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Yearly Archives: 1999

Hadley’s and Dinosaurs- Visiting (714)

Written on October 28, 1999 at 1:33 am, by

How many times have you driven to Palm Springs or other destinations along the 10 freeway and stopped at Hadley’s for a date shake and a look at the immense Dinosaurs that loom nearby? Huell takes a close look and gets the history of the of these wonderful California landmarks.  1999

Egyptian Theater- Visiting (712)

Written on October 28, 1999 at 1:31 am, by

What a difference three years makes. This great old Hollywood theater is back, and better than ever. The American Cinematheque has restored this theater to a state of the art venue, while saving the historic beauty of Hollywood’s first movie palace.  1999

San Bernadino Train Station- Visiting (711)

Written on October 28, 1999 at 1:29 am, by

Join Huell for a special tour of the San Bernardino Train Depot. Full of history, this building sits in disrepair — for now, but plans are afoot to restore the depot to its former glory.  1999

Fort Tejon- Visiting (710)

Written on October 28, 1999 at 1:26 am, by

You’ve passed it hundreds of times, high atop the grapevine on I-5, jokingly referred to as the most famous bathroom between LA and Bakersfield, it’s really an amazing place. Join Huell as he gets a living history lesson on the over 135 years of soldiers, goldminers, and other frontier folk.  1999

“NYPD Blue”- Visiting (708)

Written on October 28, 1999 at 1:24 am, by

Huell takes a look behind the scenes at the popular TV show NYPD BLUE, where he learns how they make a Los Angeles TV studio look and feel like a real New York police precinct. Huell speaks with to the Production Designer, and as a special treat, everyone’s favorite, Dennis Franz (aka Sipowicz).  1999

City Hall- Visiting (707)

Written on October 28, 1999 at 1:23 am, by

Join Host Huell Howser as he gets a bottom to top tour of the earthquake retrofit that is going on in our most famous building – City Hall. We’ll get to see parts of the building that are rarely seen, from the new stabilizers in the basement to the bell on the observation deck. There  Continue Reading »

Wellness- Visiting (704)

Written on October 28, 1999 at 1:22 am, by

After meeting them at The Apple Pan, Huell just had to do a story on these great ladies who belong to the Wellness Community and have inspiring stories to share with us.  1999

May Company- Visiting (702)

Written on October 28, 1999 at 1:21 am, by

Another success story, this landmark department store on Wilshire Blvd., is now LACMA West, and is being re-invented as the home of both the Southwest Museum, and the LA County Museum of Art.  1999

Dry Dock- Visiting (744)

Written on October 4, 1999 at 12:28 am, by

Have you ever wondered how you clean and paint the bottom of an ocean going tanker or cruise ship? In this episode, Huell visits Southwest Marine which is one of the huge dry-docks in San Pedro. In the first part of the show, Huell walks into the dry-dock while it is dry, which is an  Continue Reading »

Boat Builders- Visiting (743)

Written on October 4, 1999 at 12:25 am, by

In 1954 Walt Disney asked Raymond Wallace to design an historic ship for Disneyland. Ray designed and built a beautiful replica of the Colombia which still plies the waters of Disneyland. This was the beginning of a long relationship with Disney and many other amusement parks around the world. Special Productions is now run by  Continue Reading »