Huell Howser with Poppies

Fountains

Huell takes a tour of some of L.A.’s most beautiful fountains. Marlene Gordon of "The Next Stage Tours" shows Huell five of the most spectacular.

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Citrus Packing House

Huell helps celebrate a real success story as he tours the newly restored Citrus Packing House in Claremont.

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Folk Music Center

It began in 1958 in the back room of Boots Beer's Real Estate Office with a couple of old records and some instruments. Almost fifty years later it has become one of the countries premier folk music destinations. Filled with instruments from all over the world and staffed by wonderful people who really know their music, the Folk Music Center is a wonderful place to lose yourself. Huell gets a very special tour from the family that still owns the center

 

 

 

 

 

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Lint Art

Huell visits his artist friend Slater Barron to witness the beauty of art made from dryer lint. Yes, lint. This is an update of a 20-year-old "Videolog" episode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aerial L.A.

Have you ever wondered how news crews get such good shots from a helicopter? How they can zoom in on a backyard while flying in a machine that rattles your teeth? Well, Huell goes in the air with Helinet to see the latest in cutting edge helicopter mounted cameras. You’ll be amazed at how close they really can get and you may never walk around in your underwear in your backyard again!

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Toilets

From its humble beginnings in 1945, family owned Acorn Engineering has turned into one of the largest manufacturers of stainless steel plumbing fixtures for the commercial, architectural, industrial, correctional, institutional and residential sectors. Huell discovers that toilets and fixtures that were originally made for prisons have turned into the height of architectural design.

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Belly Dancing

Huell spends the day at the RAQS L.A. Carnival of Belly Dance held at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. Belly dancing has grown to be one of the most popular forms of exercise in the country, with gyms and schools offering classes all over the nation. This two-day celebration is jam packed with workshops, performances, and vendors selling all kinds of belly dance related items.

 

 

 

 

 

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Animal Acres

Huell and actress Shelley Morrison, who played Karen's maid on "Will & Grace," visit Animal Acres -- a facility in Acton that cares for neglected and abused farm animals.

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Getty Villa

J. Paul Getty acquired a Malibu retreat in 1945. Today, this spot includes a Romanesque gallery full of priceless art. Huell tours the property and its historically accurate ancient Roman crop garden.

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County USC Medical Center

Join Huell as he gets a tour of the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, which has been a familiar landmark for over 100 years. The big white building has been used in numerous T.V. shows and films, and has serviced countless patients over the years. The old hospital finally closed its doors in 2008 and all the remaining patients were moved to the new facility across the street.

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Museums

Huell updates and combines two older shows. First up is The Grier Musser Museum which is a turn-of-the century historic Queen Anne house which displays fascinating antique collections. Then Huell stops in at the Historical Glass Museum in Redlands.

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Warthog Update

Huell updates one of his earliest "Videolog" episodes and returns to the Los Angeles Zoo to see what happened to "Little Huell," the warthog they named after him in 1987. After watching the old episode, join Huell for a look at the new additions to the zoo, including the Visayan Warty Pigs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sleeping Outdoors

Join Huell as he meets two different couples who enjoy sleeping outside. Find out why and how they do it.

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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!

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Sauerkraut

The Kruegermanns started making pickles in Germany in 1896. The family immigrated to California in 1965 along with their secret family recipes for pickles and sauerkraut. In this episode, Huell spends the day with this wonderful family at their 25,000-foot facility, where he learns all about the art of sauerkraut.

 

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Forest Lawn

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The Two Anns

Huell revisits The French Garden in downtown Los Angeles, but this time, he brings along two very special lunch dates: Hollywood legends Ann Rutherford and Anne Jeffreys.

After 15 years in business, the restaurant closed its doors on May 24, 2013.

Ann Rutherford passed away on June 11, 2012. KCET re-aired "The Two Anns" on June 27 with a newly recorded introduction in which Huell remembers his late friend.

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Backdrops

Join Huell as he gets a look at what's literally behind the scenes when he visits Grosh Backdrops. The company has been providing custom scenery -- including backdrops, murals, and drapery -- for movies, TV shows, and plays since 1932.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Didgeridoo Festival

Huell attends a celebration of possibly the world’s oldest wind instrument -- the Didgeridoo. The Joshua Tree Didgeridoo Festival brings together devotees and beginner alike who make, play and listen to the musical instrument of the North Australian Aborigine.

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Porto's Bakery

Porto’s Bakery in Glendale is a family-owned and operated business with roots in Cuba. Join Huell as he samples Cuban sandwiches, guava pastries and decadent cakes.

