My little tribute to #jamesgarner. I’ve long been a fan of “The Rockford Files,” and have been tearing through old episodes on Netflix in part to see LA in the 1970s. #signgeeks will appreciate cameos by classic signs including The Safari Inn and other gems — many now lost — of the Southland. Anyway, I recently acquired the exact model of phone Jim Rockford had on his desk, as seen in the opening credits, right. Mine, seen at left, is a similar early 1970s Western Electric Model 2500. Love the thing — and its ring! Alas, no 1970s answering machine to go with it. #rockfordfiles #phones #oldphones #classictv #igersla #ig_la #caligrammers #losangeles

My little tribute to #jamesgarner. I’ve long been a fan of “The Rockford Files,” and have been tearing through old episodes on Netflix in part to see LA in the 1970s. #signgeeks will appreciate cameos by classic signs including The Safari Inn and other gems — many now lost — of the Southland. Anyway, I recently acquired the exact model of phone Jim Rockford had on his desk, as seen in the opening credits, right. Mine, seen at left, is a similar early 1970s Western Electric Model 2500. Love the thing — and its ring! Alas, no 1970s answering machine to go with it. #rockfordfiles #phones #oldphones #classictv #igersla #ig_la #caligrammers #losangeles

Reno’s Mardi Gras Motor Lodge is always ready for a party, Fat Tuesday or not! This is a truly unique sign. #reno #nevada #mardigras

Reno’s Mardi Gras Motor Lodge is always ready for a party, Fat Tuesday or not! This is a truly unique sign. #reno #nevada #mardigras

Club 50 Cafe is along the Lincoln Highway, a boarded-up watering hole between Ely and McGill, Nevada. It’s just a beautiful little spot and I hope its future is better than its present. #lincolnhighway #nevada #roadtrip

Club 50 Cafe is along the Lincoln Highway, a boarded-up watering hole between Ely and McGill, Nevada. It’s just a beautiful little spot and I hope its future is better than its present. #lincolnhighway #nevada #roadtrip

Rancho Sierra Motel’s sign in Reno depicts a lovely snow-capped mountain scene. Nevada, after all, means #snowfall in Spanish. #reno #nevada

Rancho Sierra Motel’s sign in Reno depicts a lovely snow-capped mountain scene. Nevada, after all, means #snowfall in Spanish. #reno #nevada

Pete’s, a dusty, now-shuttered stop along the #lincolnhighway in Ely, Nevada, on the cusp of the epic road trip that awaits on Highway 50 — aka The Loneliest Road in America. #ely #highway50 #loneliestroadinamerica #nevada #sunset #goldenhour

Pete’s, a dusty, now-shuttered stop along the #lincolnhighway in Ely, Nevada, on the cusp of the epic road trip that awaits on Highway 50 — aka The Loneliest Road in America. #ely #highway50 #loneliestroadinamerica #nevada #sunset #goldenhour

The Wonder Lodge is one of my favorite signs in downtown Reno. That red ball is truly the cherry on top. #googie #reno #nevada

The Wonder Lodge is one of my favorite signs in downtown Reno. That red ball is truly the cherry on top. #googie #reno #nevada

The eye-popping yellow and red. The arrow. The neon pine tree playing off the rustic office and the real conifer towering in the distance. The well-cared-for sign at the Cedar Lodge Motel in North Platte, Nebraska is rustic chic before that was ever a thing! #lincolnhighway #nebraska #rustic

The eye-popping yellow and red. The arrow. The neon pine tree playing off the rustic office and the real conifer towering in the distance. The well-cared-for sign at the Cedar Lodge Motel in North Platte, Nebraska is rustic chic before that was ever a thing! #lincolnhighway #nebraska #rustic

Stardust was one of the names that motel/hotel owners of the 1950s and 1960s simply couldn’t resist. The name demanded a sign that’s out of this world. This member of the clan, in South Lake Tahoe, is no slouch. #stardust #laketahoe

Stardust was one of the names that motel/hotel owners of the 1950s and 1960s simply couldn’t resist. The name demanded a sign that’s out of this world. This member of the clan, in South Lake Tahoe, is no slouch. #stardust #laketahoe

City Center Motel, a sweet, animated neon sign in downtown #reno #nevada.

Holy moly! More like holy grail! This gorgeous collection of motel signage is an easy way to check into the 1960s. The signage rocks but so do the details: Here we have rusty Master Charge and BankAmericard metal signs and a very minty “Color TV by RCA.” Find Springs Motel along the #lincolnhighway in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Holy moly! More like holy grail! This gorgeous collection of motel signage is an easy way to check into the 1960s. The signage rocks but so do the details: Here we have rusty Master Charge and BankAmericard metal signs and a very minty “Color TV by RCA.” Find Springs Motel along the #lincolnhighway in Rock Springs, Wyoming.