Friday, May 29, 2009

May 29, 2009
Last week I wrote up a Plugged In commentary on the new movie about the Kingman Motel, called Management, starring Steve Zahn and Jennifer Anniston. The short piece ran in last Sunday's Arizona Republic and yesterday I received a nice little packet of old photos from my cousin Taplou (Duncan) Weir.

Someone in our family (perhaps my mom) walked all the way around the front of Al Bell's Flying A on Route 66 and took a series of photos documenting the front of the old school gas station:

I can't remember ever seeing these, but they are great. They appear to be from about 1955 or 56. I was the kid who iced those jugs for free and I worked for tips. Here is a close up of the photo that shows the Kingman Motel next door:

Where the trees are in the center and the parked car in the background, that is the Kingman Motel.

Thanks Taplou! I'll run some of the other photos later.

"The future belongs to charismatic communicators who are technically competent."
—Patricia Fripp

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