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Outside Lands Podcast Episode 474: Reino Niemela Jr.

We welcome special guest Reino Niemela, Jr. His father was the artist and designer responsible for all the hand-painted signage at Playland at the Beach from the 1930s until it closed in 1972.
by Nicole Meldahl - Sep 17, 2022

Outside Lands Podcast Episode 474: Reino Niemela Jr. Outside Lands Podcast Episode 474: Reino Niemela Jr.

(above) Playland at the Beach, circa 1960

Playland at the Beach. Great Highway and Balboa. View east with Kiddieland buildings in foreground.


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