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 has digital image only, courtesy of postcard collector Paul Nitchman.
"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."
"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 of the Pacific"
"Marineland of the Pacific"
Color postcard shows a sea lion balancing a ball on his nose performing for an audience. Postcard printed on reverse with "SEAL CIRCUS TIME / MARINELAND OF THE PACIFIC / ...balancing a ball on one's ... this sea lion "actor" on." Also printed with "MIRRO-KROME ® CARD BY H.S. CROCKER CO., INC., LOS ANGELES 17, CALIF. / PUBL. & DISTR. BY "Golden West" COLOR CARD CO., 2583 MAINE AVE., L.B. 6, CALIF." "Photo by Geo. E. Watson", Text on card obscured.
"Marineland of the Pacific"
"Marineland of the Pacific"
Color postcard shows a porpoise leaping from the water in a circular pool in front of an audience. Printed on reverse "MARINELAND OF THE PACIFIC / RANCHO PALOS VERDES, MARINELAND, CALIFORNIA / One of the performing porpoises is shown leaping during the popular porpoise games at Marineland's sea Arena. The Marineland Sky Tower which rises more than 400 feet above sea level and is equipped with a rotating elevator car to give observers a panoramic view of the California coastline, can be seen in the background." Also printed with "International" and "D-16916 - Western Publishing & Nov. Co., Los Angeles, California."
"Marineland of the Pacific"
"Marineland of the Pacific"
Lenticular 3-D color postcard shows people at the entrance to Marineland of the Pacific. Postcard printed on reverse "More than two million persons enter Marineland's front gate each year to see two separate whale shows, dolphins, seals and other trained sea mammals perform, as well as the Oceanarium's fantastic collection of fishes." And "Asahi Trading Co., N.Y. Printed in Japan"

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