The Resorter … Revisited – August 26, 2016

08-26 Color-Resorter WEB

Summer of 1968

Volume XIV

Edition 6

Issue Highlights

• This week’s “Resorter Girl” was Mimi Trone, who was also featuerd in the Hess Apparel full-page advertisement.

• An editorial headlined “High Rise Opens New Resort Era” documented the construction of the new Twenty-Twenty Boadwalk. It read, “The era of the sprawling, land-gobbling resort motel in Ocean City has been replaced with the towering high-rise type of construction. A dwindling land supply has been responsible for the trend upward in local construction. But new construction methods and equipment have made the glamorous new high-rises both practical and economical.”

• An ad read, “Gino Marchetti Brings Kentucky Fried Chicken to Ocean City on Philadelphia Avenue and 17th Stret.”

• The Paddock Nite Club was billing itself as home to “The Swinging Scene For the Swimming Set.”

• The Blue Room inside the George Washington Hotel on 10th Street offered dancing to The Bruce Wescot Trio from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

• A nite club called the Hunka Munka was featuring Lawrence and the Arabians every Saturday.