Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2009-12-28 09:19 am  Permalink|
Regarding the "Crossed Spear and Shield" icon, I recalled one more existing example in L.A., the LANCER MOTEL on Rosemead Blvd in Pico Rivera:
(image clipped from the net)
Although it is not in the best of shape (it looks like it could have had an A-frame porte cochere once), the black and white shields and lances on the wall facing the street, and the Spear'n'Shield on the side wall are still there. A photo expedition would be in order here!
The LANCER concept might be connected more to Indian Exotica (like some of the Safari places and Jungle movies we saw here), its source being this once famous story and film: