Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Here we're on Ocean Front Walk in Ocean Park with Mickey Rooney and Barbara Bates in Irving Pichel's "Quicksand" (United Artists, 1950). The film also features Peter Lorre and, as the femme fatale ruining Mickey's life, Jeanne Cagney.
We're looking south. It's the Dome Theatre marquee in the foreground with the vertical sign of the Rosemary Theatre visible beyond. See our pages on the Dome Theatre (or rather theatres -- there were two locations) and the Rosemary Theatre for more photos and history.
Another view from "Quicksand" looking east toward Ocean Front Walk alongside the Dome Theatre. That's the stagehouse rising up at the center of the photo. The dome straight ahead marked the pier's entrance.
See Jeffrey Stanton's great "Movie Making in Venice and Ocean Park" web page for a full list of movie action on the beach.
On IMDb: "Quicksand"