Mother’s Day is just around the corner! We dug up this 30 year-old ad for Mother’s Day at the Cockatoo Inn that ran in Los Angeles newspapers in 1990:

You can tell which ads were from the later years, because they used the the white cockatoo image much more often. The lettering of the words, “Cockatoo Inn” also saw changes in later years, but here they use the beautiful old english style to which many were accustomed. Those weren’t the only relics found in this ad. Back then it only cost $13.95 to take mom to champagne brunch!

And though you can’t have Mother’s Day at the Cockatoo Inn anymore, we hope you’re able to celebrate in these tough pandemic times.

The World in 1990

  • Daughters of Hawthorne’s Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) ended the year with the number one songHold On” as the part of the group, Wilson Phillips
  • The United States begins a recession; enters the Gulf War in August 1990
  • Tim Berners-Lee published his proposal for the World Wide Web in Switzerland
  • The 1990 Nobel Peace Prize was given to President Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore delighted audiences in “Ghost,” the top-grossing film of 1990.

Do you love the Cockatoo? Show everyone what the best midcentury hotel and restaurant was with the official Cockatoo Inn t-shirt!