I Couldn’t Stop Watching This 1959 Wildwood Promotional Video

Absolutely mesmerizing. I went all 14 minutes first thing when I woke up this morning. Just couldn’t stop. People in the 1950s were so weird. But here’s the thing, which speaks to the allure of the Shore: If you were to update the visuals, replace the old-timey narrator, and ignore the lawlessness with which people jumped off diving boards, this video would apply to many parts of the Shore today. I mean, I’m not certain about Wildwood, but I think Ocean City still has a baby parade. And our buses remain air-conditioned, the lifeguards continue to be bulky, and our 16-year-old sense of humor persists:

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via (@Kathleen_Garvin)

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17 Comments

  • No one July 14, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Wow, that was SOOOOO mesmerizing!

  • Faux Kyle July 14, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Where’s Rt 55?

  • Fuck Off July 14, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Fuck Off

  • The Stork Twins July 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

    A lot of white trash whores in nww. Got my dick sucked there sat at the barbecue fest.

    • Realist July 14, 2014 at 11:24 am

      No one cares what you and your boyfriend did last weekend.

  • Mad Men July 14, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Love the pointy tits that 50’s chicks had.

  • johnmatrix July 14, 2014 at 11:58 am

    no darkies. looks like heaven to me

  • Saunders July 14, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Wonder if that water fountain was whites only & those fries look so good in that video

  • Jp July 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    This is easily the whitest video that I’ve ever watched.

  • Anthony Cumia July 14, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    1950s Announcer Voice Over: Yes beautiful Wildwood, North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, white sand beaches and white neighbors will great you every day. 20 miles South from Atlantic City and the nearest Negros. Enjoy white events such as golf, swimming, and tennis. Meet your friends for cocktails and enjoy a Lucky Strike cigarette, first again with tobacco men. Best of all you can leave your house unlocked because there are no Negros.

  • K Shaw July 14, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Funny how Wildwood is now the shore destination of the white trash wigger types. The place is a shithole.

  • Maxie July 14, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I used to go to Wildwood for two weeks every summer in the early 60s when my aunt rented a place for the summer. This video is hilarious. It was definitely all white (the blacks were cleaning rooms) and all drinkers. It was nothing like this video; no gourmet restaurants that I knew of and most people were blue collar. This video makes it look like an old time resort for the 1% at Newport Beach.

  • Wildwood Memories July 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Remember when Eskin was walking on the Boardwalk in the middle of July wearing a fur coat, a Rolex watch and Beats Headphones.

  • Riley Cooper July 14, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    My kind of town!

  • Clemenza July 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Kind of sad considering where WW is at this point. There are several reasons it went to shit, but the A#1 reason is the decision by the government ass hats to build a slum housing project right-smack in the middle of town back in the 70s. GREAT IDEA, fuckheads!
    Now, unless you’re in various “safe” areas of NWW, Ottens Harbor or The Crest, you are surrounded by illiterate chimps, smelly illegals, and 2-Street white trash covered in tattoos dropping f-bombs in front of 4-year-olds on the beach.

  • Jeff loves NWW July 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Really wish they would rename North Wildwood ( to Anglesea) and another name for the Crest… The beaches are great and there is life!

  • UL Washington's Toothpick July 14, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    look at all the eye-talians

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