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ethereal_reality Aug 16, 2019 6:20 PM

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]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/vooRFT.jpg
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?




Here's a closer look at the place.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/iMQdXg.jpg
DETAIL

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

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Martin Pal Aug 16, 2019 6:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 8660587)
Bonanza Sirloin Pit
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That restaurant may (?) not have been real, but didn't they have Ponderosa Restaurants?
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https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/i...231f7353f6.jpg

ethereal_reality 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.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/XafmB9.jpg
ethereal_reality personal collection

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!
:whip:



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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Martin Pal Aug 16, 2019 7:38 PM

:previous:

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.

HossC Aug 16, 2019 8:11 PM

Sounds like my kinda place ;).

Earl Boebert Aug 16, 2019 8:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8660829)
Sounds like my kinda place ;).

History here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponder...za_Steakhouses

Cheers,

Earl

Godzilla Aug 16, 2019 11:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8660829)
Sounds like my kinda place ;).


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







Do you get VIP treatment at Chevy dealerships?



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


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



Reaction to a NLA post without any attribution?



http://s23257.pcdn.co/wp-content/upl...lockerThen.jpghttp://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.jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/--Q0KLE9G30...+round+up1.jpg

Flyingwedge Aug 16, 2019 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8660737)
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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.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/XafmB9.jpg
ethereal_reality personal collection

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.

https://i1165.photobucket.com/albums...psj1j4ubxz.jpg

Aug 2012 GSV

odinthor Aug 17, 2019 5:09 AM

:previous:

The palm tree's growth is right for this being the same location after this passage of time! :tup:

CityBoyDoug Aug 17, 2019 1:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8661198)
:previous:

The palm tree's growth is right for this being the same location after this passage of time! :tup:

Palm trees are like weeds. They grow ridiculously tall and eventually need to be felled.

CityBoyDoug Aug 17, 2019 3:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8660683)
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]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/vooRFT.jpg
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 :shrug: ...say, off to one side.

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http://blogs.dailybreeze.com/history...nia_P30204.jpg
Daily Breeze

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.

Martin Pal Aug 17, 2019 6:35 PM

:previous:

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

http://blogs.dailybreeze.com/history...14/08/ww_4.jpgDaily Breeze


The Route 66 boys drive in to Marineland.

http://blogs.dailybreeze.com/history...4/08/cover.jpgCorvette News

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


Even stranger Marineland visitors!

http://blogs.dailybreeze.com/history...marineland.jpgDaily Breeze

unihikid Aug 17, 2019 6:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8661344)
http://blogs.dailybreeze.com/history...nia_P30204.jpg
Daily Breeze

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://i.postimg.cc/d1tVRfZm/060.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7_FaN6bves (Bobby Sheen Marineworld Commercial)

CityBoyDoug Aug 17, 2019 7:57 PM

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.

Godzilla Aug 18, 2019 2:11 AM

Love's Real Pit Barbecue, 15758 Ventura Blvd., Encino (?)




1972

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...f5&oe=5E142F26https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...f5&oe=5E142F26




http://g7j274efkm42axtlb4f4u0hq.wpen...lovesmenu1.jpghttp://g7j274efkm42axtlb4f4u0hq.wpen...lovesmenu1.jpg

BillinGlendaleCA Aug 18, 2019 9:41 AM

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

https://i.postimg.cc/76S2DmqY/Annota...-18-023813.jpgvia Google Street View.

The address of Love's would be around 16120 Ventura.

Martin Pal Aug 18, 2019 6:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 8661650)
Love's Real Pit Barbecue, 15758 Ventura Blvd., Encino (?) 1972
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Quote:

Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 8661741)
The address of Love's would be around 16120 Ventura.
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This Love's address is definitely 15758 Ventura Blvd.:

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...ea&oe=5DCB415EFacebook/Valley Relics Museum

Noted that "back of photo is stamped 1951."

BillinGlendaleCA Aug 18, 2019 9:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8661915)
This Love's address is definitely 15758 Ventura Blvd.:

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...ea&oe=5DCB415EFacebook/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.

ethereal_reality Aug 18, 2019 9:22 PM

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/N2z9qr.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/57w2RO.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8661024)
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! .....:worship:
I bet I just picked up my friend at the airport. ..lol. I started pointing the minute she got off the plane.


Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8661198)
:previous:

The palm tree's growth is right for this being the same location after this passage of time! :tup:

That's an impressive growth spurt. Good eye odinthor.


ethereal_reality Aug 18, 2019 9:51 PM

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.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Mnpv5M.jpg
EBAY - found several years ago




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

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/iMQdXg.jpg

I'm pretty sure this is the same place.





courtesy of CBD
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/hI58Wx.jpg

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


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