Earlier this year, the Museum of Neon Art (MONA) found its new home in Glendale, exhibiting a stellar collection of signage from around the world all under one roof. There are more than a few examples from Southern California, including the iconic Brown Derby sign from the eponymous restaurant chain back in the days of postwar Hollywood. These days, there are still a few shining examples of neon lighting the streets of Los Angeles. Here’s a look at the best of them.
The Seventh Veil
Hollywood’s infamous Seventh Veil has played muse to some really good-in-a-bad-way hair metal bands. Mötley Crüe name-checked them in their stripper anthem ‘Girls, Girls, Girls,’ and the club has coaxed a whole lot of spectators seeking late-night entertainment – meaning the spectacular neon façade. Undulating purple lines curve around Middle Eastern-style archways and form a bulbous shell around the front awning. A marquee juts out of the glow, alternately illuminating the words ‘girls, girls,’ and finally ‘girls’ in red, then yellow, then purple.
Please note the Felix sign now uses LEDs and is technically no longer classified as a neon sign.
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