When It Comes to Neon, West Hollywood Rivals Las Vegas for Flash

Diver Sign
THE DIVER, in the median on Santa Monica Blvd at Holloway. This neon sign, built in 1950 for the Virginia Court Motel in Meridian, MS, entranced travelers on the Dixie Overland Highway, which was parallel to Route 66. Mike Gambone of Buffalo, NY, restored it and loaned it to the Museum of Neon Art. The 20-foot Diver on Santa Monica Boulevard is a replica of the original. It is part of a City of West Hollywood installation along Santa Monica Boulevard, which is part of the legendary Route 66. Photo courtesy of Museum of Neon Art (MONA).

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La Fonda Sign
LA FONDA, in the median at Santa Monica Blvd near Holloway. This neon couple once danced above La Fonda Mexican Food in Glendale, CA. It is part of a City of West Hollywood installation along Santa Monica Boulevard, which is part of the legendary Route 66. Photo courtesy of MONA.