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Musicians Institute – Visiting (1805)

Huell Howser visits the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA to take a tour of its facilities. Started in 1977, the Musicians Institute is a college focused on educating students interested in music and the music industry.

Saint Sophia’s – Visiting (511)

Huell Howser heads to the intersection of Normandie and Pico in Los Angeles to visit the beautiful, historical Saint Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church. This episode includes an original 1952 broadcast of the opening ceremony of the newly built church which was broadcast on KTTV-TV.

George Stanley- California’s Gold (13013)

Huell goes in search of the history of one of the most iconic symbols in the world: the Oscar. The gleaming gold statuette that is handed out each year at the Academy Awards has become the pinnacle of Hollywood success. The sculptor George Stanley was handed a napkin with a rough drawing and given the  Continue Reading »

Culver City- Visiting (1804)

Huell travels to the small city with a big history. Did you know that all the little people who portrayed the Munchkins in the Wizard of Oz stayed at the Culver Hotel? Huell also visits the Culver City Historical Society Archives and Resource Center, which includes two MGM Costumes cases. We’ll also get a special  Continue Reading »

The Hollywood Sign-California’s Gold (132)

Join Huell Howser for this very special one-hour look at the world famous Hollywood Sign. Huell gets special permission from The Hollywood Sign Trust to actually climb up to and even sit on the sign. While perched on this landmark Huell learns the full history from 1923 till now from the people who work so  Continue Reading »

Juice Bar Update- Visiting (1405)

Huell revisits the family owned juice Juice Fountain, which is threatened by the redevopment of Hollywood Blvd and Vine St. 2006

Ethiopian Food- Visiting (1215)

Huell returns to Little Ethiopia in Los Angeles and samples vegetarian cuisine at Rahel Ethiopian Restaurant and a traditional Ethiopian dinner at Meals By Genet . His food adventure continues with a stop at Casa Diaz, a family-owned restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard. Rahel Ethiopian Cuisine 1047 South Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90019 323-937-8401 Meals  Continue Reading »

Red Schoolhouse- Visiting (1205)

The Hollywood Little Red Schoolhouse opened its doors in 1945, and more recently opened its doors to Huell to learn about its history and offer him a chance to meet the school’s founder, Ruth Pease. Hollywood Schoolhouse 323-465-1320 2005

Poinsettias-California’s Gold (121)

Albert Ecke immigrated from Germany to Southern California in 1902 and opened a roadside stall selling fruits and vegetables. By the 1920s his son Paul started selling some of the wild poinsettia plants that grew in the hills above their stall. From these small beginnings, it is now estimated that over 90% of all flowering  Continue Reading »

Hollywood’s Farmers Market- Visiting (1204)

Browse the stalls and exhibits at the popular Hollywood Farmers Market where farmers and merchants come from all parts of the state to sell their produce, flowers, fresh baked breads and unique arts and crafts. The market is open every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the middle of Hollywood on Ivar Street  Continue Reading »