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Visiting with Huell Howser

Hot Dog on a Stick

It's off to Santa Monica Beach to the site of the very first Hot Dog On A Stick stand. It all started in 1946 when Dave Barham opened his first stand by Muscle Beach. The company has become a California tradition with Dave's daughter at the helm. We get a behind the scenes look at Hot Dog on a Stick.

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Hair Convention

Join Huell as he visits the 1997 Long Beach International Beauty Expo for a very exciting and colorful look at the world of beauty care. Huell and 50,000 beauty care professionals share a wild day.

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Basset Hound Picnic

Huell goes to the 1997 Basset Hound Picnic, sponsored by the Basset Hound Club of Southern California. Watch as the dogs are judged on longest ears, best howl, and saddest face.

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Road Trip

Solvang

It's a little bit of Denmark right here in California! Join host Huell Howser as he travels to Solvang on a "Road Trip." This adventure includes tasting some homemade aebleskivers and kringles, visiting the world-famous red shoe, touring the Elverhoj Museum and stopping by the authentic Bethania Lutheran Church.

  • 2019-10-15T12:00:00-07:00
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Weed Show

Weeds are a real nuisance for most gardeners, but that's not the case for the members of the 29 Palms Historical Society. Huell visits the 29 Palms' annual Weed Show and gets a close-up look at some very special "weeds."

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Mulholland Fountain

We attend the re-dedication of the stunning Mulholland Fountain at the corner of Los Feliz Boulevard and Riverside Drive. Huell meets the Mulholland family and hears some wonderful stories about the man who changed the face of L.A.

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Rosedale Cemetary

Spend “Living History” day at the Rosedale Cemetery, where actors portray some of the famous characters who are buried there.

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Korean Market

Huell goes to Koreatown with L.A. Times reporter Connie Kang and goes shopping at the Hannam market, where he learns about many exotic and tasty foods found there. 

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Happy Wanderers

Huell spends a day with the cast and crew of the popular 60s travel show "The Happy Wanderers" and meets Henrietta, the wife of series star Slim Barnard.

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Happy Chickens

Huell visits Lily Farms and Quicksilver Ranch. Lily Farms is the home of the happy chickens. These are free range chickens whose eggs are the best. Quicksilver Ranch is the home of some very sweet miniature horses.

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Musso & Frank

In this 1995 flashback episode, Huell visits the oldest restaurant in Hollywood, and talks with longtime employees and patrons about what makes this landmark such a special place. Musso & Frank opened in 1919 and is named after original owners Joseph Musso and Frank Toulet.

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Hollywood Ladies

Huell visits with 5 ladies who were all actresses in the 40s and have remained friends and walked together every Saturday for 50 years. 

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Bullocks Tea Room

Southwestern University School of Law has restored Bullocks Tea Room to its splendor. Huell meets up with some of the people who were in the original program during the closing of the tea room and reminisces about this glorious part of history.

Photo credit: Los Angeles Public Library

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David Hockney

Huell visits with world famous artist David Hockney in his Los Angeles studio and we get a first-hand look at some of the newest work.

  • 2019-10-23T12:00:00-07:00
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Lowriders

Huell spends the day at the Los Angeles Super Show, one of the largest lowrider car shows in the world. He sees some amazing vehicles and speaks with the artists who created them, as well as their owners.

 

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Hot Peppers

Huell's hot adventure begins in downtown Los Angeles' Grand Central Market, where we discover some of the spiciest peppers and chili sauces around. But you won't find anything hotter than Moe Newaz's backyard variety of ghost peppers and devil's tongue peppers in Santa Clarita. We also learn about the Scoville Heat Scale, developed in 1912 by chemist Wilbur Scoville, which has become the standard for measuring spicy food.

  • 2019-10-24T12:00:00-07:00
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Vincent Price Art Museum

Huell tours the Vincent Price Art Museum, which opened in May 2011 at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park. The museum contains 9,000 items, many of which were donated by the late actor. Victoria Price leads the tour of her father’s vast collection of fine art and shows why this gallery is one of Los Angeles’s best kept secrets. We also look back at Huell’s original 1989 ‘Videolog’ interview with Vincent Price himself.

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Doughnut History

Huell visits the Salvation Army for a lesson in donut history, which begins on the battlefields of World War I. Then it’s off to Stan’s Donuts in Westwood, where Stan cooks up his “peanut butter pockets,” a high-calorie confection which has been officially renamed “The Huell”.

