Friday, May 06, 2016
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The "VISITING" series takes us to the many diverse neighborhoods of Southern California, and introduces us to the people who live there. "VISITING" has captured the spirit of the Southland with episodes ranging from a look at how menudo is made to the celebration surrounding the rededication of Angeles Flight.
LA Times critic Howard Rosenberg calls Huell's style, "Intimate,magnificently unslick, utterly charming, and absolutely irresistible." Viewers agree, and VISITING With HUELL HOWSER continues to be one of the most popular programs on KCET - PBS Los Angeles.
"VISITING" has been on the air for over 17 years, and is generously funded by a grant provided by the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and produced by KCET.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #101 - JEFFERSON & LA BREA
Walk with Huell through the neighborhood surrounding Jefferson and La Brea as he is guided by Robert Gomez whose family lived there for many years. Meet the residents, learn how the area has changed and what life is like at present.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #102 - KOREATOWN
Huell tours Koreatown with Kathy Kim and Youngbin Kim of the Korean Youth Center and gets a look at some of the wonderful culture that makes Koreatown so interesting.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #103 - ADULT SCHOOL
Visit Garfield School's Eastside Learning Center for adults where multi-ethnic students ranging in age from 18 to 80 study language and vocational programs for their high school certificates.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #104 - ROMAN GENN
Join Huell as he visits with Roman and Ludmilla at Roman's reception for his exhibit, THE ART OF CARICATURE, at Irvine Valley College. This is an update of previous VIDEOLOG and "Hello Moscow".
Visiting...With Huell Howser #105 - BEVERLY HILLS DOG SHOW
Huell is greeted by dogs of many breeds and their owners at the Beverly Hills Dog Show. Enjoy big dogs, little dogs, shaggy dogs, hairless dogs and some with very unusual coiffures.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #106 - SENIOR FRIENDS DAY
Visit Macy Elementary School on Senior Friends Day when their 600 students invite grandparents or an older person from the community to spend the day at school with them. Meet teachers, students and their guests on this joyous occasion.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #107 - WHITTIER BOULEVARD
Huell visits the hussle and bussle of East Los Angeles and speaks with residents and merchants about this exciting neighborhood.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #108 - RED SHIELD YOUTH CENTER
Spend a day at the Red Shield Youth Center in the Pico Union area of L.A. and get to know the counselors and kids who spend their afternoons in this very special place.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #109 - WATTS TOUR
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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #110 - WEST ADAMS
Tour the beautiful old homes in the West Adams district and meet their diverse owners who have lovingly restored them to their original splendor.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #111 - BULLOCKS WILSHIRE
Spend a day with Huell as he visits the historic Bullocks Wilshire store just a few days before its closure and talks with long time employees and patrons as they share their feelings about losing this Los Angeles treasure.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #112 - LITTLE INDIA
Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Little India as Ramesh Mahajan takes Huell on a stimulating tour of this little known neighborhood in Artesia, including a sweet shop, a traditional clothing store, an Indian grocery and a wonderful restaurant.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #113 - CSUN DISABILITY SERVICES
Meet with students and teachers in the disability services program offered at California State University, Northridge. Discover the interesting options the disabled students have at their disposal on this unique campus.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #114 - IRANIAN NEW YEAR
Spend a day in celebration of the Iranian New Year (Norooz) at Mason Park in Irvine, a perfect setting for these festivities. Sample exotic foods, watch traditional dancing and learn an ancient form of military exercise.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #115 - TREES
First we spend some time at the Historic Orange Grove at Cal. State Northridge. It is one of the last remaining groves in the area, a treasure that the university is anxious to preserve. Next we visit the fabulous Rain Forest at Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Canada. Here the first grade class has demonstrated their impressive knowledge by creating a rain forest right in the classroom.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #116 - STREET LIGHTS
There are over 250 different types of street lamps in Los Angeles and Huell tours a wonderful installation called "Vermonica". Later in the day he tours the Department of Street Lighting Museum.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #117 - PLACES WE LIVE
Meet Lesley Siegel as she shares her passion for apartment names. Lesley has photo- graphed and researched over 1,200 names of apartments throughout the Southland. Also meet two people who actually have apartments named for them. Later visit with a man who has realized his dream of building a castle.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #118 - BRAILLE GARDENERS
Share a bittersweet day with Huell as he visits with two blind gardeners, inspiring ladies who share their feelings about life as visually impaired persons. It's all part of a program sponsored by the Braille Institute.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #119 - LIBRARY
In view of the city's closing of many branch libraries we all know and love, Huell has a poignant visit with Penny Markey and other County of Los Angeles Public Library employees as well as their patrons.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #120 - HOLLYWOOD FARMERS MARKET
Browse the stalls and exhibits at the popular Hollywood Farmers Market where farmers and merchants come from all parts of the state to sell their produce, flowers, fresh baked breads and unique arts and crafts. The market is open every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the middle of Hollywood on Ivar Street between Hollywood Boulevard and Selma Avenue.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #121 - ECHO PARK
Spend the day with Huell as he tours Echo Park. Local residents provide an insider's look at this wonderfully diverse neighborhood.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #122 - GARDENS
This is a two-part program about interesting gardens. In the first part we visit with Ernie LaMere, the creator of Ernie's Walk. Ernie has converted a quarter-mile along the Los Angeles River from a garbage dump into a beautiful, and sometimes whimsical promenade. In the second part we visit the Japanese Garden which is actually the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant. Eugene Green takes us on an informative tour of the facilities illustrating how sewage water is reclaimed to nourish this exquisite garden.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #123 - SAN PEDRO BIRTHDAY PARTY
