Huell Howser with Poppies

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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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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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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Starr Ranch

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Fairplex Railroad Museum

Join Huell as he visits Fairplex Pomona to see their Garden Railroad. The Fairplex Garden Railroad is considered the oldest and the largest garden railroad of its kind in North America. The railroad depicts various eras in California history from the mid 1800’s to the present. “G” gauge passenger and freight trains tour the countryside in miniature scale on over 5,000 feet of track.

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Fort Tejon

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.  

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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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Lindbergh Beacon

Huell traces the history of the 1928 Lindbergh Beacon, which was discovered at a city warehouse in the 1990s, restored to its original glory, and now shines over downtown Los Angeles from the top of City Hall. We also revisit Huell's original segment on the Beacon, when Project Restore rededicated the Beacon in the LAX terminal after a 50-year absence.

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Yamashiro

Yamashiro -- a replica of a magnificent palace located near Kyoto, Japan -- was created in 1911 as a private residence. It was a club for the ultra-exclusive during the golden age of Hollywood, but is now a restaurant.

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California Testers

Huell visits the Smith-Emery Company in Los Angeles, which has been in business since 1904 and whose staff of inspectors and engineers put all sorts of construction materials through rigorous tests.

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Forest Photographer

Spend the day with Roy Murphy who’s been photographing the Angeles National Forest for the past 40 years. Huell goes deep into the heart of the magnificent mountain range that is our backyard.

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Stan's Donuts

For almost 40 years, Stan's Corner Donut Shop of Westwood, California, has baked the world's most gourmet donuts. From a Cinnamon Chocolate Cheese Danish to an Apple Fritter to a Reese's Peanut Butter Pocket with fresh banana. Stan's offers donuts you will find nowhere else in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hollywood Reservoir

Huell gets a close look at this great Dept. of Water & Power project, officially called the Toyon Tanks. The largest of their type in the world, each tank holds 30 million gallons, and provides water for 250, 000 people each. But when the project is over, you won’t even know they’re there as they will be buried under a new hillside park.

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Munch Box

Huell heads to Chatsworth to visit The Munch Box, a popular burger stand that has been around since 1956 and is now officially a historic cultural landmark.

 

 

 

 

 

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K-9

Huell spends the day with Sgt. Gruber and the LAPD K9 Unit. We’ll see these dogs in action as their handlers put them through all the paces.

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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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