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Old Posted Aug 16, 2019, 6:20 PM
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My family visited Marineland back in the early 1970s. (after much begging, my father took me up in the revolving tower even though the fog was thick as pea soup) We didn't see a thing..but I loved it anyway.


Anyhoo...The eBay slide, shown below, shows a rather impressive Marineland Restaurant. [c.1963]


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I had no idea there was a Marineland Restaurant. (of course there's the possibility it was shrouded in fog the day I was there)

Does anyone who visited Marineland remember eating at this restaurant?




Here's a closer look at the place.


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Impressive looking place. Maybe it was located some distance from the park's main attractions ...say, off to one side.

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That restaurant may (?) not have been real, but didn't they have Ponderosa Restaurants?
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Old Posted Aug 16, 2019, 7:05 PM
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A friend of mine visiting Los Angeles (I believe it was 1986) took this photo of me driving around pointing out the various sights.



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I've often wondered where we were when she snapped this photo.

There's only one, rather shitty, clue. The building on the corner has a rounded facade.

Go minions!




FYI:...I don't think I was actually pointing at anything specific in the photo.
If I remember correctly, she was making fun of me for pointing at virtually everything we passed...so I posed with a fake point.

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Old Posted Aug 16, 2019, 7:38 PM
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Maybe...another clue. That building seems to have sort of a painted banner of numbers on it. The one on the right looks like 99. (99 cents store?) The other one is partially obscured by the lamp post, is it also 99? Or maybe it's counting up like 98 - 99...

...for what it's worth.
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Sounds like my kinda place .
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Sounds like my kinda place .
History here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponder...za_Steakhouses

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Old Posted Aug 16, 2019, 11:54 PM
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Sounds like my kinda place .

The restaurant ad is reportedly from 1968, so the prices might have changed . . . slightly.






Bet you are fond of a certain beach in Malibu too. https://beaches.lacounty.gov/dan-blocker-beach/


https://outdoorcreations.com/images/...ge4.php?id=294







Do you get VIP treatment at Chevy dealerships?



https://i.pinimg.com/originals/33/de...17137526b0.jpg


https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/...20110627113738



Reaction to a NLA post without any attribution?



http://s23257.pcdn.co/wp-content/upl...lockerThen.jpg





No Dan, No Pernell but . . . a western style shopping cart and western style canned goods.



http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--Q0KLE9G30...+round+up1.jpg

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A friend of mine visiting Los Angeles (I believe it was 1986) took this photo of me driving around pointing out the various sights.



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I've often wondered where we were when she snapped this photo.

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I'm going to say that's the (now former) 99 Cents store at the NE corner of La Tijera and Knowlton. Could you have
been on your way to LAX, e_r? The two-light signal next to your index finger is still there today.



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The palm tree's growth is right for this being the same location after this passage of time!
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The palm tree's growth is right for this being the same location after this passage of time!
Palm trees are like weeds. They grow ridiculously tall and eventually need to be felled.
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My family visited Marineland back in the early 1970s. (after much begging, my father took me up in the revolving tower even though the fog was thick as pea soup) We didn't see a thing..but I loved it anyway.


Anyhoo...The eBay slide, shown below, shows a rather impressive Marineland Restaurant. [c.1963]


eBay

I had no idea there was a Marineland Restaurant. (of course there's the possibility it was shrouded in fog the day I was there)

Does anyone who visited Marineland remember eating at this restaurant?


Impressive looking place. Maybe it was located some distance from the park's main attractions ...say, off to one side.

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Never been to that restaurant [but I did visit Marineland one time]. Photos of the interior seem to say they featured large groups of people. You can see the place in the photo above....at the upper right.
LA has a long history of nature attractions. Remember the alligators, lions, monkeys, ostriches, deers, wild African animals....oy vey.

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At the pier in the upper right hand corner of the above postcard:

Daily Breeze


The Route 66 boys drive in to Marineland.

Corvette News

You can read the entire edition of that Corvette News HERE!


Even stranger Marineland visitors!

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Never been to that restaurant [but I did visit Marineland one time]. Photos of the interior seem to say they featured large groups of people. You can see the place in the photo above....at the upper right.
LA has a long history of nature attractions. Remember the alligators, lions, monkeys, ostriches, deers, wild African animals....oy vey.
i think i posted the picture below a few years ago. Its my aunts and dad at either Marineland or Long Beach, its dated 1957(the hills in the background look like PV). I tried looking for the building in the background and a fish tank but no luck. At this time my grandparents were divorced, and my grandfather was a doctor, so he didn't really take the kids out of the area for the weekends he had them. The best part about this pic, Dad was a singer and got to do a Marineworld national commercial in the mid 80's and yours truly got to go to Marineworld (I dont know when they changed from land to world) around 85/86 and got his caricature drawn.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7_FaN6bves (Bobby Sheen Marineworld Commercial)
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I always wonder what's listed to eat on the Marineland restaurant menu. The 1960 Menu features lots of fish and other seafood. Link2:

https://mhodistributors.com/13511-004.jpg

https://mhodistributors.com/13511-005.jpg

Marineland closed in 1987. The Park was located on very valuable real estate. A Marine entertainment venue was not good land use.

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The corner of Woodley and Ventura is right behind the boys, the tree to their left is still there.

via Google Street View.

The address of Love's would be around 16120 Ventura.
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Love's Real Pit Barbecue, 15758 Ventura Blvd., Encino (?) 1972
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The address of Love's would be around 16120 Ventura.
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This Love's address is definitely 15758 Ventura Blvd.:

Facebook/Valley Relics Museum

Noted that "back of photo is stamped 1951."
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This Love's address is definitely 15758 Ventura Blvd.:

Facebook/Valley Relics Museum

Noted that "back of photo is stamped 1951."
Here's the problem, the location in the picture is definately in the 16000 block of Venture due to the location of the IB(Independence Bank) building and the building to the left. Could Love's have moved from the 15758 location? 15758 is east of the IB building.
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I'm going to say that's the (now former) 99 Cents store at the NE corner of La Tijera and Knowlton. Could you have
been on your way to LAX, e_r? The two-light signal next to your index finger is still there today.
OMG. You found the corner, FW! .....
I bet I just picked up my friend at the airport. ..lol. I started pointing the minute she got off the plane.


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The palm tree's growth is right for this being the same location after this passage of time!
That's an impressive growth spurt. Good eye odinthor.

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I found this slide (in a group of slides) from 1966 that I believe was taken by a tourist going up in the Marineland Sky Tower.



I think this might be the Marineland Restaurant.


EBAY - found several years ago




As a reminder, here is the slide of the Marineland Restaurant that I posted a few days ago.



I'm pretty sure this is the same place.





courtesy of CBD


Is it just me, or does it seems strange to eat seafood at an aquarium?


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