Spend the day with the family and friends of Eddie Lowe as they celebrate his 85th birthday. Eddie, a retired longshoreman, is an accomplished banjo player who has been the mentor to many musicians who love mountain music. They come from all over to jam with this San Pedro legend.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #124 - FIRE STATION 35
Huell visits with the noble firefighters of Fire Station 35 on Hillhurst Avenue and gets a first hand look at life in a station house.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #125 - CANTERS
This is a delicious program about the famed delicatessen on Fairfax Avenue where the waitresses average 30 years of employment and tell the patrons what to eat.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #126 - CENTRAL LIBRARY OPENING
Spend the day with 60,000 celebrating the grand reopening of the Los Angeles Central Library. Listen as Huell speaks with many employees and patrons who have anxiously awaited this joyous occasion.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #201 - LOW RIDERS
Huell spends the day at the Los Angeles Super Show, one of the largest low rider car shows in the world. We see some amazing cars and speak with the artists who created them as well as with their owners.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #202 - A PLACE CALLED HOME
Huell spends the afternoon at an after-school program in South Central Los Angeles, where Deborah Constance and a handful of dedicated volunteers have turned the rear of a church into a wonderful place for kids to study and feel safe.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #203 - VIRGIL VILLAGE
Huell spends the day getting a wonderful tour of this very special neighborhood at the corner of Virgil and Marathon Streets in Los Angeles. He meets a descendent of the original land grant family who has lived here her entire life.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #205 - EARTHQUAKE SPECIAL
Huell spends the day touring Los Angeles in the aftermath of the Northridge earth-quake. This is an inspirational look at why people love Los Angeles and, in the midst of devastation, refuse to leave.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #206 - FILLMORE EARTHQUAKE SPECIAL
Huell spends the day touring the small town of Fillmore in Ventura County. Noreen Withers, City Clerk, explains how this tight-knit community pulled together in the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #207 - EARTHQUAKE VOLUNTEERS
Huell spends the day in Northridge with the City Volunteers. Paul Petersen, safety engineer, acts as Huell's guide on this inspiring visit. Find out why people volunteer and how this disaster has brought out the best in Southern California.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #208 - PERSHING SQUARE DEDICATION
Pershing Square, which over the past 120 years, has gone through many changes, re-opens as a world-class plaza is the largest open space in downtown Los Angeles. Huell gets a grand tour and talks with the architect and others who helped create this very special place.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #209 - WORLD CUP PREVIEW
Huell gets a first-hand look at how this international event is being organized. We meet Alan Rothenberg, President of World Cup, and get a wonderful tour of their headquarters. We also enjoy some kids playing soccer in the Rose Bowl where the World Cup games will be played and watched by millions.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #210 - OVER L.A.
During this exciting show Huell spends time with three people who make their living over Los Angeles. We fly in the Goodyear Blimp, with the LAPD Air Support Division and a popular traffic reporter, and find out what it's like to work in the sky.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #211 - WAX MUSEUM
Join Huell as he gets a tour of the world famous Hollywood Wax Museum as well as a behind the scenes look at how these incredibly lifelike figures are made.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #212 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #213 - VIDEOLOG FAVORITES
A look back at some of Huell's favorite Videologs. We'll re-visit Fosselmans Ice-cream, Michael Rubel's Castle in Glendora, and the wonderful Ventura Yard Lady.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #214 - SAN PEDRO ROCK HOUSE
Huell gets a first hand look at the Korean Bell and a wonderful home in San Pedro. We'll also take a look at the beautiful Pt. Fermin Lighthouse.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #215 - ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE
Huell visits the small town of Woody in Kern County and joins a reunion of students who attended the one-room schoolhouse, Blake School.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #216 - EAGLES REUNION CONCERT
Attend the first Eagles concert in fifteen years and listen in as Huell talks with fans, friends, crew members and the Eagles themselves.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #217 - COLOMBIAN WORLD CUP
Visit with Colombians on the day of a big match between Colombia and the United States. Join Huell as he rides with a busload of Colombians on their way to the Rose Bowl.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #218 - L.A. RIVER
Huell gets a first hand tour of this much-maligned river. He starts at its source and follows it to Long Beach where it empties into the ocean.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #219 - BULLOCKS WILSHIRE UPDATE
Huell re-visits the famous Bullocks Wilshire building and finds out about its new re-incarnation as the Southwestern School Of Law.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #220 - OLVERA STREET
Huell Gets a first rate tour of Olvera St. and learns about its long and amazing history.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #221 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #222 - UNION STATION
Huell gets a first rate tour of the historic train station, Union Station and learns about its history.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #223 - ANGELS FLIGHT
Huell looks at the history of Angels Flight and learns about the plans to re-build.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #224 - DOWNTOWN SURPRISES
Huell looks at the Grier Musser Museum and the San Antonio Winery, the last remaining winery in Los Angeles. Two little known downtown attractions.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #225 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #226 - UNUSUAL DOWNTOWN ART
Huell visits several works of public art that have been controversial from the start.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #227 - TALLEST BUILDING
Huell visits the First Interstate building which is the tallest building west of the Mississippi (73 floors) and goes off the top with the window washers.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #230 - CARS & COWBOYS
Huell visits with the Checker Car Club and Orville Jinks, an old cowboy with some great stories.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #231 - HISTORIC THEATERS
Huell takes a close look at several of L.A.'s grandest theaters and talks with people who want to make sure these beauties don't fall by the wayside. Huell also talks with Gaylord Carter who played the organ in the silent film days.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #301 - STORM DRAINS
Huell gets a first-hand look at the storm drains that keep Los Angeles from flooding with water. Huell puts on his hip waders and goes under ground to look at some of the monstrous tunnels that snake through the city.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #302 - D.U.I.
