‘In 1931 it took five days on two crack trains to get to Hollywood: the Twentieth Century Limited to Chicago and the Santa Fe Super Chief to Los Angeles. But what a de luxe five days! Compartments glittered with polished mahogany, shiny brass, and red brocade; the seats flaunted antimacassars of heavy lace. Gazing out on drab railroad tracks or the flat plains of Kansas doubled one’s pleasure in the impeccable service and gourmet food. The maitre d’hotel would come to the compartment to announce he’d acquired some trout caught that morning in an icy mountain stream of Colorado or that the guinea hen had hung for just the proper time.’
~ Anita Loos, Kiss Hollywood Goodbye.
It’s the sweeping romance of travelling back in time and spending money!