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Seven Seas, Los Angeles, CA (bar)
Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2014-10-17 6:31 pm   Permalink

Hiltiki,

Nice photo, another view of Bob Brooks Leeteg collection. I picked up a souvenir photo holder from the Seven Seas with this photo inside. Looks to be from the 1950s.




And an old photo of the exterior sign.



DC



 
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2015-02-02 12:13 pm   Permalink

From the Los Angeles Public Library photo archives.



Circa: 1950
Historical Notes: Ray Haller opened the Seven Seas in the mid-1930s as a Polynesian bar and it soon became a hot spot for Hollywood celebrities as well as the soldiers and sailors stationed in Los Angeles during WWII. The island-themed nightclub held live floor shows with music and dancers three times a night. It was decorated with tropical plants and nautical items, lava rocks and a faux corrugated metal roof above allowing for its most unique feature, a nightly tropical rainstorm complete with authentic thunder played from a record player. The nightclub later became the Seven Seas Supper Club and closed sometime in the late 1960s or early 1970s.
Summary:Two men and a woman are shown in front of the 7 Seas Restaurant in Hollywood. The group is standing at the entrance to the restaurant which has a protruding neon sign above the entrance that reads "7 Seas." Below that is a ship's wheel with "7 Seas" in neon. On the right, partially obscured is a building with the signs "liquor" and "wines," and bottles can be seen in the window. The restaurant is located at 6904 Hollywood Boulevard.

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