La Valencia Turns 90: Story of a 90-year-old ‘Pink Lady’ and the Village that loves her
Although many locals believe La Valencia hotel’s nickname ‘Pink Lady’ orginates from the color of its stucco, the first lady in pink was this 1928 tile portrait of a Spanish maiden in traditional dress by Ernest Batcheler, which has lived at the complex for almost 90 years.
La Valencia Hotel in 1945. Taken by Robert Mosher. Courtesy of La Jolla Historical Society.(Robert Mosher / )