Denny’s Adventures In “Willis Wonderland” (part 2 – August 2010)

Submitted by denny August 29th, 2010
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The stairs you see here lead to one of my favorite rooms here at Willis Wonderland. It’s like walking into a treasure chest of kitsch. An eye-popping, jaw dropping excursion into a room that can take you down memory lane so fast and furiously that you almost forget where you are. I love what greets you at the bottom of these steps. Lining the walls of these stairs is art by Bubbles the Artist and Allee’s certificates of commendations from the city of Los Angeles. I still obsess over “Al Baby’s RETIREMENT DEN sign. Incredible open air stairs and at the bottom is a closet with another fabulous porthole window. You can spot them all over Willis Wonderland.

Another porthole window on a door leading to the outside.

One of my favorite pics. This is the door and porthole window that is featured above.

2 Responses to “Denny’s Adventures In “Willis Wonderland” (part 2 – August 2010)”

  1. Allee Willis

    The commendations on the walls down the stairs are also from Detroit and the state of California. I wish we had turned on the Al Baby’s Retirement Den sign.

    There are a total of six portholes in the house. All of the ones downstairs are from the early 50’s Criss Craft boats.

    Did you issue any photos of the carved linoleum floor downstairs? You can see a little of the fishes an lobsters poking out in the first photo.

  2. denny

    I can’t wait for that post. I took pictures of the flooring and they are some of my favorites! Wait til you see. Will work on that this evening.

    Thanks for the info on the portholes. Criss Craft, what a great name.

    I also took special pictures of the commendations, I sure I hope I got them all. They too will be appearing in a post by themselves.