Friday, January 21, 2011

Ask Any Mermaid You Happen To See...

Original newspaper ad from the Independent Press Telegram, Long Beach, California, Friday July 15, 1955.
The pirate ship in this advertisement is actually the architectural scale model used in constructing the restaurant! Anyone know where that model is today??

6 comments:

Grego said...

That's a pretty sweet graphic: I'm trying to figure out where the original Chicken of the Sea mermaid was designed. I see touches of inspiration from certain artists but I'm pretty sure she was put together by an agency. Any insight?

Connie Moreno said...

Oh my gosh, as soon as I saw the graphic, the jingle came flooding back to me! As a kid, I loved that jingle and sang it over and over, LOL.

Kate said...

I have some of the original fish plates from the restaurant, cool stuff!

Kate
http://cholulared.blogspot.com

Christopher said...

I have to say I am not one for blogs Mr. Kidney. But I do think I am addicted. I never got to go on the pirate ship, but I think I would have endured a tuna sandwich just for the look around.

Chris Nevada

Christopher said...

Oh
"Anyone know where that model is today??"

No. But appearently Revell has a model that is close:
http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/fantasy-dragons-item-listj-c-14_133/jolly-roger-caribbean-pirate-ship-model-kit-revell-monogram-p-8734

Might be a good base to work from.

gerG said...

Fun stuff as always. And congratulations on your wonderful model.

Looking at the interior murals, the cliffs and plants sure look like they were painted by Eyvind Earle...

I was recently digging thru some old boxes of souvenirs, and i found the containers that i saved from the Pirate Ship meatball sandwich. If you'd like it, i'd like to give it to you...