Huntington Beach Then & Now: Dwight's Pirate Queens

Huntington Beach Then & Now: Dwight's Pirate Queens

THEN // As we covered before, the success of Dwight Clapp's beachside concession allowed the Clapps to open Dwight's Fine Food Drive-In, located at Pacific Coast Highway and Beach Boulevard. It was open from 1948-1955. While it became the hot spot after high school football games, it was also popular with celebrities. Dwight's son, Jack, who worked here, told me it was a favorite haunt of the actor Ray Milland. This rare 1952 image at Dwight's features the Pirate Queens from that year's Orange County Fair.

NOW // Today, the site is still waiting to be developed again.

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