Item #76868 Stillwell’s in the Mountains, on the Shores of BIG BEAR LAKE. California.

Stillwell’s in the Mountains, on the Shores of BIG BEAR LAKE

circa 1939. Pamphlet. Scarce advertising brochure for what was once the most luxurious resort in the San Bernardino Mountains. Located east of Big Bear Village, Stillwell’s was established in 1919 and quickly found favor with the Jazz Age elite who made the three-hour drive from Los Angeles to enjoy the “de luxe” cabins and cottages, tennis courts, boat landing, golf course, ski lift, and other amenities. The pavilion featured the best in Big Band entertainment before much of the resort was destroyed by fire in 1928. The “new” Stillwell’s remained a popular vacation spot until 1948 once again destroyed the property. Today, the site is occupied by a restaurant and lodge with the same name.

This piece was published shortly after Stillwell’s twentieth anniversary celebration on May 13, 1939. It includes directions to Stillwell’s, the rates for its various accomodations, and a description of its amenities, which are accompanied by fifteen photographic illustrations of the resort. Printed in orange and blue on both sides of a 16” x 9 ¼” sheet of white stock, which folds to 4” x 9 ¼” (eight panels). Folded in half horizontally, with some light wear to the extremities. Item #76868

Price: $40.00

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