Summer of 1961
•New this year at Frontier Town was the Longhorn Saloon & Beef House.
•The Diplomat Motor Hotel on 26th Street billed itself as “Ocean City’s Smartest Holiday Address.” You could reach them at “Atlantic 97148.”
•In an editorial, Dick Lohmeyer wrote, “Cullens Jenkins is dead. And with his passing Ocean City loses one of the too few confident, harddriving business men that are needed to make a town great. Jiggs was a giant of a man whose aggressive recklessness in the world of businessmen shudder. Everything he did was big. He played like a giant, but he had the heart of a mere mortal, and that in the end, proved to be his downfall. … Goodbye Jiggs! We will miss you.”
•The Eden Roc Motel on 20th Street was advertising, “Where Sophistication Joins With Comfort. … Ocean City’s smart new holiday address where free morning coffee, swimming pool, luxurious interiors, air conditioning, is commonplace.”
•Among the new movies playing at the Capitol Theatre on Worcester Street and the Shore Drive-In Theatre three miles west of Ocean City were Midnight Lace, The Parent Trap, Angel Baby, Come September, Brides of Dracula, GI Blues, The Ladies Man, Black Sunday, 13 Ghosts and Butterfield 8.
Summer of 1960 Volume VI Edition 3 Issue Highlights Specializing in honey dipped donuts, Ernie’s Donuts on N. Division Street was open from 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. “See Them Made And Buy Them Hot” was the ad message. Jarvis Realtor was selling lots in the new Mallard Island — “Ocean City’s Most Exclusive Residential Site.” Lots ranged in … Continue reading
Season of 1972 Volume XVIII Edition 12 Issue Highlights • This week’s “Resorter Girl” was Sally Lester. Photo by Dale Timmons • Weekly rentals at the Three Cheers Condominium on 31st Street and Balti-more Avenue were being offered for $175 per week. • Wockenfuss Home Made Candies had one location in Ocean City at this time on … Continue reading
Season of 1959 Volume V Edition 7 Issue Highlights Manager Bob Harman welcomed guests to the Sea Scape Motel, “The Finest Ocean City has to offer,” according to its advertisement. The ad copy read, “Long a favorite of discriminating vacationers, The Seascape Motel this year brings to Ocean City a newer, bigger, more modern motel where the accent … Continue reading
Summer of 1971 Volume XVI Edition 3 Issue Highlights • The Resorter Girl this week was Kathy Forbes, who was also featured in Hess Apparel’s full-page advertisement. • New for the summer at Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Moore’s Gateway Motel on 48th Street was the addition of five-channel color televisions to the rooms and telephones in all units. … Continue reading
Summer of 1963 Volume VIIII Edition 10 Issue Highlights An editorial, “The Vacant 8 Months,” read, “Late last spring the Mayor and Council were practically forced into hiring a much needed publicity man for Ocean City. Now that the resort has a publicity bureau of sorts we’d like to see town officials vote a small winter budget … Continue reading
Summer of 1973 Volume XIX Edition 3 Issue Highlights • Featured in Fran Huntt’s After Dark were Mary Jane Nelson and Dennis Swin-del, Paddock nite club; Fred Musiani, The Embers; Moe Galante, Pelican Grille; Brent Woodall and Rob Greenberg, the Pier; and Bobby Plegert and Ed Bradley, the Hurricane. • The Sandpiper Restaurant … Continue reading
Summer of 1968 Volume XIIII Edition 4 Issue Highlights This week’s Resorter Girl was Linda Stamp, who was also featured in Hess Apparel’s full-page ad. Anglers box lunches were available starting at 5 in the morning from the Angler Restaurant on Talbot Street. Oceanfront one bedroom apartments at the Caliban were being rented for $125 and … Continue reading
Summer of 1978 Volume XXIV Edition 3 Issue Highlights • This week’s “Resorter Girl” was Terry Wooten. • An ad featuring Ames Discount Department Stores promoted two stores – one on Route 50 in Berlin and another on Route 1 in Rehoboth. • Among the features being advertised at the Hurricane on 71st Street was a Best Looking Bathing … Continue reading
Summer of 1965 Volume XI Edition 2 Issue Highlights • In his City Hall Report, Councilman C.H. Shuey wrote, “Since you were here last summer, Ocean City has come of age – no longer is it a narrow strip of sand confined between the Inlet and 41st Street, with but little room to grow. Annexation of former North Ocean … Continue reading