Huell takes part in the 1994 DUI Exposition at Dodger Stadium. This event provides a personal, hands-on experience of driving under the influence in a controlled environment.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #303 - L.A. RIVER FLOOD UPDATE
Huell goes back to the L.A. river to look at the effects of the flooding. We visit the same spots we visited in the original program.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #304 - WATER SHOW (FLOODS)
In this one hour program, Huell looks at the massive water system that provides water to Los Angeles and deals with extreme flood conditions. We'll also take a look at the history of water in the L.A. area including some amazing floods in the early part of the century.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #305 - D.A.'S OFFICE
Huell takes a behind the scenes look at the Criminal Courts Building immediately before the opening of the O.J. Simpson trial. Gil Garcetti shows Huell that there are countless cases that are just as important and moving as the Simpson case. We also get an interesting look at the media who are covering the case.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #306 - SHIITE
Huell visits with Loraine Mirza, who is a Muslim Shiite. We go to a temple and learn about this fascinating religion and some of the unique customs.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #307 - MUSSO & FRANK
Huell visits the oldest restaurant in Hollywood. Huell talks with long time employees and patrons about what makes this landmark such a special place.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #308 - MARITIME MUSEUM
Huell takes a look at this wonderful museum in San Pedro, filled with Southern California maritime history.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #309 - WARNER BROS. TOUR
Huell gets a behind-the-scenes tour of this historic lot, where many Hollywood classics were filmed.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #310 - DESCANSO GARDENS
Huell gets a wonderful tour of these beautiful gardens located in Flintridge. We'll see all the treasures hidden in this thirty-acre forest of California oaks.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #311 - MADRONA MARSH
Huell takes a walk and discovers the last remaining vernal marsh in Los Angeles County. Nestled smack in the middle of Torrance, this marsh is a treasure.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #312 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #313 - LAPD GRADUATION
Huell visits the historic L.A. Police Academy and watches as another class becomes one of L.A.'s finest.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #314 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #315 - COLLECTIONS
Huell visits the campus of Loyola Merrymount University to take a look at over one million postcards in their special collection. Next Huell travels to the City of Industry to look at the Pacific Bus Museum.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #316 - VECTOR CONTROL
Huell visits with the men and women who keep those pesky mosquitoes, bees and any other flying annoyance under control. Huell rides an all terrain vehicle, a hydra-foil and dresses in a killer-bee control outfit.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #317 - BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL OPENING PREVIEW
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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #318 - BROTHERHOOD RACEWAY
Huell visits Brotherhood Raceway on Terminal Island. Big Willie Robinson takes Huell on a tour of this legal drag-strip, where everybody from off duty cops to gang members come to race their cars, motorcycles or anything with wheels.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #319 - CENTRAL LIBRARY GARDEN
Huell takes a look at the Central Library Garden which is right in front of the beautiful downtown library. This garden has a long and rich history, and has grown to be a landmark.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #320 - CHP
Huell spends a day with CHP officer Mark Garrett as he patrols the highways of L.A.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #321 - CRYSTAL COVE
Huell spends a day at a beautiful beach where the state has let people live the California Lifestyle in wonderful bungalows which now are threatened.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #322 - ERNIE'S WALK UPDATE
Huell visits with friends and family of Ernie Lamere who was a subject of an earlier show who has passed away. Ernies famous garden along the L.A. river is going strong.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #323 - LENNOX BRANCH LIBRARY
Huell visits a small Southern California branch library called the Lennox Branch Library.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #324 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #325 - CANDELAS GUITARS
Huell spends a day with the Delgado family and takes a tour of their guitar shop in East L.A. where they have been making and repairing guitars for three generations.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #326 - MENUDO
Huell spends day at Juanita's, where he finds out everything you ever wanted to know about menudo (tripe). Huell ends the day with a nice bowl of menudo at El Rancho Mexican Restaurant in Colton.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #327 - USS ANTIETAM
Huell spends a day with the Commanding Officer and crew of the USS Antietam, a 567 foot Navy Cruiser, while they train off the coast of Southern California.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #328 - GLASS MUSEUM
Huell gets a wonderful tour of the Historical Glass Museum in Redlands. The museum is housed in a 1903 Victorian home and is filled with beautiful glassware.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #401 - BABIES
Huell visits the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital and speaks with the Doctors, Nurses and parents who make the unit very special.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #402 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #403 - SOUL FOOD
Huell visits two "Soul Food" restaurants in the L.A. area with Aleane Fitz-Carter. Huell visits Dulans which says it's the "Best Southern Cooking in Los Angeles". We'll also get to take a look at M & M Cafe Mississippi Home Cooking who says they are the "Best food in Town".
Visiting...With Huell Howser #404 - ARTISTS
Huell visits with Milford Zornes and Guillermo Bert, two L.A. artists with very different styles. We'll go to both artists studios and get a peak at their work.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #405 - REMEMBERING
Huell remembers two very special people who made a big difference in the lives of many Southern Californian's. David Falconer was the Choir Master at St. James Church and also responsible for restoring the church organ. David was tragically killed in an armed robbery. Ethel Sherard A.K.A. the scrabble lady, was one of our favorite VIDEOLOG subjects who recently passed away. We'll watch the old show and get an update from her daughter.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #406 - LANE VICTORY
Huell spends the day on the W.W.II victory ship the Lane Victory. A wonderful group of volunteers has restored this ship and Huell gets to go along on an actual cruise.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #407 - E.R.
Huell spends the day behind the scenes at the number one TV show in America. We'll meet all the people who make the show look so good.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #408 - ANGELS FLIGHT DEDICATION
Huell spends Friday night and Saturday morning at the re-dedication of one of L.A.'s most wonderful landmarks. Huell gets a lot of great stories from people who rode Angels Flight in it's heyday.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #409 - EGYPTIAN THEATER
Huell spends the day at the old Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. A premier movie palace of the 1920's and 1930's, which has now fallen into disrepair. The Community Redevelopment Agency and the City of Los Angeles are beginning the process of refurbishing the theater to its original splendor.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #410 - DAIRY FARM
Huell spends the day at a family run dairy farm in Chino
Visiting...With Huell Howser #411 - L.A. COLISEUM
Spend the day at the historic L.A. Coliseum. Along with a tour we will see some wonderful archival footage and talk with world famous artist Robert Graham, who designed the sculptures for the 1984 Olympics.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #413 - PHILIPPE'S
Come visit one of the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles and the home of the French dipped sandwich. Family owned Philippe's is a true L.A. institution.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #414 - FIREBOAT
Take a ride on the oldest and biggest fireboat in L.A. Huell goes out in the harbor with the crew and gets a demonstration of this magnificent boat.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #415 - HUELL IN HAVANA
Huell spends ten days in Cuba and brings his Hi-8 video. We get a rare look at Havana and a feel for life in this "off limits" country.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #416 - PRODUCE MARKET
Get up at 5:00 a.m. to visit the L.A. Wholesale Produce Market which is one of the largest and most diverse produce markets in the world.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #417 - GOVERNORS MANSION
Huell gets a behind-the-scene's look at the Governor's Mansion in Sacramento. We'll get a special tour from Kathleen Brown who lived in the house as a teenager.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #418 - HAPPY WANDERERS
Spend a day with the cast and crew of the very popular 50s - 60s TV travel show the "Happy Wanderers" and meet Slim Barnard's wife, Henrietta.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #419 - RANCHO LOS AMIGOS
Spend a day at Rancho Los Amigos which was a premier polio center during the epidemic of the 40s & 50s and is now a spinal cord injury rehab center.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #420 - IRON GARDEN
Meet Anna Jorgenson and her daughters in the small town of Idyllwild, where Anna's husband created an entire garden from objects made of iron.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #422 - CANNERY
Tour the Tri-Union cannery on Terminal Island. For many years the canneries ruled Terminal Island but all of them disappeared by the 60s. Tri-Union has brought a cannery back and Huell gets a behind-the-scene's tour.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #423 - MUD PEOPLE
Huell spends the day at the base of Angels Flight with a very unique group called the Mud People. Huell interviews onlookers as they watch these strange people wander about.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #424 - DWP
Huell tours San Francisquito Canyon at historic DWP Power House #1 built in 1911. It is an original part of the L.A. Aqueduct and is still used today.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #425 - LONG BEACH NAVAL STATION
Huell spends the day at Long Beach Naval Station which is threatened with demolition due to military downsizing. Many people want to save the site and turn the historic buildings into a park for the city.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #426 - LIBRARY/MEMORIAL
Huell visits the Valhalla Memorial where 13 famous aviators are buried and then goes to the Brand Library which has a unique and colorful history.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #427 - JEWISH EAST L.A.
