Monday, July 14, 2014

A Trip to Pacific Ocean Park Late 1958

A timely addition to the collection is this set of slides from a visit to Pacific Ocean Park in late 1958 (the slides are dated January 1959 but I believe were taken earlier in 1958.) For those readers who do not know what Pacific Ocean Park (POP) was and want to know more or even if you know what POP was and want to know more, run to Amazon to order Chris Merritt and Domenic Priore's recently released book Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles' Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier . First image is of the iconic entrance to the Park with the starfish ticket booth and fountains. You can see how close to the street the entrance was located.

The second image is of the fountains surrounding the starfish entrance. The sculpture captures many of the strange creatures who live on the bottom of the sea.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

It was great seeing you at the POP event! And WOW, that parking lot photo is fantastic, I'll bet Chris wishes he had it for his book.