Pelican Diner

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

“The Pelican Diner”

St. Pete Beach, Florida

The familiar style Silver Diner, at 7501 Gulf Blvd, in St. Pete Beach, Florida opened in 1951 and became an icon of American History for decades. In the 1990’s, I participated in several street festivals, located within a block of the diner. Everyone that ate at the diner seemed to know each other, because of the morning rituals of breakfast or lunch.  I took many pictures of the diner after the show closed and returned the next year with the painting and prints, which were a popular item for the locals.

The Pelican Diner closed in 2001.  I had heard that the owners ran the diner for all those years and were unable to continue.  The Diner was sold in 2003, with the intentions of moving it to another location and reopening.  The last information I have, is the diner is sitting in storage somewhere, but that corner on Gulf Blvd, no longer has the familiar aroma in the morning of bacon and sausage.

Other Silver Diners I have painted are:  Rosies Diner, Rockford, MI;    Rosies Diner #2, Rockford, MI;    Inside the Silver Diner – RedInside Silver Diner – Pink.

Prints:
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)
 
8″ x 12″ Black Edge………. $109.17
8″ x 12″ White Edge………. $109.17
8″ x 12″ Wrapped Edge………. $109.17
 
 
12” x 18” Black Edge ………. $168.07
12” x 18” White Edge ………. $168.07
12” x 18” Wrapped Edge ………. $168.07
 
 
16” x 24” Black Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
16” x 24” White Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
16” x 24” Wrapped Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
 
20” x 30” Black Edge………. $314.34
20” x 30” White Edge………. $314.34
20” x 30” Wrapped Edge………. $314.34
 
 
24” x 36”Black Edge ………. $335.65
24” x 36”White Edge ………. $335.65
24” x 36”Wrapped Edge ………. $335.65
 
24” x 36” ………. $1,295.00 Original Painting
 

 

 

28th Street Drive-In Theatre

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

28th Street Drive-in Theatre

St. Petersburg, FL.

For those of us that remember the teenage years with outdoor drive-in theatres, we have heard many stories about what happened at those theaters.  The painting depicted here, in St. Pete, Florida, shows how some of us saved a few bucks, by hiding in the trunk of the car, until after we were inside the theatre.  I’m sure you never did that! 

Those were just rumors, right? They eventually got smart and just charged by the carload, instead of per person.  There are less than 500 outdoor theatres left in the country.  Most have been converted to shopping centers and housing communities.

Other outdoor theatre paintings I have done are: Tri-way Outdoor Theatre, Plymouth, INFt. George Drive-in Theatre, Southgate, MI  

Prints:
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)

11″ x 14″Black Edge………. $141.82

11″ x 14″ White Edge………. $141.82

11″ x 14″ Wrapped Edge………. $141.82

 

 

18″ x 24″Black Edge………. $237.96

18″ x 24″ White Edge………. $237.96

18″ x 24″ Wrapped Edge………. $237.96

24″ X 30″ original painting on stretched canvas not available.