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Sunday, September 22, 2013



For newcomers to the San Fernando Valley, the Sportsmen's Lodge may look like an old time hotel on Ventura Boulevard. But, for those of us who have called the Vally our home for any appreciable length of time, it is where my high school prom was held, my aunt's retirement party was celebrated and where countless bar mitzvahs, anniversaries and conventions became part of our lives. From a little artesian trout pond, to an hideaway for performers like John Wayne, Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, the grand old Sportsmen's Lodge is not only part of the history of the Valley, but America's as well.

Sportsmen"s Lodge Hotel, Los Angeles, California - vintage postcard - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2013 -  Date appears to be 27 June 1985??
(click on image to enlarge it.)

"Country living in the Heart of the City.  Old-fashioned hospitality, service and a warm welcoming atmosphere. 200 luxurious rooms, coffee shop, restaurant, overlooking lagoon and waterfalls, 2 cocktail lounges, full breakfast and meeting room facilities."
12825 Ventura Boulevard
(at Coldwater Canyon)
Studio City, CA 91604-2397

To "Robert Levine ... Santa Monica.  Robert, It was lovely getting your note ... and also great to see you. Enjoy your book, 'The Health Spa' - We look forward seeing you at the picnic. God bless you - love Manny and Anne."

Museum Note:  The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is a private (non government supported), non profit, public supported organization celebrating the history and creativity of the greater San Fernando Valley. We serve the communities of Burbank, Glendale, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Universal City, the Valley suburbs of Los Angeles, City of San Fernando, and surrounding canyon communities.

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