Visit East L.A. and learn about the long and interesting history of this predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. East L.A. was originally a thriving Jewish community and Huell takes a tour including a visit to the Breed Street Shul.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #428 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #501 - ROSEDALE CEMETERY
Spend "Living History" day at the Rosedale Cemetery, where actors portray some of the famous characters who are buried there.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #502 - 29 PALMS MURALS
Huell visits the desert community of 29 Palms and takes a very special tour of the 7 historical murals commissioned by the Action Council for 29 Palms.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #503 - PERSIMMON LADY
Meet Esther DeBar, who is 88 years old and the proud owner of a 90 year old persimmon tree which grows in the back yard of her L.A. home.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #504 - WEED SHOW
For most gardeners weeds are a real nuisance, but not for the members of the Historical Society of 29 Palms. Huell visits the 55th Annual 29 Palms Weed Show and gets a close up look at some very special "weeds."
Visiting...With Huell Howser #505 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #506 - B2 BOMBER
This one hour special takes us from Northrop Grumman where the B2 is built, to Edwards Air Force Base to take a look at the B2 close up. Huell and Luis were the first media representatives to be allowed in the cockpit of this top secret plane.
Original episode is out of print.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #507 - BULLOCKS WILSHIRE LIBRARY
Huell re-visits the beautiful Bullocks Wilshire building and takes a look at the newly completed Southwestern University School of Law Library.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #508 - LIFE
This one-hour special finds Huell looking at life through the eyes of three different people. We'll re-visit the Gomez family who we met at the Neonatal care unit at Good Samaritan Hospital; a 98 year old lady and, finally, a friend of Huell's who has brain cancer.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #509 - RIO
Travel with Huell and his trusty Hi-8 camera to Rio with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, for a series of outdoor concerts and sightseeing. This one hour show is filled with music and scenic beauty.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #510 - HAIR SHOW
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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #511 - SAINT SOPHIA
Huell visits the stunning Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox church on South Normandie Avenue in Los Angeles. We'll get a very special tour and look at some great film footage shot at the grand opening in 1952.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #512 - SIKHS
Spend a day at the Los Angeles Convention Center where Huell learns about the "Sikh" community in Los Angeles. This Baisakhi celebration is filled with the food, culture and customs of this interesting religious group.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #513 - EL CAMINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Huell travels to the campus of El Camino Community College and takes a tour of this exceptional college and learns about some of the programs that make it so special.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #514 - ROMAN GENN UPDATE
Huell re-visits Roman Genn, who he first met in Russia. Roman has become a very successful cartoonist.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #515 - LAPD HORSES
From the stable to the streets, Huell spends the day with Officer Argomaniz and the LAPD Mounted Unit. Huell finishes the day with Officer Argomaniz's family, who are all involved with the LAPD.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #516 - FOOD SHOWS
Huell goes to 6 different restaurants in L.A. for KCET's June pledge drive. Try 'em: Barron's Restaurant (818) 846-0043
Visiting...With Huell Howser #517 - FOOD SHOWS
Huell goes to 6 different restaurants in L.A. for KCET's June pledge drive. Try 'em: C&K Greek (213) 737-2970
Visiting...With Huell Howser #518 - FOOD SHOWS
Huell goes to 6 different restaurants in L.A. for KCET's June pledge drive. Try 'em: Olvera St. Juanita's (213) 628-1013 and La Luz Del Dia (213) 628-7495
Visiting...With Huell Howser #519 - FOOD SHOWS
Huell goes to 6 different restaurants in L.A. for KCET's June pledge drive. Try 'em: Little Tokyo Mitsuru (213) 613-1028 and Mikawaya Bakery (213) 624-1681.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #520 - MARS
Join Huell for this one hour look at Mars. From the Lowell Observatory in Arizona, to Griffith Park in Los Angeles, to the JPL laboratories in Pasadena learn about the Mars Pathfinder and Sojourner that will be taking pictures from the surface of Mars.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #521 - BASSET HOUND PICNIC
Huell goes to the 1997 Basset Hound Picnic, sponsored by the Basset Hound Club of So. Cal. Watch as the hounds are judged on longest ears, best howl and saddest face.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #522 - STATUES
Huell takes a tour of some of the oldest, quirkiest, most loved, and hated statues in Los Angeles. Join us and learn about some of our most overlooked treasures.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #523 - ROSE LADY
Huell spends the day with Miriam, a.k.a. "The Rose Lady". For thirteen years she has picked a beautiful bunch of roses and taken them to her local post office. Her roses are exquisite and the people love her daily visits.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #524 - DEL RUBIO UPDATE
Huell visits with the Del Rubio sisters at the original nursing home where he 1st met them. One of the triplets recently passed away and Huell talks with the sisters about life without her and their future plans.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #525 - MARS ROCK
For more than a decade John thought he had a real 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #526 - K9
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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #527 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #528 - VERNON LIGHT AND POWER
Travel to the Vernon Light and Power Plant, which has provided the city of Vernon with power for over 60 years. This beautiful Art Deco building and it's five huge diesel motors rumble back to life after a long shutdown.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #529 - TAMALES
Every year down in Indio there is a great gathering of International Tamale makers getting ready for the Christmas holidays. Join Huell & Luis as they stuff themselves silly on every kind of tamale you can think of, from the traditional pork to a delicate a rasin.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #530 - MOCHI
The Japanese new year tradition of making Mochi is alive and well in Southern California. Starting with huge pots of steamed rice, Huell uncovers the labor intensive process of making mochi, also known as "food of the gods".
