||Seven Seas, Los Angeles, CA (bar)
Joined: Nov 16, 2007
From: Santa Barbara, CA
|Posted: 2014-10-17 6:31 pm  Permalink|
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.
Joined: Aug 05, 2011
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
|Posted: 2015-02-02 12:13 pm  Permalink|
From the Los Angeles Public Library photo archives.
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.
Joined: Feb 13, 2004
From: San Francisco
|Posted: 18 days ago; 8:40 pm  Permalink|
I was watching Valley Girl last night and when she first gets in the car with Randy ( Nicolas Cage) and they are driving around hollywood they go right by the Seven Seas! The movie was from 1983 so they probably shot it in 1982 and the sign was lit up so maybe still open? It was at the 29 mins mark.
Sorry for the photo of my laptop, couldn't get a screenshot.
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Joined: Apr 17, 2004
From: So Cal
|Posted: 17 days ago; 08:16 am  Permalink|
It was definitely opened during those years. It was popular with Friday and Saturday night "new wave" music/dance nightclubs at that time, so it fits in perfect to the "Valley Girl" movie. I went a couple of times with friends during that time period (a much younger Danno).
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