10 Best Neon Signs in Los Angeles
Wacko is a pretty strange place. Is it even possible to categorize a store that calls itself a "Soap Plant?" At any rate, the sign is just as zany as the store itself.
6. Nuart Theater
The Nuart: Perfect art deco form, with an eighties color touch. It's just a little different from other theaters' splashy neon marquees (El Capitan and El Rey, I'm looking at you). Square, low and elegant, the sign melds into the surrounding block.
5. Brentair Swimming Pool Services
Flickr/thomashawk Brentair Swimming Pool Services, on 4721 West Slauson Avenue in Windsor Hills
This bathing beauty is even sexier than her neon cousin, the Virginia Court Motel Diver, who lived on Santa Monica Boulevard last year, courtesy of the MONA. (Incidentally, is she still there?) Anyways, this girl isn't leaving anytime soon -- she's having too much fun swimming in pale neon aqua water. She might like a visit...
4. Circus Liquor
Flickr/thomashawk Circus Liquor, on 5600 Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood
Circus Liquor definitely wins the prize for creepiest neon sign in L.A. It's quintessentially Valley, somehow -- the clown stares off into the great, dark expanse of San Fernando, trying to forget the liquor sign that he is condemned to hold. Further strange fact: he is also the only witness to Alicia Silverstone's mugging in Clueless.