Visiting...With Huell Howser #601 - ZAMBONI
Huell learns about the machines that clean the ice at ice rinks and professional hockey events. The machine is called a Zamboni and was invented right here in California. Huell meets the son of the inventor and visits the factory where they were invented. Huell tops off the day with a trip to the Anaheim Pond, home of the Mighty Ducks to see the Zamboni in action at a professional hockey game.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #602 - SANTA MONICA SEAFOOD
Huell visits the Santa Monica Seafood Co. in Santa Monica a family owned and operated business for 50 years. The Cigliano family gives Huell a special tour of the facilities and teaches him about the bounty they harvest from the sea.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #603 - METROLINK
Huell ran into a very nice lady in a camera store who told him how much she enjoyed riding the Metrolink every day and invited him to come along. Huell and Luis ride from Montclair to L.A. and meet some wonderful people along the way.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #604 - 100 YEAR OLD LADY
Huell sits a spell with 100 year-old Joyce Cockrell, a former dress designer and musician. She speaks her mind, tickles the keys, and touches her toes all to the amusement of her two friendly neighbors.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #605 - LINCOLN TRIBUTE
Join Huell at an annual reading of Lincoln's Gettsburg Address at the Veterans Cemetery. This year Charelton Heston reads, in honor of Lincoln's birthday, but also to promote reading awareness.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #606 - VIDEOLOG CLASSICS
Step back in time with Huell as he re-shows a collection of his all time favorite VIDEOLOGS. these include: The Elephant Man, The Yogurt Man, Peach Cobbler, and his first visit with the Del Rubbio Triplets.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #607 - GLASS GARDEN
Spring is in the air, and gardens are bloomin', but this time Huell takes us to a very special place indeed. It's the home of Echo Park residents Andy Cao and Stephen Jerrome who have covered their yard with over 45 tons of cobalt blue, green, brown and white glass to re-create landmarks from Andy's memories of his Vietnamese homeland.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #608 - HIDDEN MUSEUMS
Join Huell as he finds some of LA's best-hidden museums. First we stop at the William Andrew Clark Memorial Library, a rare book research library associated with UCLA, then its onto the Hancock Library at USC.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #609 - TEARDROP TRAILERS
Step back in time with Huell as he visits a weekend gathering of these classic trailers. They sleep two, and have a built-in kitchen on the back all in a teardrop shaped trailer a little over 8ft long. Some were built by various manufacturers, but many were lovingly built/restored by hand from plans in a Popular Science magazine.
To order, see the Cal Gold version of this episode. It is everything in this one PLUS more!
Visiting...With Huell Howser #610 - WIND
You've seen the giant windmills alongside the road to Palm Springs. Well now you can learn all about them with Huell as he gets a special "Wind Farm Tour" in an electric cart. One of only 6 wind farms in the world, this is a great place to learn about one of mankind's earliest forms of energy.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #611 - HARLEY GIRLS
Put on your leather jacket and strap on your helmet for a two-wheeled adventure that's sure to get your heart racing. Huell goes for a weekend ride with the "Harley Girls" and their Harley Davidson motorcycles. Huell and the ladies take a spin and stop for lunch where Huell meets some other interesting weekend rebels.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #612 - FAMILY BUSINESS
Join Huell on this yummy adventure to three fine examples of family run business's. 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #613 - HIDDEN DESERT GARDEN
Huell finds a very special garden hidden in the desert near 29 Palms. Ray Hartzell gives us the private tour of his magnificent "Hidden Garden".
Visiting...With Huell Howser #614 - TACOS CLARITA
Travel to East L.A. for another culinary extravaganza at Tacos Clarita. Huell visits this popular neighborhood hang out and samples some of their famous tacos.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #615 - SPRING BURN
Huell visits with the Los Angeles Fire Dept. as they train for fire season. Setting back-fires, clearing brush, working as a team, are all part of what it takes to be a LAFD volunteer.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #616 - VIDEOLOG CLASSICS
Join Huell as we look back at his early VIDEOLOG series. Over 10 years old, these 2-10 minute segments are Huell's first shows for PBS. This episode includes: LINT ART, TALKING DOG, COUCH YARD, and ANT FARM.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #617 - VIDEOLOG CLASSICS
Join Huell as we look back at his early VIDEOLOG series. Over 10 years old, these 2-10 minute segments are Huell's first shows for PBS. This episode includes: SUN CITY, PAPER DOG, FOSSELMANS, and VENTURA YARD.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #618 - VIDEOLOG CLASSICS
Join Huell as we look back at his early VIDEOLOG series. Over 10 years old, these 2-10 minute segments are Huell's first shows for PBS. This episode includes: BEAUTY SHOP, CASTLE, CAT LITTER, and LITTLE VIOLINS.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #619 - VIDEOLOG CLASSICS
Join Huell as we look back at his early VIDEOLOG series. Over 10 years old, these 2-10 minute segments are Huell's first shows for PBS. This episode includes: PONY RIDE, WINDMILL MAN, SUNSET PLAZA, and FARMER.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #620 - TOFU FESTIVAL
Travel to the L.A. Tofu festival to learn everything you ever wanted to learn about Tofu and more! You'll be surprised at the many uses for this versatile food that gets its start from the humble Soy Bean.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #621 - JOSHUA TREE
Joshua Tree National Park is one of the worlds most beautiful and diverse places. In this one hour special, Huell looks at many of the different things that make this park such a special place. From the Desert Tortoise, to the Mexican Bat, this show is full of surprises.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #622 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #623 - REUNIONS
In this special 1 hour Visiting, Huell visits with two very special families. The Watson family has been an important part of Hollywood for many years. With nine siblings in various aspects of the film world, the Watsons have left an indelible mark. The Robinson family is best known for Jackie Robinson who was a pioneer for black athletes, but the family has many members who have made wonderful contributions in their own rite.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #624 - MALIBU BEACH
Not only is Malibu Beach designated as a "surfing" beach, it's beautiful and historic as well. Huell spends time with the lifeguards who keep the beach safe for the thousands of people who enjoy it each year and takes a look at the historic Adamsom house which sits above the beach in all it's glory. Life's a beach in this adventure.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #625 - BILTMORE
Huell starts our day with a tour of the magnificent Regal Biltmore Hotel, which has been a part of Los Angeles since it opened in 1923. The Biltmore has housed numerous celebrities and every American President that has been in office since it opened. After our tour Huell attends the 75th anniversary gala that is an exact re-creation of opening night 1923.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #626 - UCLA ARCHIVE
Huell spends the day on the campus of UCLA and gets a very special tour of the Film and Television Archives. UCLA houses one of the largest archives in the U.S. and we are treated to some of the gems that are hidden away in the massive vaults.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #627 - BANGLADESH
When one of Huell's friends told him that he was from Bangladesh and that there was a large community of people from Bangladesh living in Los Angeles, Huell just had to take a look. They ended up at a restaurant call Jafran which is a hub for people to hang out, eat good food and even rent a movie from that country. Itâs a wonderful visit filled with exotic culinary goodies.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #701 - FRICK
We've all heard the expression "Frick & Frack", but how many of us know where it really came from? Well in this episode Huell travels to Palm Springs to meet Frick, and get the lowdown on Frack. You see they were a pair of famous icescaters who have performed in front of literally millions of people over the years.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #702 - MAY COMPANY
Another success story, this landmark department store on Wilshire Blvd., is now LACMA West, and is being re-invented as the home of both the Southwest Museum, and the LA County Museum of Art.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #703 - MT. HOLLYWOOD
Join Huell on this early morning adventure as he talks to some of the hundreds of people who hike to the top of Mt. Hollywood everyday for their physical & mental health. Its going to be a great day!
