The Little Nugget
Union Pacific City of Los Angeles Streamliner
Built in 1937 by the Pullman Company, for the Union Pacific Railroad’s City of Los Angeles streamliner, the Little Nugget was designed by artist Walt Kuhn to resemble something from the Gay Nineties. Created to appeal to the “Hollywood Set” traveling between East and West coasts, the lounge featured red velvet drapes, red plush chairs, bevel-edged mirrors, gas-style lamps, stars twinkling on the ceiling, and caricatures of famous vaudevillians, and a mechanical canary in a gilded cage.
The Little Nugget is on display at the Travel Town Museum in Los Angeles.