This Week on 'Visiting With Huell Howser' -- Getty Villa, Stan's Donuts and Jacaranda Trees | KCET
This Week on 'Visiting With Huell Howser' -- Getty Villa, Stan's Donuts and Jacaranda Trees
Monday @ 7:30PM -- "Getty Villa"
In 1945, J. Paul Getty acquired a Malibu retreat. Today, this spot includes a Romanesque gallery full of priceless art. Huell also tours the property's historically accurate ancient Roman crop garden.
Tuesday @ 7:30PM -- "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.
Wednesday @ 7:30PM -- "Magician"
John Gaughan is a magician who designs and builds spectacular illusions for big-name magic acts and stage effects for rock musicians. He has also devoted many years to collecting and restoring vintage magic devices dating back to the eighteenth century. His workshop has been in the same place for 35 years and two of his employees have been with him for 25 years.
Thursday @ 7:30PM -- "Blind Library"
Huell visits the Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic Los Angeles Unit in Hollywood and meets the volunteers who read books onto audio tape for the blind.
Friday @ 7:30PM -- "Toilets"
From its humble beginnings in 1945, the 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 Huell discovers that toilets and fixtures that were originally made for prisons have turned into the height of architectural design.
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Saturday @ 5:00PM -- "Watts Towers"
Ride with members of the Los Angeles Conservancy on the Blue Line to the Watts Towers where they are met by young docents who conduct an inspiring tour of the Watts Towers Art Center.
Sunday @ 7:00PM -- "Jacaranda"
Huell, with the help of his friends from the Braille Institute, learns about the history of jacaranda trees in California, which dates back to the 1890s when horticulturalist Kate Sessions first planted the seeds in Balboa Park. The blooming purple trees can now be seen all across the state, and we will find that some people call the jacarandas a mess while others call them a miracle.