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Here’s a puzzling photo from Life Magazine, dated July 1941. I know George Hamid ran the Million Dollar pier, but I don’t recall that pier ever having a theater. The Steel Pier had two theaters, but this doesn’t look like any part of the Steel Pier. The other choice is a separate theater called Hamid’s, of which I don’t have any knowledge.
The LA Times reported a fire at the theater in July 1906:
I’m a member of the Three Stooges Fan Club in PA. The fan club headqarters is at the Stoogeum (www.stoogeum.com ). Gary Lassin, the FC President, is trying to document the Three Stooges live appearances. One in particular has been difficult. It is an appearance in, probably, late July, 1937, at the Million Dollar Pier in AC.
Any suggestions on verifying that appearance? It would have been Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard.
501 West Court Apt A1
(Andalusia) Bensalem, PA. 19020-7773
postcard of aforementioned residence:
Ocean One has attracted visitors since 1906 when Captain John Young opened his famous Million Dollar Pier at this location. He even lived at the end of the pier in an elaborate marble villa with state of the art Edison-designed pastel lighting and garden sculptures.
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