Friday, August 22, 2008

Queen's Motel

Inspired by the most recent post at the really cool Ultra Swank blog, I thought I would share some pictures of the Queen's Motel in Victorville California. Like most of my roadside signage pictures, this was taken from the passenger seat of our car while on a road trip. The elegance in the simplicity of the sign is what gives it such an appeal. too bad these are becoming so scarce.

Further back, we can see the old motel the sign advertises.

And even further back. I love how the signs contrast with the desert landscape.


Saturday, August 02, 2008

Movieland- Levar Burton

Here's a set from the Movieland Wax Museum featuring Levar Burton from Reading Rainbow. Mr. Burton did an episode on wax figures and had his own likeness created in wax. The whole process wax featured on the show, and this tableau was what resulted.

A larger view of the set. So many books.

Mr. Burton stands under the Reading Rainbow sign.

Levar Burton donated the jacket that the figure wears.

Posters on the wall remind kids to read.

The figure and set both sold at the movieland auction for a mere $150 each, which was way under priced.

You can visit the Reading Rainbow website here. (But you don't have to take my word for it)

For more pictures of wax museums visit Houses of Wax.