You can get the trailhead from the back of the parking lot at the Griffith Observatory.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #704 - WELLNESS
After meeting them at The Apple Pan, Huell just had to do a story on these great ladies who belong to the Wellness Community and have inspiring stories to share with us.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #705 - SALTON SEA
Huell travels to one of the most bizarre and wonderful beaches in California as he spends the day at "Bombay Beach". Located on the Salton Sea, he tours the town and talks with the locals about the community and the inland sea that was created in 1905 by a flooding of the Colorado River.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #706 - NETHERCUTT COLLECTION
Huell gets a tour of the incredible Nethercutt collection, a great hidden gem of our city. Over 100 classic cars, an amazing collection of vintage musical instruments, from a self playing banjo to the worlds first computerized pipe organ, and some of the finest French furniture and collectibles in the city. Open to the public for free, this is one tour you won't want to miss.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #707 - CITY HALL
Join Host Huell Howser as he gets a bottom to top tour of the earthquake retrofit that is going on in our most famous building - City Hall. We'll get to see parts of the building that are rarely seen, from the new stabilizers in the basement to the bell on the observation deck. There is also a family connection, as one of our guides who is working on the retrofit happens to be the grandson of one of the original 1926 architects.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #708 - NYPD BLUE
Huell takes a look behind the scenes at the popular TV show NYPD BLUE, where he learns how they make a Los Angeles TV studio look and feel like a real New York police precinct. Huell speaks with to the Production Designer, and as a special treat, everyone's favorite, Dennis Franz (aka Sipowicz).
Visiting...With Huell Howser #709 - JAVA DOG
Huell gets a taste treat as he visits the Marukai Market, a collection of Japanese restaurants & markets. Make sure you stop by Java Dog for a cup of coffee and some jello-cheesecake.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #710 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #711 - TRAIN STATION
Join Huell for a special tour of the San Bernardino Train Depot. Full of history, this building sits in disrepair -- for now, but plans are afoot to restore the depot to its former glory.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #712 - EGYPTIAN THEATER UPDATE
What a difference three years makes. This great old Hollywood theater is back, and better than ever. The American Cinematheque has restored this theater to a state of the art venue, while saving the historic beauty of Hollywood's first movie palace.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #713 - 3RD ST. FARMERS MARKET
In this special 1hr 15min. show Huell meets everyone at 3rd & Fairfax, site of the famous Farmers Market. From the 1st pizza by the slice in LA, to the last true family farmer, Huell visits the many (too many to list) tasty and wonderful spots in this historic market.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #714 - HADLEY'S & DINOSAURS
How many times have you driven to Palm Springs or other destinations along the 10 freeway and stopped at Hadley's for a date shake and a look at the immense Dinosaurs that loom nearby? Huell takes a close look and gets the history of the of these wonderful California landmarks.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #715 - PALM SPRINGS HISTORY TOUR #1
The first part of our Palm Springs history tour begins at the McCallum Adobe Museum (oldest building in Palm Springs). The McCallum family was the first white family to settle in the area. The Museum is filled with wonderful photos, including the original Native Americans, Hollywood stars, Palm Springs first health nut and many more. Huell ends the show at the Moorten Botanical Garden which has been a popular family run tourist attraction since 1938.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #716 - PALM SPRINGS HISTORY TOUR #2
The second half of our tour begins at The Willows. New York attorney, Samuel Untermeyer built this beautiful estate in the early twenties and hosted everybody from Albert Einstein to Clark Gable. The Willows has been lovingly restored and is now a hotel. Next stop is the former site of the El Mirador Hotel which was truly the playground of the Hollywood elite until it became a hospital during W.W.II. We end the show at the Village Green and learn about the wonderful Desert Circus Parade that ran from 1936 to 1982.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #717 - INDIAN HISTORY
Palm Springs original inhabitants were the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians who are still very active in the community. Huell starts the tour at The Spa Hotel & Casino which was the original site of an oasis that was a prominent part of their culture for hundreds of years. The water that boils up from the ground is now used in a modern spa. Then its up Palm Canyon to visit the fifteen mile long oasis which is one of the most beautiful places in California and another special place filled with Indian history.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #718 - ECO JEEP TOUR
The final episode of Palm Springs week is a great tour of some of the areas more off beat places and things: walk along the San Andreas Fault, and squeeze into Mystery Cyn, eat a few dates, and learn a thing or two that you didn't know!
