• ... GONE TO THE MOVIES,
gone to NoHo.
My Mother called it
it was a place
go to the park,
play in the wash.
A place of my
enthnicity -delis and bakeries, shoe and candy stores.
Sears, See's, Woolworth's, Wetherby Kaiser. The foods
from the onion rolls and corn beef to the Chef's BBq.
The Naval Reserve, the heliport where the freeway
is now by Victory Blvd. The "Air Raid Shelter"
sales lot where you could go down into the safety
you could have 'built at your house'. The fad of
trampolines which you 'rented time' to jump.
(I was too scared to do it) J.C. Penny, Longs Drugs
the stores behind Sears, oh you can see this area
on 'Reno 911' TV comedy all filmed here in NoHo.
that had a Coke machine that dispensed 8oz bottles
so cold there was frosty iced coke, I think back,
the original 'slurpee'. The market became a theater.
Other stores in this part next to the park were
a barber and hair salon, a Two Guys, remember,
Italian food, and this was originally a
Curries Ice Cream Parlor with the 'mile high cone'
The Lamplighter Restaurant which I fondely
remember as a Van De Camps Restaurant
I went to many times even though it had the 60's
notoriety of having a Civil Rights Sit Down
because the waitresses were, well like the name,
Scandinavian, you know all 'blonds'.
Some of these PHOTOS I GOT LAST FALL
OF SOME MOVIE MAKING ACTIVITY IN THE
SOON TO BE NON-EXISTENT "VALLEY PLAZA"
Bye Bye HELLO MEGA MALL
Bye Bye MAY CO/MACYS too
a 1950's era building going to condos.
Oh, that includes the earthquake had to be torn
down "Laurel Plaza" that was attached
to the May Co and housed a great ice rink.
One last remark,
between the Sears and Smart and Final is
the fantastic LAUSD Romer Middle School
set to open with a beautiful campus.
(Right across from the 'BofA Shoot Out')
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