Another near dozen perfect dishes served up from The Ford Treasury of Favorite Recipes from Famous Eating Places (see part one HERE for more images and info!) The focus of course is on the art, and yes indeed these are incredibly fun illustrations with a nice range of loose, playful styles and lovely design and painting-- they really make these restaurants look like "must see, eat, and drink" destinations for our lucky folks back in the 50's! I'll pull this collection out again next month and we'll take an even more colorful look at the fully painted entries in this book, they're just as spectacular :) Oh, one other thing: I'll be really surprised, possibly even upset, if no one mentions the teeny drum set with the wagon trains on it!
Wow, on the third picture there are tiny wagons painted on the drum set to match the picture of a wagon hanging on the stage. What a nice touch the artist added to the drums.
See, that's really cute. But what struck me when I saw that one was the springbok head on the wall. I like the idea of an African-themed Opry House. Or stagecoach waystation? Caravansarai?
But I like the one just after that best, today, and probably just because it matches up so nicely with (Carol's and) my favorite from the last post. But I am really torn because I'm also strangely attracted to the three painted images in the middle (Scottsdale, the Harbor, and Colonel house), since they look like the spooky backgrounds of boy detective novels. I would love to spend the summer vacation of my eleventh year solving that neighborhood's mysterious crimewave.
I always knew you had a bit of the 'ol Jupiter Jones in ya, Mr. C! Beware those galloping' ghosts, petrifying pirates, and Colonial creeps as best you can! Better hurry though, Skinny Norris just jumped in line ahead of you at the smorgasbord ;)
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