Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sailing Through Sundays on The JC: February 1971

This set of photos comes from a batch of July 1971 shots. Naturally I had to zoom in close for a better look at the signage:

The gorilla was still hanging around as of 1971:

This post marks the final installment of this Sunday series. All good things must eventually come to an end; thanks for stopping by every Sunday to view it!

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Thufer said...

Dave, as much as I love the JC; I do look frward to it's chang and know it's replacement will be just amazing as ever.Thanks for all those wonderful JC memories.

Katella Gate said...

I've got to say I prefer this earlier version of the J.C. Marquee (even though, like the Tiki Room, it owes a lot to carefully concealed Googie architecture of the time).

I find today's version far too Pasteurized to be interesting. It's very well done of course, but the new stuff has the look that you could find at a high-end Banana Republic Mall outlet.

The old version also had just the right touch of "gruesome" that little boys love.

TokyoMagic! said...

This is how I remember the J.C. entrance looking for all of my childhood. It's great to see it again! I agree with Katella...the newer boathouse is nice, but I think I prefer this simpler, more rustic entrance.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Dave for posting one of my favorite attractions. Looking forward to Sunday's post.