Take a look around Pasadena and you might not notice any monumental changes, but longtime residents may remember a different way of life.
In the 1940s and 1950s, James Brown sang for families who brought their children to ride the Ferris wheel at Beachwood Park. From 1954 to 1978, Pasadena had a drive-in movie theater, and a cinema occupied Jumpers Hole Road from 1974 to 2005. Over the years, the peninsula grew, reaching a total of 12 public schools, four fire companies, and many local businesses and civic groups that are entrenched in the community.
Join us in a walk down memory lane. Even if you weren’t born during the years when some of these photos were snapped, chances are that you can still spot these local landmarks.
This month’s photos were taken at one site (but two venues) where rock bands performed. Sleeveless T-shirts and frizzy hair were all the rage. Pictured here are Kix lead singer Steve Whiteman, former Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider, and Madam X guitarist Maxine Petrucci.