The Resorter … Revisited

The Resorter … Revisited

Summer of 1977Volume XXIIIEdition 5Issue HighlightsSome notable conventions planned for the rest of the year in Ocean City included The Maryland Oil Jobbers Council, Sheraton; Square Dancing–OC Promenaders, Convention Hall; and the Interstate Circulation Managers Association, Sheraton.An opinion piece read, “Week after week, the town’s Board of Zoning Appeals hears, and generally grants, requests for… Read more »

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The Resorter … Revisited

Summer of 1959Volume VEdition 1Some of the new enhancements made to private sector businesses before the 1959 season was “a complete rebuilding program with new units being added on the Inlet and bayside to practically double the capacity” at the Oceanic Motel.Mr. and Mrs. John Hodkinson, owners/managers, invited guests to The Purnell apartments between 2nd… Read more »

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The Resorter … Revisited

Summer of 1960Volume VIEdition 4Issue HighlightsBernies on Baltimore Avenue was selling beach umbrellas for $7.95, beach chairs for $1.49 and surf mats for $4.95.Jarvis Realtor was announcing “Mallard Island Home Sites” on 15th Street and Teal Drive. Lots were priced $5,000 and up at this time.Managing Director Dr. Charles Purnell was offering rooms at The… Read more »

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The Resorter … Revisited

Summer of 1965Volume IXEdition 6Issue HighlightsThis week’s “Resorter Girl” was Terri Steele, who was also featured in Hess Apparel’s full-page ad.New at Frontier Town this year was a prairie dog colony, a wooded picnic area and U-Driv-Em goat carts.In the column, “Then I Wrote,” the Editor wrote, “One of the liveliest and happiest places in… Read more »

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The Resorter … Revisited

Summer of 1962Volume VIIIIssue 1Issue HighlightsThe Capitol Theatre on Worcester Street was showing the following movies: Walk on the Wild Side, Samar, Madison Avenue, Cape Fear, The Night Creature, The Outsider and Lonely Are The Brave.Captain’s Hill  was being advertised as the “gracious new waterfront community” west on Route 50. Now here in the ad… Read more »

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Summer of 1956Volume IIEdition 4Issue HighlightsBill’s Famous Ship Café on 14th Street offered the following, according to an ad: cocktail lounge, bar, dining room,  Maine lobsters, efficiency apartments, seafood, steaks, chicken, hotel and motel rooms, boats for hire and dockage for private and charter boats.Subscription rates for the Resorter were $1 for seven issues and… Read more »

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Summer of 1977Volume XXIIIEdition 1Issue Highlights• This week’s “Resorter Girl” was Diane McCall of Baltimore.• The Surf and Sands Motel and the Satellite Resort Motel were teamed as “The Ocean Motels” in an advertisement, featuring 150 “Tropical Modern Motel Units with 98 Directly on the Oceanfront.”• Featured in the After Dark entertainment listings were the… Read more »

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The Resorter … Revisited

Summer of 1963Volume VIIIIEdition 10Issue HighlightsAn 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 to the… Read more »

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The Resorter … Revisited

Summer of 1961Volume VIIEdition 6Issue Highlights• 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 9-7148.• In an editorial, Dick Lohmeyer wrote, “Cullens Jenkins is dead. And with his passing… Read more »

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The Resorter … Revisited

Summer of 1977Volume XXIIIEdition 7Issue HighlightsThis week’s “Resorter Girl” was Linda Dilks from Wilmington, Del. She was 22 years old and spending her summer working as a waitress at the Bonfire.The newest oceanfront condominium selling units was The Quay on 107th Street. An advertisement suggested 5% down was all that was needed.Ames Discount Department Stores… Read more »