Friday, September 22, 2006

Fortune Cookies

Fortune Cookies, Los Alamitos (Rossmoor), CA.

Some of the neatest and subtlest Googie I've seen in a while. Parts of the sign have been slightly altered, but I really doubt a business opened any time after 1980 would choose to build a big road-pulling sign like this! And although the building is brick, there's so many beautiful horizontal and vertical lines. And look at those protruding pieces, that serve no purpose other than to be neat! That neon sign? Possibly original, otherwise what a backwards-thinking business owner. ( You know, "Let's build this place in a slightly controversial [because of the racial stereotyping, a la Sambo's] and unpopular style from the '50's and '60's" ) Don't know when this place was originally built.

Fortune Cookies
11151 Los Alamitos Blvd.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 493-0058


googiemel said...

Would have updated sooner, but Blogger was giving me SO MANY PROBLEMS earlier this week with picture uploading.

Matterhorn1959 said...

What a great sign on the building. So...did you go in and try the food?

googiemel said...

I would love to go but I've heard it's far from authentic (and since I'm not a big Chinese food fan besides). And I actually took these photos at about 1 am on a Sunday night. Neighbors were driving by and giving weird looks. :P