Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mel's TV - Then and Now


This great chrome postcard is advertising Mel's TV, in Venice, California. Lots of details on the back, including:

"Quality Sales and Service Since 1950. The right place to buy.. New Packard Bell T. V. - Radio - Hi Fi. New Webcor & V. M Phonos & Recorders. Used T. V.s with a money-back guarantee. Budget Terms."

Wonder whatever happened to the place? Now, it's a Thai restaurant! Am I sure of that? Yes Siam!!



8 comments:

Snap said...

Oh, my goodness! Love this before and after! At least the building is still there! Fun! Happy PFF!

Irene said...

Great cards, both views are interesting, but I love the Mel's one best.

Debs said...

fantastic then and now post - great sleuthing!

viridian said...

Great post! I remember the days of 'hi-fi.'

Heather said...

Very cool to see the before and after. Thanks.

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dmarks said...

Wow. Packard Bell. That company came back in the 1980s and 1990s as a terrible computer company.

Saul said...

I used to work there as a kid. Mel hired me to file schematics and cleanup the place. I later learned how to repair TV's. It was a neat place to work since I got to meet some TV stars that lived in the area. They would drop in to rent or have their consoles fixed.
Saul