Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Crystal Cove, Talbert, UCI, Brigandi & Interlandi

This collection of County Flood Control Dept. photos continues to yield gold! The 1937 photo above was taken to show flood damage, but it's also one of the best old photos of Crystal Cove I've seen. The photo below was taken the following year, and shows rural Talbert (Fountain Valley) under quite a bit of water. Note the oil derricks of Huntington Beach visible on the horizon at left.

Phil Brigandi will give a talk about the history of Orange County's place names and do a book signing at the Nevada Mineral & Book Co. on Feb. 19 at 7pm. "No, it's in Orange," Phil writes. "Really. They just moved here. They hope to do more Orange County stuff in the future, some of it historical."
The Anteater Antics blog has posted some pages from the 1971 UCI Student Handbook, and BOY does it look like 1971! Check out their other recent posts also. Those folks at UCI Special Collections are clearly having fun with this.
Noted Laguna Beach cartoonist Frank Interlandi has died at age 85. He was the identical twin brother of another famous cartoonist, Phil Interlandi. The L.A. Times article about his passing gives more details about his life, Laguna connections, services. "A memorial service will be held at noon Friday at the gazebo in Heisler Park in Laguna Beach. Afterward, friends will gather at the Marine Room Tavern, where many of Frank and Phil Interlandi's cartoons are displayed on the walls."


Chris Merritt said...

Wow - love the Crystal Cove shot! That place is fascinating.

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Crystal Cove, I don't know anything about it. Look at those little shacks! Some no bigger than a moderate bathroom. Did people actually live in them? Amazing.