Huntington Beach Old Photos and Information for Surf City

The most recent history of Huntington Beach is 100-year venture into tourism, oil & space exploration and soft industries with corporate headquarters locating to the city. Huntington Beach's rich history of photos began with the Newland House, the Red Car, a pleasure pier, ocean plunge, pavilion and attractions not strikingly different from today.  Shortly after Huntington Beach adopted its name, an oil boom began when several veins were discovered on the land near the beach. For approximately 100 years, the derricks, offshore platforms and pumps have dotted the terrain and appeared in the landscape of photographs. While the pumps surprisingly still sit next to houses, a hotel in the downtown region and are plentiful near the wetlands, many have been capped as the price of land goes up. This picture gallery includes an assortment of photos obtained through various sources and is brought to you for your enjoyment. We'd like to thank those who have contributed to the cause of helping educate and remind us of our roots in the West Coast Mecca of Huntington Beach, California, also known as Surf City.

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  Robin William Promotional Photo for Golden Bear
Appearance in Huntington Beach, California

This photograph was created for publicity purposes-distribution to the media. The image was meant to bring attention and publicity for the personalities pictured (Robin Williams). Publicity photos (star headshots) have traditionally not been copyrighted. Since they are disseminated to the public, they are generally considered public domain, and therefore clearance by the studio that produced them is not necessary.  There is a vast body of photographs, including but not limited to publicity stills, that have no notice as to who may have created them. There is no necessity to clear them with the studio that produced them (if you can even determine who did).

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Red Car
Franklin Roosevelt

4th of July Parade

New Riders of the
Purple Sage

Golden Bear

 Robin William

Golden Bear

Linda Rondstadt

Golden Bear

John Mayall

Golden Bear

Kenny Rankin

Golden Bear


Golden Bear

Steve Martin

Golden Bear

Bachman Turner

Golden Bear

../Golden Bear building and signage from the 1980s
Golden Bear
Soap Box Derby
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Main Street
Post Office
Realty Co. Office
Beach Carousel
Evangeline Hotel
Man on 3 while bike at Huntington Beach Pier
End of the Pier Cafe
John Gustafson
Huntington Surfer
 Surfing Huntington
Hoyt Axton

Golden Bear

Main Street Biz
Matthew Helme and His Family pose for photo in front of Historic Helme Building

Matthew Helme(15)

Helme Building

Salt Water Plunge
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Golden Bear Dining and Concert Hall featured Robin Williams as a young artist. He is one of the hundreds of famous actors, comedians and musicians who enjoyed performing in Huntington Beach, California. See this list below:

Amazing Rhythm Aces
Asleep at the Wheel
Average White Band
Peter Alen
Hoyt Axton
BB King
Captain Beefheart
Elvin Bishop
Black Oak Arkansas
Brand X
Brian Auger
David Bromberg
Jackson Browne
Lenny Bruce
Jimmy Buffett
Charles Bukowski
Eric Burdon
Paul Butterfield
Larry Carlton
Kim Carnes
Keigh Carradine
Cecilio & Kapono
Cheech & Chong
Vassar Clements
Billy Cobham
Judy Collins
Jeffrey Comanor
Commandor Cody
Larry Coryell
Country Joe & The Fish
Papa John Creach
David Crosby
Rodney Crowell
Cherie & Marie Currie
Rick Danko & Gary Busey
Kiki Dee
John Denver
Rick Derringer
Dixie Dreggs
Les Dudek
Bob Dylan
Walter Egan
England Dan &
John Ford Coley
John Fahey
Jay Ferguson
Firesign Theatre
Flash Cadillac
Robben Ford
Michael Franks
Richie Furey
Flying Burrito Bros
Peter Gabriel
Jerry Garcia
Nick Gilder

Dizzy Gillespie
Steve Goodman
Stephane Grappelli
Arlo Guthrie
Randy Hansen's
Machine Gun
John Hartford
Richie Havens
Head East
Jimi Hendrix
Dan Hicks
Dr. Hook
Jan & Dean
Al Jarreau
Garland Jeffreys
Jefferson Airplane
Billy Joel
David Johansen
Janis Joplin
Jorma Kaukonen
John Kay & Steppenwolf
Doug Kershaw
Greg Kihn Band
Albert King
John Klemmer
The Knack
Al Kooper
Leo Kotke
Kris Kristofferson
LA Express
Ronnie Laws
Dr. Timothy Leary
Lenny & Squiggy
Ramsey Lewis
David Lindley
Loggins & Messina
Jeff Lorber Fusion
John Mayall
Taj Mahal
Mark Almond
Steve Martin
Dave Mason
Don McLean
McGuinn, Clark, Hillman
Randy Meisner
Lee Michaels
The Motels
Muddy Waters
Maria Mauldaur
Martin Mull
Michael Murphey
New Riders of the
  Purple Sage
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Norton Buffalo
Oingo Boingo
Pablo Cruise
Robert Palmer
Shawn Phillips
Jom Photoglo
Mary Kay Place
Jean-Luc Ponty
John Prine
Pure Prairie League
Jimmy Rabbit & Renegade
Bonnie Raitt
Romeo Void
Tom Robinson Band
Kenny Rankin
Leon Redbone
Lee Ritenour
Linda Ronstadt
Buffy Saint Marie
Sanford & Townsend
Savoy Brown
Tom Scott
Earl Scruggs Revue
Sea Level
John Sebastian
Frazer Smith
Patti Smith
Smothers Bros
Split Enz
Stephen Stills
Al Stewart
John Stewart
Strange Daze
Naughty Sweeties
Mrc Tanner
Tonio K
Peter Tosh
Tower of Power
George Thorogood
Stanley Turrentine
Tommy Tutone
Dwight Twilley
Van Halen
Louden Wainwright
Tom Waits
Jennifer Warnes
Bob Weir
Tim Weisberg
Lenny White
Wet Wiliie
Lenny Williams
Jesse Winchester
Jesse Collin Young
Neil Young
Warren Zevon

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