Ironic Icons, Vol I

Speaking of the Caliente Tropics (the post below), it was built by Ken Kimes, who had a chain of beautiful tropics-themed motels in the 60's in Modesto, Indio, Rosemead, Blythe, Palm Springs, and elsewhere, usually with an adjacent Sambo's. The cute little elfin tile to the left identifies a Ken Kimes property. But though this happy gnome appears to be toweling off without a care in the world, today the Kimes name is associated with something a bit more insidious.

1 comment:

eatinginbalance said...

Haha, the minute I saw the name Ken Kimes I thought, "son of Sante??" I watch far too much true crime.