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!!



9 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

Michael Ginsburg said...

My dad, Mel, seems to recall you. He is 91 and his memory is pretty good. Do you remember the year(s) you worked there?