Sunday, April 16, 2017
A Night At the Movies
Stamped on the back, "MISSION PHOTO SERVICE, 278 Franklin Street, Phone 3571, Monterey, California." And it's dated, "9/15/41."
The Monterey of today is a town of millionaires, and probably a few billionaires as well. It's tourists visiting the aquarium and shopping and high end boutiques. In 1941 Monterey was a working class fishing town, the Monterey of Steinbeck's Cannery Row.
It's hard to know what this gathering was about. There's a screen and a 16mm movie projector in the background, so they must have been there to watch a film. The suit wearers have a banker vibe, while the open collar types could be captains in the fishing fleets. But why were they all gathered to watch a movie? I wish I knew.