Friday, April 13, 2007

Swing dancing, home movies, H.B. & Tustin

In honor of Spring break and the tradition of "Bal Week," here's a link to an article about dancing the Balboa. (Today's photo shows the Rendezvous Ballroom in 1952.)

I just stumbed across a 1968 home movie of Southern California posted to Google Video. It includes clips of Huntington Beach, the (then) brand new O.C. Airport terminal, (including Bonanza Airlines planes), Disneyland, LBJ's visit to MCAS El Toro, and (early in the film) scenes of what I think may be the Ortega Highway. [Note: Link corrected 4/16/07]

View before (1910) and after (2007) photos of the intersection at Main and PCH in Huntington Beach in my latest post to "Greetings from H.B." Same angle, same spot, but almost 100 years apart.

The Tustin Area Historical Society is holding a "Springtime in Old Town" Home and Garden Tour on Sat, May 19, 9am-4pm. The event will begin at the Tustin Presbyterian Church at Main and C St. Guided architecture and tree walks will be available. Pre-sale tickets are $20. For more information, call the Tustin Museum at (714) 731-5701.

The Tustin Area Historical Society also has a new website, which you can find among the links on the right-hand side of this web page. This project was undertaken by Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society stalwart Guy Ball.

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