Marineland


The Marineland Collection includes postcards, guides and materials related to Marineland.

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"'Whale Show Time, Marineland of the Pacific"
"'Whale Show Time, Marineland of the Pacific"
Color postcard showing a whale leaping out of a circular pool in front of an audience. The coastline of the Palos Verdes peninsula is in the background. Postcard printed on reverse "Spectators crowd the Whale Pool Stadium several times daily to watch trained whales and porpoises perform in the world's largest Oceanarium. Here the mighty whale Bimbo is shown jumping at his trainer's command. / GW-271A" and "Mirro-Krome card by H.S. Crocker Co., Inc., Los Angeles 21, Calof. / Publ. & distr. by 'GoldenWest' Color Card Co., 2583 Maine Ave., L.B. 6, Calif." and "MCMLX by Geo. E. Watson, Color Photographer."
"'Whale Show Time, Marineland of the Pacific"
"'Whale Show Time, Marineland of the Pacific"
Color postcard shows a whale jumping from the water in a circular pool in front of an audience. Printed on reverse "GW-271B / Spectators crowd the Whale Pool Stadium several times daily to watch trained whales and porpoises sing, dance, high jump, shake hands, wave goodbye and do other amazing things." And Mirro-Krome card by H.S. Crocker Card Co., Inc., Los Angeles 17, Calif. / Publ. & Distr. by 'GoldenWest' Color Card Co., 2583 Maine Ave., L.B. 6, Calif." And "Color Photo by Geo. E. Watson." Handwritten on reverse "Sea 4"
"Bubbles and Her Hat, Marineland of the Pacific"
"Bubbles and Her Hat, Marineland of the Pacific"
Color postcard shows Bubbles the Pilot Whale vertically leaping from water towards a 'hat' which is a flower-filled white life-preserver ring. The 'hat' is held by a man dressed in all white while in front of an audience seen in the background. Postcard printed on reverse with "Wearing a large flowery hat during one of her acts in the Whale Show, Bubbles proves that female pilot whales can be just as vain as any young girl." "GW-61A" "MCMLX by Geo. E. Watson, Color Photographer." "Mirro-Krome Card by H.S. Crocker Co., Inc., Los Angeles 21, Calif. / Publ. & Distr. By 'Golden West' Color Card Co., 2583 Maine Ave., L.B. 6, Calif."
"Coastal Boat Cruise Trip, Marineland of the Pacific"
"Coastal Boat Cruise Trip, Marineland of the Pacific"
Color postcard image shows a boat filled with waving people. The boat has 'Marineland of the Pacific' written along the side. Postcard printed on reverse with "From Marineland's private pier, a sightseeing boat takes visitors for a refreshing cruise along the scenic coastline of Southern California's Palos Verdes Peninsula, past Wayfarers' Chapel, old smuggler's caves and other points of interest." "Oceanarium, Inc." "Another 'SceniKrome' pub. & dist. by 'Golden West' Color Card Co. / 2583 Maine Avenue, Long Beach 6, California"
"Entrance Sign Marineland of the Pacific, Southern California"
"Entrance Sign Marineland of the Pacific, Southern California"
Color postcard image shows view of Marineland entrance looking south. Marineland opened in August of 1954 and closed in 1987. Postcard printed on reverse with "Bubbles, the pilot whale and her friends, the Pacific White-sided Dolphins -- all done up in fibreglas -- make a spectacular sign at one of the entrances to Marineland on Palos Verdes Drive South in Rancho Palos Verdes." Also printed with "SceniKrome from Golden West, 700 W. Willow St., Long Beach, Calif. 90806," GW-85A Photo by Geo. E. Watson" and "Made by H.S. Crocker Co., Inc. San Francisco, Calif. 4103", Library digital image, courtesy of postcard collector Paul Nitchman., Physical postcard donated by Kit Fox.
"Entrance to Marineland of the Pacific"
"Entrance to Marineland of the Pacific"
