No, that is not your humble host despite the fine clothing choice of those extremely groovy slacks! That is the photographer’s/scanner’s brother. For those who were not alive before the 1973 Oil Crisis and overzealous city councils began to spell their doom, I present this great old family album photo to give some perspective on exactly how big the Holiday Inn "Great Sign" really was.
The Dodge Mayfair was made and sold in Canada from 1953 to 1959. In the United States, its equivalent was the Plymouth Belvedere. According to Wikipedia, the Mayfair "has been commonly referred to as a Plodge because of the extensive use of Plymouth components with Dodge front grilles and sold at Dodge sales outlets."
With what is supposed to be a very hefty winter storm hitting the northeastern coastal area stretching from New Jersey in the south to Maine in the north, I have put together a list of TV and radio links for even quicker reference and access than can be found on my Television and Radio pages. These are all in markets under a Blizzard Warning from the National Weather Service.
While I have been featuring the great magazine advertisement scans of Classic Film going back to the days when I was active on Tumblr, this is the first of his photographs I have ever posted. He’s been sharing more and more photos lately with a focus on the retro, vintage, and sometimes just plain crazy beauty of the State of Arizona. For those that enjoy a similar mix of scans and photos to what I share here on KoHoSo.us, I highly suggest spending some quality time going through more of what Classic Film has to offer.
This motel is still there, now as the Akua Motor Inn. However, one would never know it used to look this cool.