Visiting...With Huell Howser #719 - KRISPY KREME
Huell relives his childhood when he steps into the 1st Krispy Kreme donut shop in California. Started in No. Carolina in 1937 the secret family recipe still has them melting in your mouth, especially when you get 'em while there hot.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #720 - PARK PLAZA
This great old building was built in the mid 1920's as the new home of The Elks Club, and they spared no expense. Today it is undergoing a restoration to become a new hotel. The former Exalted Ruler of the Elks gives Huell and Luis a grand ol' tour down memory lane.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #721 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Join Huell at Figueroa Elementary School as Shane McLoud's class gets ready for summer. This is a touching good-bye filled with remembrances of a year together. The show ends with the kids sending messages into the sky attached to balloons.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #722 - MCAS TUSTIN
Due to the nation wide base closure process, many of our historic military facilities are going by the wayside. MCAS Tustin is one of the most impressive and best loved because it is the home to two WWII era blimp hangers. At 17 stories high and 1000 feet long, they are spectacular.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #723 - MCAS EL TORO
Huell say's good-bye to another base that has been a part of the California landscape since W.W.II. MCAS El Toro has played a major role in Marine Corps aviation history and has been home to countless thousands of Marines and their families. There's even a Taoist Bell.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #724 - ALPACAS
Come on along with Huell as he meets with the proud owners of a herd of the wonderfully strange animals - the Alpaca. Not only so they make great pets, but great sweaters as well.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #725 - SURVIVAL FOOD
Starting in a vacant lot near Downtown, Huell get a lesson in survival food. Learn which weeds are good for salads, which taste better cooked, and which ones to stay away from.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #726 - GARDENA ART
Beginning in 1919, the graduating classes of Gardena High School bestowed gifts of paintings upon their beloved school. This program lasted until 1956, and amassed more than 90 works. Soon after the program ended, many of the paintings were stored away and forgotten about. Along with several Gardena High School Alumni, Huell visits the Irvine Museum to see an exhibit of 31 fully-restored paintings from this important collection.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #727 - TUSTIN & EL TORO
A one hour combination of shows #722 and #723.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #728 - STUTTERING
Whether you stutter or not, Huell's visit with participants at the Sheehan Stuttering Clinic is inspiring. While group members learn to overcome their fear of stuttering, we learn what obstacles they have faced throughout their lives, and how we can interact positively with someone who stutters.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #729 - EAST WEST PLAYERS
Visiting...With Huell Howser #730 - BRICKYARD
Ever wonder where all those bricks come from? Huell travels to Castaic Brick to get a first hand look at how bricks are made. Castaic Brick manufactures approximately 1 million bricks per week and mines their own raw materials on site. It's a fascinating look at the largest brick manufactures in the west.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #731 - PINKS
Family owned and operated since 1939, this LA institution has been serving up some of the best chili-cheese hot-dogs, this side of Coney Island. Huell get the lowdown from Mrs. Pink and a handful of enthusiastic patron, many who have been eating at Pinks since their childhood.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #732 - UKULELE
Join Huell at the Oasis Senior Citizen Center for a morning you wont forget. The Oasis Ukulele Strummers are a group of about 30 guys who have been strumming their ukulele's together every week for a long time. From Hawaiian hulas to popular tunes, you'll surely be tapping your toes.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #734 - PALMS
According to experts, Ralph Velez's palms make up one of the largest private collections in the world. Huell gets a tour of Ralph's Orange County home which is packed, inside and out, with about 560 species of palms from around the world.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #735 - TURTLE LADY
Since she was a child, Jeanie Vaughan has loved turtles. Huell tours Jennie's home in Santa Barbara, which she has turned into a sanctuary for these intriguing creatures. With a collection of 300 turtles--many adopted or rescued--there is a lot to learn from the Turtle Lady.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #736 - S.S. CATALINA
For years this proud boat took people from Los Angeles to Catalina, but now it sits half submerged in the waters off the Mexican coast. Huell meets up with a bunch of dedicated people looking to refloat the boat and resurrect lost memories.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #737 - SPAM
Yes Spam. The canned block of pork and ham you thought you had left behind in your childhood is as popular as ever. Join Huell as he attends the 1999 Los Angeles County Fairâs "Best Spam Recipe" contest where judging is based on taste appeal, appearance and originality. With recipes like Spam Taquitos, Spam Pate and a Pumpkin-Spam Casserole, this show is definitely a feast for the eyes.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #738 - MURALS
Huell visits a local elementary school to join a group of 5th graders on a field trip to some of LA's many murals. Along for the ride is the artists himself to discuss his art with the children. All in all it's a great LA day!
Visiting...With Huell Howser #739 - GUASTI
Huell travels to one of the oldest winery's in California, which is not in Napa as one would expect. The Guasti family established their winery in 1904 and at one time had 4000 acres of grapes in the Rancho Cucamonga area, by 1917 Guasti was the largest winery in the world. As a special treat, Huell attends a "Guasti" reunion filled with ex-employees and their families that had lived and worked at the winery throughout it's history.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #740 - MOZZARELLA
Bubalus Bubalis! With a name like that, Huell was definitely intrigued. His first stop is to the herd of water buffalo where he learns what is so special about their milk, and that they are a bit camera shy. Then its on to the factory where the mozzarella is mad. Come on along and dig in with Huell on this tasty adventure.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #741 - DIAPERS
Huell takes a look at that not so popular business of home diaper delivery service, with the family owned and operated Dy-dee Diaper Co. We start with Huell as he helps pick-up the dirty diapers in the famous Dy-Dee truck, then watch as they are sorted, washed, dried, and folded - ready for duty.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #742 - TUGBOAT
In 1989 the Los Angeles Maritime Museum acquired the tugboat Angels Gate from the Port of Los Angeles. Angels Gate was built in 1944 for the US Army on the East Coast but made it to the West Coast by 1947 were it was bought by the Port of Los Angeles as military surplus. The volunteers at the Museum have lovingly restored this maritime gem and Huell gets to go for a ride.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #743 - BOAT BUILDERS
In 1954 Walt Disney asked Raymond Wallace to design an historic ship for Disneyland. Ray designed and built a beautiful replica of the Colombia which still plies the waters of Disneyland. This was the beginning of a long relationship with Disney and many other amusement parks around the world. Special Productions is now run by the next generation of Wallaces and continues to build most of the ships for the major amusement parks.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #744 - DRY-DOCK
Have you ever wondered how you clean and paint the bottom of an ocean going tanker or cruise ship? In this episode, Huell visits Southwest Marine which is one of the huge dry-docks in San Pedro. In the first part of the show, Huell walks into the dry-dock while it is dry, which is an impressive site. Next we watch as a huge cruise ship is tenderly backed into the dry dock for an overhaul.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #801 - WEST HOLLYWOOD COTTAGES
At the turn of the century, many workers of the Los Angeles Electric Railway made West Hollywood their home. It was then known as Sherman, named for the co-owner of the railway who had craftsman style cottages built to accommodate his workers and their families. Today, a few of the remaining cottages from this era will be razed to make way for condominiums. Huell makes a somber visit with residents and a member of the LA Conservancy for one last look at these important buildings.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #802 - VAN DE KAMPS
Huell stops by the old Van de Kamps bakery, which may be torn down, for a last look with a group of former employees. Join us as they relive old memories, share stories, photos and some archival films in this look at a California taste treat.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #803 - 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 entr*e. Luckily for some members, there are Swedish meatballs, Norwegian bread, and sweets in addition to the fish.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #804 - EGGNOG UPDATE
One of our more popular shows was about Broguiere's Dairy. When we had our first visit, Huell found out that they make a really good eggnog and the family invited him to come back during the holiday season. Well Huell went back and got a first hand look at how this wonderful drink is made.
