PIECES OF HISTORY
visit The Galley is to truly experience one of L.A.'s last
hidden treasures. Many native Californians have heard of
The Galley and view it as the "old hang out".
While it is still a great "hang out" it has also
taken on a new face lift. Santa Monica's oldest restaurant
and bar has been beautifully preserved along with the historic
pieces that have been at The Galley for 71 years.
The atmosphere at The Galley is like taking a step back
in time and the memorabilia
that surrounds the restaurant reminds guests of what life
in Southern California was like years ago. The old bamboo
and rattan furnishings, the nets and rigging that decorate
the walls, pictures of older Hollywood celebrities are just
a few of the surroundings that make The Galley so special.
Listed below are some of Captain Ron's favorite pieces of
history that can only be seen at The Galley.
PIECES FROM THE HISTORIC MOVIE "MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY"
Some of the oldest pieces of history are from the 1934 movie Mutiny
on the Bounty. Since many of the stars and crew frequented The Galley
- it isn't surprising to see that most of the movies memorabilia
made its way into the restaurant. Memorabilia includes: Two Dead
Eyes used in the movie now drape the walls of the restaurant. Pictures
taken on location during different scenes with stars like Clark
Gable and Charles Laughton. The steering wheel used in the movie
now hangs from the ceiling. A boat used in the movie now lives on
the heated patio outside the restaurant.
WORLD WAR II PROPAGANDA POSTERS
In the early 1940's WWII propaganda posters were mailed to The
Galley. The war bond posters were sent in the hope of urging onlookers
to do their part in the war. The collection of 11 posters are framed
around The Galley with the original envelopes on the back.
of the collections most valuable pieces is that of the Sullivan
Brothers. This piece was used after the Sullivan Brothers, five
brothers that served on the same naval ship, were killed off of
Soloman Island. When the President of the United States heard a
mother had lost five sons in one tragedy, he created a new naval
law, named after the Sullivan brothers that prevented brothers from
ever serving on the same ship.