Nostalgia, History and Memories
An original Diane Hutchinson painting
The beginnings of whatever this section of the site will become has now been started.
Seaside Heights 1960's Promotional FilmLet's start with a film from 1960 that was rediscovered in 2008. I should mention it is almost 17 minutes long. You may want to go get a cup of coffee before you start watching the film.
The town of Seaside Heights released this statement about the film: "This promotional film of Seaside Heights from 1960 was discovered by Peter J. Smith, Director of the Seaside Heights Office of Public Relations in May 2008, and was converted to modern video format by Joe Verderosa of Greenrose Media and is now posted on youtube.com to be enjoyed worldwide. Peter had seen this film once before in his life as a child, when it was shown by Mr. Hugh J. Boyd, Principal of the namesake school in Seaside Heights. Working for Seaside Heights as an adult, and feeling the film reel must be somewhere, Peter spent five years looking for it inside the Borough Hall. Several other films were found from the past over the years, but none had been “it”. One day, Peter had to reach high on a shelf to retrieve a box of 8 radios. However, the box only had 7 radios inside. This made him grab a stepladder and look for the missing eighth radio. The radio was found in the far back of the highest shelf, on top of a reel of film, which turned out to be the long-lost Sun and Fun promo footage in pristine condition. We like to think that the spirit of 12-term Seaside Heights Mayor J. Stanley Tunney, who appears in this film, and is believed to occasionally make a paranormal visit to the Borough Hall, led us to this valuable piece of history.”
Seaside Heights 1970's Promotional FilmThe response to posting this film on YouTube resulted in so many views, the town decided to release a second vintage Seaside Heights tourism film. Here is the second film to be released. Check out those styling fashions!
Seaside Heights 1980's Promotional FilmHere is the 80's blast from the past....
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