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Mercury 'Tigers' provide free lift
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Streib, Art
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Pereira & Luckman
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Marineland of the Pacific, designed by the firm Pereira & Luckman and located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula coast, opened in 1954 and was the world's largest oceanarium of its time. Best known for its performing Orcas, many considered it California's first major theme park, opening one year before Disneyland. In February 1987 the owners of SeaWorld, San Diego, purchased Marineland and moved all the animals to their San Diego facility, abruptly closing the popular oceanarium just six short weeks after the sale was completed. Much of the infrastructure was left abandoned for 20 years; the 414-foot high tower remained standing until 1995, the Marineland Restaurant continued operating through 2004, and the remaining structures through 2006. In 2007 demolition of the remains of Marineland began, in preparation for the development of Terranea, a $450 million dollar resort.
Photograph caption dated May 8, 1962 reads, "Following through with the new Mercury promotional theme, 'The New Tiger In Town,' the Lincoln/Mercury Dealers Association provided the 25 tiger-striped Mercury S-55s shown here to transport 120 boys from six different boys' clubs to a free day at Marineland recently."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Marineland of the Pacific (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.)
Ford Motor Company.--Lincoln-Mercury Division
Los Angeles Lincoln-Mercury Dealers Advertising Association
Mercury automobile
Automobiles--California--Rancho Palos Verdes
Amusement parks--California--Rancho Palos Verdes
Boys--California--Rancho Palos Verdes
Parking lots--California--Rancho Palos Verdes
Lost architecture--California--Rancho Palos Verdes
Rancho Palos Verdes (Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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