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JaneB Sep 6th, 2010 05:57 PM

Old Myrtle Beach Hotels/Models
Someone from SC sent this to me and I thought I would share. I grew up in the area and remember so many of these places. Maybe others of you remember them too. The music is great--old "shag" music.

suewoo Sep 7th, 2010 12:23 AM

Thanks Jane. Those were the days right?

weber6560 Sep 7th, 2010 02:19 AM

I think the Gay Dolphin is still around. I was a grill man at The Pavilion in '58 when the seafood platter at the Inlet Kitchen was $1.75..

JaneB Sep 7th, 2010 04:23 AM

The title should read "Hotels/Motels"--NOT Models. :(

Those WERE the days, suewoo. Nothing like a night of shagging at the OD Pavilion.

My friends and I were waitresses in the summers at several of the restaurants and hotels in the area in the '50's while going to college.

weber6560 Sep 7th, 2010 04:56 PM

I think the OD pavilion was really the "Pad". Maybe you were thinking of "Sonny's" at Cherry Grove.

JaneB Sep 8th, 2010 03:48 AM

Ah....the Pad. :) Wonderful place. But before the Pad, there was a pavilion where you could dance next to the beach. A hurricane washed it away.

weber6560 Sep 8th, 2010 06:40 AM

Dang! We are old!

suewoo Sep 11th, 2010 11:19 AM

The Pad. Ah memories. it's where I learned to shag. A very long time ago. To "miss grace".

Missy3 Sep 22nd, 2010 10:18 AM

They're still shaggin' down here, in fact about 10,000 shaggers here in N. Myrtle Beach this week for their "Fall Migration" They were dancing in the street yesterday (21st)

suewoo Sep 23rd, 2010 09:38 PM

Gretchen Sep 24th, 2010 04:10 AM

Friends of ours had a house at OD/Cherry Grove right next to the first "fine" hotel built there. I can't quite call the name now. There was a real downtown then. This was in the 60's--they changed the name to NMB soon after that. It was a REAL beach then!

suewoo Sep 24th, 2010 06:17 AM

It was before "OD" meant overdose.

shane0613 Apr 21st, 2012 02:42 PM

This was well before my time but it really makes me sad how great MB used to be compared to now. Thanks for posting.
I grew up enjoying MB in the 80s and 90s and it was still great then. I hate what the officials and the transplants have done to MB the past decade or more.

Gretchen Apr 21st, 2012 05:27 PM

And before Alaskan king crab legs were on all "local" seafood menues!! LOL

suewoo Apr 21st, 2012 05:37 PM

I know, right? Yuck.

JaneB Apr 24th, 2012 04:11 AM

Oh, I miss it. Think I'll go visit my friend who still lives in "OD". But then, it's never the same. :(

Gretchen Apr 24th, 2012 07:06 AM

Long story short. When DH and I were "courting" in NYC (you KNOW how long ago that is using that term!!) he was visiting his folks in NC and they were at OD. He called me from a pay phone on the square in OD to say "hello"!!! And his family had been coming to the beach--OD or Pawley's--for the 30 years before that!!
We are here now, as a matter o' fact--beautiful sunny day after a ridiculously cold one yesterday. Oysters for dinner tonight!!

JaneB Apr 24th, 2012 07:34 AM

Lucky you, Gretchen!

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