Joined: Nov 16, 2007
From: Santa Barbara, CA
|Posted: 2010-04-20 9:35 pm  Permalink|
Name:Monte Proser's Beachcomber
Street:Broadway at 50th
I have collected several items over the years from the Monte Proser chain of Beachcomber bar/restaurants. From what I have read, the first Beachcomber bar was located in New York.
Here is an old handbill I have from New York with the classic sailor on the deserted island logo and Chavez on the stage.
The back of the handbill with media quotes and Monte on the island.
The whole Zombie theme to the Beachcomber started when Proser borrowed the Don the Beachcomber recipe to introduce the east coast to the Zombie at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. Mr. Bali Hai has a nice photo from the World's Fair, maybe he can post it.
This is a photo holder I have from the Miami Beach location. The sailor now has company on his island!
A matchbook from Proser with the classic Monte Proser image from Miami Beach.
Love the girls on the matchsticks!
A menu from Miami.
Here is another photo holder from the Maryland Beachcomber location with the Zombie Witch Doctor.
A matchbook from Maryland with the Zombie Witch Doctor
Finally, here is a photo holder I have from Ruby Foo's Beachcomber located in Providence that looks like one of the Monte Proser locations, don't know if there was a connection.
[ This Message was edited by: Dustycajun 2010-05-28 16:56 ]