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Visiting with Huell Howser

Glendora Castle

Huell has produced thousands of shows, and there have been many fan favorites. One of the all-time greats has to be the old "Videolog" episode "Rubel's Castle."

Michael Rubel took Huell on a grand tour of his handmade home and charmed us all. Rubel has since passed away, and the castle is now managed by the Glendora Historical Society with the help of Rubel's nephew, Scott. Huell gets a new tour of this iconic location.

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Crossroads

Huell visits the iconic Crossroads of the World on Sunset Boulevard. With its beautiful globe-topped tower, Los Angeles' first outdoor shopping mall was originally designed as an international shopping center. Now used as office space, this is one L.A. gem that's still alive and well. As a bonus, Huell spends the last 10 minutes of the show learning about the history of the "landscaped" billboards.

  • 2019-10-28T12:00:00-07:00
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Visiting with Huell Howser

Quilt Show

California's rich history has been documented in many ways, but the tradition of quilting is an expression of California life through beautiful and intricate pieces of art. Join Huell as he visits an exhibit of California quilts covering a 100-year history and the Foothill Quilters who keep this tradition alive.

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Mars Rock

For more than a decade, John thought he had a special rock, but no one cared, until he sent a letter to Huell. Could it be from Mars? Join Huell as he tries to solve the mystery.

  • 2019-10-29T12:00:00-07:00
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Visiting with Huell Howser

Lemon Lily Festival

The Idyllwild Lemon Lily Festival highlights the rarity of one of the city's most precious native flowers. Tag along with Huell to spend the day celebrating this beautiful yellow flower that only grows above 4,000 feet.



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Tallyrand

Huell visits a California institution and digs into some tasty food at Tallyrand Restaurant. This popular eatery got its start in 1959 when Al and Delores Thomas opened a small coffee shop on Olive Avenue in Burbank with just $5,000 in hand. Stop in today as they are still serving wonderful food and hospitality.

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Grocery Store Stories

Huell meets two nice ladies at his local grocery store and sees where the story takes him. Hint, think pawn shop and neon!

  • 2019-10-31T12:00:00-07:00
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Movie Nursery

Huell visits Jackson Shrub, a family-owned and operated nursery that has been supplying the movie and television industries with both live and artificial plants since 1937.

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Olvera Street

Huell gets a first rate tour of Olvera St. and learns about its long and amazing history. 

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Visiting with Huell Howser

Black Promenade of Prominence

Huell visits with members of the black community who believe the role models for today’s youth should be people from the local community and not just athletes and movie stars.

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Lutefisk

It seems the most unlikely food to build a celebration around, but Huell partakes in the annual Scandinavian rite of passage -- Lutefisk. At the Sons of Norway Lodge in Van Nuys, Huell watches as members transform smelly, dried, leathery fish into a warm entree. Luckily for some members, there are Swedish meatballs, Norwegian bread, and sweets in addition to the fish.

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Union Station

Huell gets a first rate tour of the historic train station, Union Station, and learns about its history.

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Unusual Downtown Art

Huell visits several works of public art that have been controversial from the start.

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Family Business

Join Huell on this yummy adventure to three fine examples of family run businesses. First Huell goes to Broguiere’s Dairy and gets a behind the scenes look at how we get our milk. Next it’s off to Apffels coffee which has been a California company since 1914. We finish the adventure at Otsuka Farms to tastes the best strawberries around.

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Maritime Museum

Huell takes a look at this wonderful museum in San Pedro, filled with Southern California maritime history.

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Snow Show

Huell treks to Mammoth Lakes with the Dept. of Water and Power to look at the immense snow pack and how it relates to Southern California’s water supply.

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Long Beach Naval Shipyard

Huell visits historic Long Beach Naval Shipyard and gets a behind the scenes look at how it works, including a close look at a ship in dry-dock. 

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Beverly Hills Hotel

Huell visits the world famous Beverly Hills Hotel, just two days before the grand re-opening. Huell gets a behind the scenes look at this historic hotel from the general manager and looks at some wonderful old photos.

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Library Plaza

Huell takes a look at the Central Library Garden which is right in front of the beautiful downtown Los Angeles library. This garden has a long and rich history, and has grown to be a landmark.

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California Highway Patrol

Huell spends a day with CHP officer Mark Garrett as he patrols the highways of L.A.

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