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Vintage Santa Monica: Pacific Ocean Park
Ah, summer. Santa Monica is packed with locals and tourists, fun and food seekers, fishermen, and families. But the Santa Monica Pier wasn't the main draw a half century ago--it was all about Pacific Ocean Park a few miles down the way, which was built to rival Disneyland, but ultimately fell into disrepair. Your video lunch today is a look back at "POP" through the lens of years gone by, and a few vintage videos.