Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Thank You, And Some Mystery....

This morning I heard a knock on the front door and  when I opened it there stood our neighborhood friendly Post Man with a Box for me! (not gonna lie, I love getting mail as long as its not bills or a jury duty summons) 
It just so happen to hold my prizes from Zootsuitmama's  guys give away!  I couldn't get the box open fast enough... and Inside oh what treasures all of which will provably go to the Casablanca!  Here's what will soon be on the Casablanca scene...
A vintage travel plate from Hawaii, a travel plat from Florida, a cocktail glass from Coral Beach Florida, and an awesome paper weight/ thermometer also from the 'aloha state' and at the very bottom of the box was this, and its mystery quickly made it my favorite.... take a good look at the vintage travel scarf....
here's some close ups.
I like theres a red headed guy at the beach, maybe me in a past life? : )
Look close here, Isn't their something missing?
Well here it says "Hollywood Movie land" ...
But where is California's MOST iconic land mark the HOLLYWOOD sign?!  Thus the Mystery begins... Im going to go out on a branch here and say this scarf was printed sometime in the 1930's. BECAUSE  in 1939 the sign was still 'HOLLYWOODLAND' for the popular development in the hills.  The sign would not be altered to say "Hollywood" until 1949.  The other reason I think this is an early to mid 30's scarf is because of the missing Hollywood bowl. construction did not begin until 1929 that could explain why its not on here (or did it simply not make the Icon cut?)  I will now sit back and wait for you fine readers to shoot  down my logic haha! if its not 30's my next guess is mid 40's....  Either way isnt it great?! I love, love, love it!

Thanks again Zootsuitmama!

-Mick-

13 comments:

Vonlipi said...

What a cool boxfull of goodies! I love them all1 But I truly prefer the California travel scarf. That is TOO MUCH!

Have a great afternoon! :)

Linda said...

Wonderful box of goodies! That scarf is beyond awesome! I think you must be right about the age...it is uber cool!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Wow! Zuitsuitmama you rock!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

"zootsuitmama", I beg your pardon for getting it wrong lol *blush*

Vintage Christine said...

I like the misspelling--it could even be Zuitsootmama! What great stuff and of course the Cali scarf is fab. I went to girl scout camp in those hills behind the sign.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Those travel scarves were all so wonderful and make you wonder who the artists were. Congrat's on you win!

Maggi said...

That is some very groovy happy mail indeed! And such a mystery!

Chickens in the Basement said...

Fun! Fun! Fun! Keep that in your pocket for sad movie night. When the tears begin to fall, you can whip that out and dry up all the tears!

Lita said...

I LOVE your blog! I love these travel scarves. These bring back so many memories of my grandmother's scarf drawer. She never actually wore them, but she let us look at them. It must have almost felt like Christmas getting that box! LOL! Thanks for stopping at my blog and inviting me over!

Zootsuitmama said...

I am soooo thrilled you liked it! Can't wait for more give a ways. I really get a lot of enjoyment seeing people happy with the same kinda stuff I love! And, 50's me, Miss Cherry Bubbles, and others have pkgs on their way!!!
Zootsuitmama

Mr. Bluehaunt said...

Cool!

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

Hey Mick, My guess is the landmarks on the scarf are owned by the local and federal government. The Hollywood sign was on private land for many years maybe that explains the absence, but do'nt quote me.

Darrin.. said...

That scarf looks like the holy grail of that lot! I could look at that thing for hours!!