A typical 1930's
print advertisement for the Garden of Allah.
A few items of note
when reading the text;
- The term "Excellent
cuisine," might be termed a bit optimistic as the Garden's kitchen
was not of the highest reputation.
- No where is there
a mention of the bar, which really was superb.
- The term "atmosphere
of exclusive refinement" fails to adequately express the image
of an establishment in which the author Robert Benchley had himself
conveyed in a wheel barrow from bungalow to bungalow in a search for
more gin, or where Marlene Dietrich persisted in skinny dipping in the