This Week on 'Visiting' -- Happy Wanderers, Champion Whistlers, and the Biggest Neon Sign in the World | KCET
This Week on 'Visiting' -- Happy Wanderers, Champion Whistlers, and the Biggest Neon Sign in the World
Monday @ 7:30PM -- "Happy Wanderers"
Huell spends a day with the cast and crew of the popular 60s TV travel show, "The Happy Wanderers," and meets Henrietta, wife of the series star Slim Barnard.
Tuesday @ 7:30PM -- "Hollywood Ladies"
Huell visits with five ladies who were all actresses in the 40s and who have remained friends and walked together every Saturday for 50 years.
Wednesday @ 7:30PM -- "Outpost"
The "Outpost" sign was once the largest neon sign in the world and stood above Runyon Canyon near Hollywood during the 1920s. The neon sign was a rival at that time to the Hollywoodland sign, and amazingly has been brought out of the past by Huell. Discover this California landmark, as it currently lies covered by weeds and dirt above the modern day Runyon Canyon Hills.
Thursday@ 7:30PM -- "Leonis Adobe"
Huell and a group of schoolchildren go back in time to the early 1800s, when the day's chores included blacksmithing, cow-roping, and winemaking. We look inside the ranch and home of San Fernando Valley businessman Miguel Leonis -- a hidden treasure which was nearly demolished in the 1960s and has become the state's Historical Landmark number one.
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Friday @ 7:30PM -- "Whistling Champ"
Huell visits with the Whistling Champ Carole Anne Kaufman at her salon, then stops in at her mom's store,the Wizard of Bras. It's a combo you won't want to miss.
Saturday @ 5PM -- "Galco's"
Huell first met John back in 2000 when he did a program about the over 250 different vintage soda pops he sold in his store. In this special update, we'll discover that not only has his inventory of vintage sodas doubled in size, but he's also added shelves of classic candy bars! The real joy of the story, however, is finding out how his family has changed and grown since the first visit.
Sunday @ 7PM -- "Fireboat Update"
Huell visits San Pedro Harbor and sees what has happened with the old fireboat, the Ralph. J. Scott, and then checks out the brand-new, state-of-the-art fireboat.
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