The Club Scene – Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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A terrific Flickr album of photos from the 70’s Fort Walton Beach, Florida entertainment circuit.

Bill Garrett, owner of the album, sheds some light:

This is a big stack of pics that I scanned as a single collection. Most are 8″x10″, but a few are snapshots. They represent something of a snapshot of the bar and entertainment scene in the Gulf Coast resort town of Fort Walton Bch, FL, circa 1970s. Most are of bands, entertainers and a few strippers. If you are from this area, you may well recognize some of the faces. They are in no order.

I have included any written notes/dates or info I personally know about the personnel.

Many of these pics are stamped on the back “Garner Photos.” The Garners were an elderly couple who went around to all the nightclubs in the area and offered to take your pic. It was prolly 5 bucks and she would mail you the pic later in the week. She was a little old lady who did the photography while he waited outside in a Mercedes and drove her from bar to bar till the wee hours of the morning. They worked in the area for many years.

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