A pair of excited boys join Pacific Ocean Park staff in a Skywayride car, Santa Monica, 1958. POP, which replaced the earlier amusement park at the Ocean Park Pier, closed in 1967. The pier was demolished in 1974 after a series of fires.
Photograph caption dated March 1, 1927 reads, “Authorities today were investigating the death of John Lee O'Brien, 19-year-old Los Angeles youth when he fell from an Ocean Park roller coaster into the sea. The photo-diagram shows the point at which O'Brien fell from the coaster car and the dotted line indicates the path of his plunge of 50 feet into the ocean to his death."