: A Summary (1965)

Uses of Wine In Medical Practice: A Summary (1965)

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: San Francisco, California, Wine Advisory Board: 1965

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 1830

Condition: Very Good condition


Very nicely kept booklet which discusses the following topics: major indications and contraindications, the chemistry of wine, wine and alcohol absorption, wine and nutrition, wine in gastroenterology, wine and emotional tension, wine in geriatrics and convalescence, wine and diabetes, wine and cardiovascular disease, wine in other clinical conditions, and the social pharmacology of wine. Booklet is clean and tightly bound with interior writing. Measures 6"x9" and has 62 pages. Only faults are a few tiny freckles of foxing on lower corners of a few pages at back and a name at upper front corne... View more info

Image for American Art Review, August 2000 (Rockwell Kent, California Impressionists, Robert Gwathmey and Andy Warhol)

American Art Review, August 2000 (Rockwell Kent, California Impressionists, Robert Gwathmey and Andy Warhol)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lealand, Kansas, American Arts Media Inc.: 2000

Edition: Vol. XII, No. 4

Seller ID: 1835

Condition: Very Good Condition


This is a magazine which provides numerous multi-page articles with many color works by subject. The artists and themes in this issue are these: Rockwell Kent's Adorondack Legacy; California Impressionists at Laguna; The Virginia Landscape; The Evolution of African American Art; Whitney Myron Hubbard; Impressionism to Modernism in Southern California; Robert Gwathmey and Andy Warhol and Will Barney; A Timeless World. View more info

Image for Real Photo Postcard Moon Camp Big Bear Lake, California

Real Photo Postcard Moon Camp Big Bear Lake, California

By: N/A

Price: $19.95

Publisher: California, AZO: No date (1910-1930)

Seller ID: 1957

Condition: Very Good condition


Very handsome real photo postcard showing one of the cabins -- Moon Camp -- at Big Bear Lake in California. The card shows no writing to divided back and was never sent in the mail, so no postmark to date it. The only clue is the stamp box which shows the configuration of corner icons as that of AZO which was used from 1910-1930. The photographer was Wright M. Lance. Card will arrive in brand new plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for Group For Creative Meditation  Tenth annual Transpersonal Conference March 18, 19, 1978

Group For Creative Meditation Tenth annual Transpersonal Conference March 18, 19, 1978

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Ojai, Califonria, Group for Creative Meditation: 1978

Seller ID: 2176

Condition: Very Good Condition


This is still a very relevant booklet as it provides not only the itinerary for the two day conference, but commentary from each speaker explaining the various topics which include: Holistic Meditation; Silence; and Synthesis of the Visible and Invisible. The text is dense, so there's a lot to read in this 36 page booklet. It measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and is very clean and tightly bound with no writing. The only fault is some toning around the edges of the cover. Otherwise crisp and nice. View more info

Image for Postcard C-46 Steamer "Catalina," Santa Catalina, California

Postcard C-46 Steamer "Catalina," Santa Catalina, California

By: N/A

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Los Angeles, Western Publishing & Novelty Co.: Date Unknown cica 1940's

Seller ID: 2192


Very attractive linen postcard showing the steamer "Catalina" which took passengers to and from the Catalina, a California island. The information on the reverse side states: "Roomy comfortable ocean-going steamships cruise daily to Santa Catalina from the Mainland. A delightful voyage leaving from Los Angeles Harbor at Wilmington and making the crossing in two hours -- then following the shoreline past bays and coves until beautiful Avalon Bay is reached." Card us unused -- no postmark and no writing on divided back. Card will arrive in brand new plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for Paramount Pictures Firstborn Handbook of Production Information  (including 13 Black and White Glossy Stills)

Paramount Pictures Firstborn Handbook of Production Information (including 13 Black and White Glossy Stills)

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Paramount Pictures Corporation: 1984

Seller ID: 2467

Condition: Very Good condition


For the voracious film buff this is truly a fabulous find. Not only are there thirteen glossy black and white photo stills from the 1982 film, some with two images per page, and all with explanatory notes attached bearing Paramount Pictures name and logo, but there's also a great handbook. The official title of the handbook is "Handbook of Production Information, Firstborn." It measures 8x10" and has 23 pages of info, including cast of characters and actors, technical credits, background notes for the script, and bios of the cast and main people responsible for the finished product, such as th... View more info

Image for Headlands Journal Volume Four 1992 (Headlands Center for the Arts)

Headlands Journal Volume Four 1992 (Headlands Center for the Arts)

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Sausalito, California, Headlands Center for the Arts: 1992

Edition: Volume Four

Seller ID: 2596

Condition: Fine condition


Very handsome publication from the Headlands Center For the Arts which acted as a hub for 25 resident artists covering a diverse spectrum of art and thought. They came from other parts of the U.S., plus Norway, Sweden and Thailand. there were painters, dancers, performing artists, musicians, and writers. Articles include: The Doing and Undoing of the Conquest; Where Holiness Resides; Seeing Us As you Would Like Us to Be -- Tourism and Encounters With Others; Depicting Nature; Agents of Change; Poverty Politics; and Altered Terrain -- A Symposium On the Landscape. There are also reports on proj... View more info

Image for Real Photo Postcard Cliff House and Seal Rocks, San Francisco (1940's)

Real Photo Postcard Cliff House and Seal Rocks, San Francisco (1940's)

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Unknown Location, EKC: circa 1940's

Seller ID: 2609

Condition: Fine condition


Very nice, clean postcard which has a glossy finish and a white margin. The back is not divided and there is no writing or stamping. The stamp box shows the logo of the EKC Company. The logo is one clue to the date, as are the cars and the history of the Cliff House. It opened originally in 1858 and then again in 1863, 1877, 1883, 1896 and 1937. Clearly this photo was taken after the 1937 renovation. The hotel perches over Ocean Beach, a site that claimed some 30 ships.Card will arrive in a brand new plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for No. 9 Fishermen's Grotto Vintage Menu (1960's)

No. 9 Fishermen's Grotto Vintage Menu (1960's)

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, M. Geraldi & Sons: circa 1960's

Seller ID: 2712

Condition: Very Good condition


What a graphic! The second I saw this menu I was hooked. It's a big one too measuring 10" x 14" and very clean and nice. It opens to show two pages of appetizers, cocktails, specials, sea food, salads, fishermen's dinners, steak, sandwiches, dessert, child's plate and beverages. The back of the menu is all about wine, champagne, mixed drinks, and other alcohol including beer and ale. (Entertainment II) View more info

Image for Steak House in Ghost Town Knott's Berry Farm (Menu, 1950's)

Steak House in Ghost Town Knott's Berry Farm (Menu, 1950's)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Buena Park, California, Knott's Berry Farm: circa 1950's

Seller ID: 2870

Condition: Fine condition


Crisp, clean booklet which serves two purposes -- to entice travelers to your the Ghost Town and all its attractions and have a nice dinner before they go. The booklet measures 5-1/4" x 8-1/2" asnd isx crispa dn clean as new. The back cover shows a "From" and To" section which could be mailed with just oen stamp. This one was not used. The attractions include the Prerserving Kitchen, Marion and Toni's Dress Shop, Virginia's Gift Shop, The Steak House, The Railroad, and Ghost Town itself, the little chapel by the lake, the Indian Village on the island and the stagecopach ride through the farm.... View more info