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
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.