Color postcard shows the entrance walkway of Marineland with one of the performance arenas in the background. Printed on reverse "GW-88A / Entrance to Marineland of the Pacific, Rancho Palos Verdes, Southern California" and "Mirro-Krome card by H.S. Crocker Co., Inc., Los Angeles 17, Calif. / Publ & distr. by 'GoldenWest' Color Card Co., 2583 Maine Ave., L.B. 6, Calif." and "Color Photo by Geo. E. Watson." Handwritten on the reverse "Tuesday - Had lunch today here at this place Went to Notts [sic] Berry Farm to day. Love Frances" Addressed on reverse to "Mr. Harrison McCormick [street address redacted] Louisiana, MO"
"Flipper, The Talking Dolphin, Marineland of the Pacific"
"Flipper, The Talking Dolphin, Marineland of the Pacific"
Color postcard shows a dolphin out of water in front of trainers with her mouth open in front of an audience. Postcard printed on reverse with "GW-42A / During the Porpoise Games, Flipper takes special pleasure in 'dry-docking' herself at the edge of the Sea Arena, where she talks to her trainer while the announcer holds a microphone near." And "SceniKrome from GoldenWest, 700 W. Willow St., Long Beach, Calif. 90806" And "Color Photo by Geo. E. Watson."
"Greetings from Marineland"
"Greetings from Marineland"
Hand-colored postcard shows the observation tower at Marineland. Printed on reverse "The New Observation Tower At Marineland / Spectators ride to the top in a revolving elevator which enables them to have a clear view of fabulous Marineland below and the ocean and coastline of Southern California. / Color by Marty George" And "Distributed by Mitock & Sons, 7410 Greenbush Ave., North Hollywood, Calif / Plastichrome / by Colourpicture / Boston, Mass. 02130", Handwritten on reverse: "Mr. & Mrs. Harry McEwen / 38 Meadowcrest Dr. / Parksbury, W. Va" and "7-27-70 / Enjoying the change of scenery & visiting [?Esether]
"Killer Whale Leap, Marineland of the Pacific"
"Killer Whale Leap, Marineland of the Pacific"
Color postcard image shows a killer whale leaping out of a pool towards a handler offering fish in front of an audience. Postcard printed on reverse with "Orky, 4200-pound star of Marineland's Killer Whale Show, leaps for a mackerel handout held by his trainer." Also printed with "SceniKrome from GoldenWest 700 W. Willow St., Long Beach, Calif. 90806" and "GW-275C" and "Made by H.S. Crocker Co., Inc., San Francisco, Calif. 94103"
"Leaping Dolphin Trio, Marineland of the Pacific"
"Leaping Dolphin Trio, Marineland of the Pacific"
Color postcard shows three dolphins leaping from the water of a pool in front of an audience. Postcard printed on reverse "These three Atlantic bottle-nose dolphins leap together at the close of the show, to thank visitors for coming to see them during the Porpoise Games at the Sea Arena." And "SceniKrome from Golden West, 700 W. Willow St., Long Beach, Calif. 90806" And "GW-92-A Color Photo by Geo. E. Watson" And "Made by H.S. Crocker Co., Inc., San Francisco, Calif. 94103"
"Marineland Restaurant Palos Verdes Drive South, Marineland, California"
"Marineland Restaurant Palos Verdes Drive South, Marineland, California"
Color postcard shows entrance to the Marineland restaurant showing the Porpoise Room cocktail lounge. Printed on reverse "Marineland, Calif. - Marineland Restaurant offers sumptuous dinning in a beautiful setting overlooking Catalina Channel. The main dining room seats 350 persons; the cocktail lounge in the Porpoise Room is the scene of nightly (except Monday) entertainment by famed musical organizations; the Penguin Room is used for special banquets and meetings. The grounds and lobby sparkle with waterfalls and pools fashioned from thousands of shells and rocks imported from throughout the Pacific." And "Pub. by Mellinger Studio, 2089 Brigden Rd., Pasadena, Calif. / C - 19558 - B", Handwritten on reverse: "Mrs. Mildred [Schalk] / 2435 Putnam / Toledo 10 Ohio" and "Hello Mildred, Had lunch with some friends here Sunday and they took us for a ride of 250 miles - Andy & Nellie"

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