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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 pool.
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