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The Hilton Hotel was one of the names that The Breakers Hotel at 210 E Ocean Boulevard has gone by over the years.


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Memories 1980. Those 2nd story windows at the left was a dining room. They had luncheon specials. I had lunch one time there and it was nothing ''special". I ordered Tuna Salad". It was a couple chunks of canned tuna dumped on a bowl of salad. That was it...unbelievable. I guess the new chef was clueless about how to make a ''tuna salad".
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Here's a rare look inside one of the rooms in the old Wilcox Hotel in Hollywood. (Sept. 4, 1942)



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I believe the three buddies are in the military because, unless I'm mistaken, their hats are on top of the credenza.




They're drinking 7-UP and, what looks like, some kind of whiskey.

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The so-called 7~7 was a popular drink in that era and still going in the 1960s.
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The so-called 7~7 was a popular drink in that era and still going in the 1960s.
The advert above apparently dates from 1981, so its popularity lasted even longer. That appears to be an original Sony TPS-L2 Walkman in the background.
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The Hilton Hotel was one of the names that The Breakers Hotel at 210 E Ocean Boulevard has gone by over the years.
Thanks Hoss. I remember discussing the Long Beach Hilton (on NLA) but the entrance looks quite different in the war-time photograph. I didn't recognize it.






Here's a snapshot, taken on June 18, 1944, of "Virg & Chas with the Hilton Hotel in the background.


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Let's take a closer look at the Tracy Theater (& Virginia and Charles)




The outline of the Tracy Theater sign looks like a capital dome . .does anyone know what the significance might be?

It appears Charles and Virginia are having a good time.



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The outline of the Tracy Theater sign looks like a capital dome . .does anyone know what the significance might be?
From cinematreasures.org

"Opened as the Ritz Theatre in 1925, but the name was soon changed to Capitol Theatre by 1927 when it was operated by the L. Lou Bard chain Far West Theatres Inc. It was badly damaged by an earthquake on March 10, 1933 and it was remodeled to the plans of architect H. Alfred Anderson. By 1938 it had been renamed Tracy Theatre. It was still open in 1956, but had closed by 1957. It was demolished in late-March 1974."


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BTW. Cinema Treasures already has the picture of Virg & Chas.
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