Tag Archives: Main Street

July 25th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1965, the following ad for Rattanland By The Sea ran in the Long Beach Independent-Telegram. Rattanland By The Sea was located at 217 Main Street in Seal Beach and was the second showroom for Rattanland in … Continue reading

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July 24th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1976, “Grandma’s Candy Store” was shown twice in the afternoon at the Bay Theatre.  According to the Today’s Calendar section in the Los Angeles Times, the film was a documentary about the Seal Beach old town … Continue reading

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July 17th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1946, the Bay Theatre had its grand opening at 5:30 p.m. with a double feature of John Payne and Maureen O’ Hara in “Sentimental Journey” with “Miss Susie Slagle’s,” starring Sonny Tufts and Veronica Lake. The … Continue reading

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July 12th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1919, a new show had its grand opening at Gus Mann’s Jewel City Cafe. With a new show by Mr. E. G. Wood, America’s foremost revue producer, King Luitpold-worthy meals by Monsieur Alfred Verme, and a jazz orchestra … Continue reading

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July 8th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1974, the Long Beach Independent ran the following ad for Joseph’s Unisex at 321 Main Street, the current location of Baytown Realty.   – Michael Dobkins

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June 12th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1966, the Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram ran this classified ad for Audrey’s Antiques.  Most people remember Aubrey’s Antiques at 132 Main Street (with the waist-high “Audrey’s Antiques” sign inviting pedestrians to step inside and browse), where … Continue reading

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June 11th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1962, Long Beach Independent columnist Ralph Hinman Jr. recounted his search for a disappearing breed, the bearded beatniks, “devotees of Zen Buddhism and Jack (On The Road) Kerouac” who once dwell in cold-water pads in the seaside … Continue reading

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May 28th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1950, a teeny, tiny ad appeared in the Gift Shops section of Long Beach Independent for the Friendly Nook at 137 ½ Main Street offering 24 hour service on hemstitching. – Michael Dobkins

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May 19th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1916, Seal Beach the Lodge Cafe on Main Street ran this ad in the Santa Ana Register. Adams, Beverly and West were a male comedy and singing trio active in 1916.  After some initial success in … Continue reading

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May 18th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1974, Seal Beach threw a Fiesta on Main Street, complete with an artists and merchants sidewalk sale, a Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, a parade, strolling musicians, and a marimba band!   – Michael Dobkins

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