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Ferguson's Shells

Huell's off to Wilmington to visit Ferguson's Marine Specialties, which is owned and operated by Ralph Ferguson and his daughter, Lupe. Once inside, Huell is literally surrounded by beautiful seashells from all over the world.

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Slash X Cafe

Huell pulls off the road in Barstow for a bite to eat at the Slash X Cafe, a favorite of off-roaders who usually pull up on their dirt bikes, quads or trucks.

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Ukulele Man

Huell spends an afternoon with a 97-year-old ukulele maestro Bill Tapia. With a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face, Bill shares with all of us his remarkable and colorful life story and his lively music.

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Venice Beach

Huell finds out why Venice Beach is such an popular attraction for both tourists and locals alike. He watches paddle tennis, volleyball and meets the “tree man.” 

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Australian Football

Huell’s off to Fort Irwin to find an unlikely sports team — The Mojave Greens Australian Football Club. 

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Amir's Garden

Once barren, but now planted with trees and shrubs, Amir's Garden in Griffith Park is an oasis. Huell learns all about the garden and its creator Amir Dialameh.

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Green Chiles

Huell meets up with green chile aficionados at an annual event where hundreds of people line up for fresh, roasted New Mexico green chiles.

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Pen Collectors

Huell visits the Southern California Pen Collectors Club at their annual meeting in Covina and learns all about antique writing instruments.

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Food with History

Join Huell on one of his favorite adventures, looking for good food. In this special, he not only samples delicious meals, but also learns the important history about Basque food and tamales.

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Commercial Acting Class

The Los Angeles Unified School District and the Hollywood Community Adult School team up with the Assistance League of Southern California to offer seniors a variety of recreational and educational programs in a nurturing, enriching environment . Huell drops in on a one of these lively and fulfilling classes.

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Drive-In

Huell visits the Mission Tiki Drive-In movie theater and learns about its unique history.

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Summer Ice

Huell samples some unique and tasty frozen specialties imported from Mexico and Singapore.

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Big Fish

Huell visits a man who raised a giant catfish that's now three-feet long. Too big for his tank, the catfish was moved to its new home in the lush koi ponds at the Lake Shrine Temple.

Originally the set for silent films in the 1920s, the Lake Shrine ended up in the hands of a construction superintendent for 20th Century Fox who built a double decker Mississippi houseboat and an authentic reproduction of a 16th century Dutch windmill. Today, the spot is an open air shrine to all religions.

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Chino Dairy

Huell visits a dairy farm and learns about the rich history and uncertain future of dairy farms in Chino.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ferndell

Huell gets the quintessential urban experience when he visits a magical garden in Griffith Park and then lunches at a newly opened cafe amongst the lush green trees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Press Photographers

Huell meets the photographers behind some of the most memorable images of the 20th century when he attends the opening of the 75th Anniversary Historical Photo Exhibit onboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

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California's Gold with Huell Howser

Barack Obama's California College Days

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Obama described Occidental as "a wonderful, small liberal arts college. The professors were diverse and inspiring. I ended up making some lifelong friendships there, and those first two years really helped me grow up." Who knew that the next president of the United States had such a formative connection to California? Join Huell as he gets the Presidential tour of Occidental College in Eagle Rock, where Barack Obama spent his Freshman and Sophomore years.

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Reagan Ranch

Huell gets a tour of the Santa Barbara ranch home of President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, who named it Rancho del Cielo. Huell hears stories about the historic events that took place there, as well as more personal stories from a former secret service agent assigned to President Reagan.

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Raw Food

Huell visits with Zitari, an amazing raw food chef who assembles delicious dishes made entirely of raw, uncooked fruits, nuts and vegetables.

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Halal Food

Huell learns about the Muslim food tradition of halal. First stop is Payless Produce — a Halal market known for its Halal meats. Then its off to China Islamic, a restaurant, to sample some very tasty food that proves that this ancient Muslim tradition is alive and well here in southern California and gives us insight into a very rich and important part of everyday life for our large Muslim community.

 

 

 

 

 

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Diorama

Huell visits the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to explore its famous animal dioramas. He meets with Robert Reid, the museum's resident artist of 20 years who's responsible for creating all of the beautiful exhibits. Reid manages to capture everything from deserts to beaches with nothing more than a paint brush. He works closely with taxidermist Tim Bovard to make the animals appear as lifelike as possible.

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Blind Library

Huell Howser visits Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (Los Angeles Unit) located in downtown Hollywood, CA. Huell spends the entire episode learning about how the organization records textbooks for every subject from A-Z for students and people with learning disabilities.

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