If you’ve ever taken a drive on the Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach California on a clear day, you can see an island off the coast – that is Catalina Island. This was a popular tourist attraction from the 1920s to the 1950s and beyond.
Not always a tourist attraction for Southern Californians, Catalina was originally settled by Native Americans, later claimed by Spaniards, transferred to Mexico, and then to the United States. The magnate William Wrigley (yup – the bubble gum guy) started developing on Catalina in the 1920s.
The island has been used for smuggling, gold digging, Chicago Cubs training, and in WWII was closed to tourists for military training. Actress Natalie Wood drowned in the water near Two Harbors in 1981. Old Western Movies were filmed there, releasing non-native, American Bison onto the island, whose Bison ancestors still roam. To name a few movies filmed on Catalina are, “Island of Lost Souls” starring Bela Lugosi, “Mutiny on the Bounty” with Clark Gable, and “Terror Island” with Harry Houdini, just to name a few. A lot of history for such a cool little island!
- Coral Colored Tee
- 100% Cotton Fine Jersey
- Pre-shrunk Taped Neck & Shoulders
- Double Needle Sleeve & Bottom Hem
- 4.5 Oz Weight Per Square Inch
All our newest print designs will be one-run limited prints. We don't want everyone running around wearing the same thing, so we've limited our prints to first run limits only, not to be reproduced or re-stocked again, so that you can look different then everyone else.
We use the same inks and printing style as they did on 1950s t-shirts, tablecloths, Hawaiian shirts, and fashion fabrics. Old school is still the best school! As always, these are made of 100% pre-shrunk cotton for sensitive skin, breath-ability, and a comfortable fit.