Friday, July 3, 2009

Historical Treasure

My Most Prized Piece of History

A few years ago I was poking about in a run-down little thrift store in Grover Beach, CA (near Pismo) when I grabbed a bundle of vintage wooden coat hangers, paid my $1 and threw them in the back of the car until home in LA, where I discovered among the others... a coat hanger for the now-demolished Ambassador Hotel (and Coconut Grove nightclub), site of more history (Hollywood and int'l) than almost any other LA landmark, yet preservationists still couldn't save her. It makes me happy and sad every time I look at it and wonder what tales it could tell...

It's a reminder that there is treasure to be discovered in the unlikeliest of places. On to the next!

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

1 comment:

Tina Tarnoff said...

I love this. That's the best thisng about thrift store hunting, thinking what stories lie behind these objects. Also, I would love to get a bunch of vintage wooden hangers!