505 S Maple Ave
Visiting...With Huell Howser #805 - EGG COLLECTION
Have you ever wondered what one of the largest collections of eggs in the world looks like? Well the San Bernardino County Museum has just such a collection. Huell takes a close up look and some very beautiful and very unusual eggs.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #806 - FIRE TRUCKS
If you've ever wondered where old fire trucks go when they retire, here's the show for you. Joe Ortiz (a retired fireman) has collected one of the largest collections of antique and modern fire fighting equipment around. Huell goes to Joe's house in Shadow Hills for a personal tour and a very special ride in the back of a hook and ladder.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #807 - MAN MI BAKERY
The Yi family came to the United States in 1979 from Korea bringing with them the tradition of Korean pastries. Christine (Yi) Sung takes Huell on a tour of the wonderful bakery her father founded, tasting samples of sweet bean bread, Gom Bo Bread and Ko Ro Ke along the way. With other family members now in the bakery business, Man Mi and the Yi's are a true success story.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #808 - DIVING SCHOOL
Have you ever wondered who works under water on oil rigs and ships and bridges? Huell visits the College of Oceaneering in Wilmington to find out what it takes to become a professional diver. Huell even takes a trip in a deep-water diving bell.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #809 - SHRINE
Join Huell as he gets a guided tour of the world famous Shrine Auditorium, home of many Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy Awards shows. From early Shriner history, to the glorious 1926 four ton, 20 ft. diameter chandelier which features more than 500 red, white, blue, and amber lights (that's over 48,000 watts). To the 1926 Moller pipe organ with 4,485 pipes, to the perfect view from all 6,300 seats. Don't miss this inside look at a great LA landmark.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #810 - BULLOCKS TEA ROOM
Once again we re-visit the Bullocks Tea Room. The Southwestern University School of Law has lovingly restored the Tea Room to its original splendor. Huell meets up with some of the people who were in the original program on the closing of the Tea Room (#111) and reminisces about this glorious part of our cities history.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #811 - SOFT DRINK
Huell visits Galco's Old World Grocery, a family owned store that specializes in hundreds of kinds of soda pop. Remember your childhood favorite? Can't find it anywhere? Well give Galco's a call at 323-255-7115, and they just might have it in stock.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #812 - POP-UPS
Who knew Santa Monica, California was the pop-up book capital of the world? Huell discovers Intervisual Books there and meets the team that creates dramatic, instructional, moveable books. From teaching preschoolers the alphabet to representing, in full-color, the human body, each title is a work of art--and Intervisual Books are still assembled by hand following a tradition that's been around for hundreds of years.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #813 - ORCHIDS
Huell travels up the coast to Carpinteria to find out everything you ever wanted to know about Orchids. Gallup & Stribling Orchids is the largest grower of cymbidium orchids in North America. 48 acres of orchids in full bloom is quite a sight.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #814 - BEACH ARTIST
Huell meets up with a homeless man who has fired the imagination of all who see his rock towers that he builds along the beaches in Ventura.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #815 - DONUT MAN
At Jim Nakano's Donut Man, people aren't salivating over just jelly donuts and crullers. Jim's specialty is the strawberry donut. Only available for a few months in the spring, these sweets are piled high with fresh, locally grown strawberries and Jim's own glaze. Join the many regulars at the Donut Man at 915 E. Alosta Avenue in Glendora today -- it's open 24 hours.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #816 - MISO
Many of us have sat down to a Japanese meal and have been served a brothy soup named "Miso". In this adventure, Huell visits Miyako Oriental Foods Inc, to find out how this this traditional Japanese staple is made.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #817 - HARPS
Believe it or not there is a store that sell nothing but Harps. Sylvia Woods Harp Center in Glendale is the largest Harp store west of the Mississippi. Huell gets a crash course in this fascinating instrument and even learns to play a song.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #818 - BELL GARDENS
Get a personal tour of Bell Gardens by Mr. Bell founder of Taco Bell restaurant. He also helped a former employee start Del Taco. Today Bell Gardens is both a working farm and a demonstration farm -- open for tours about 300 school kids come each day to pick strawberries, and ride the 1/4 scale train.
THEY ARE NOW CLOSED
Visiting...With Huell Howser #819 - DOHNEY MANSION
On the campus of Mt Saint Mary's College sits an amazing house that has been a part of our cities history since the late 1800s. Oil pioneer Edward Doheny moved into the Doheny mansion in 1901. The mansion has some amazing features including the Pompeian Room complete with glass dome by Louis Tiffany, pillars of Siena marble and a bronzed gold-leaf frieze.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #820 - RUSSIAN BALLET
With his mother at the piano, and his students poised at the bar, Yuri Smaltzoff upholds the tradition of Russian Classical Ballet in the most surprising location--Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. After years of performing around the world, YuriÊ began teaching in the United States in 1964. Huell visits Yuri and his adoring students as they learn an art form passed on to him by his father and a heritage over 250 years old.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #821 - JUICE BAR
Have you ever wanted something cool, refreshing and healthy to drink in the middle of Hollywood on a hot day? Huell discovers a family owned juice bar that might be just what you need. Stop in at 1616 North Vine Street and see why everyone loves the Juice Fountain.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #822 - MUSIC STORE
At a time when music can be downloaded from the Internet, there is a place in Glendale where you can take a step back and brush up on your accordion playing. At Larry Larson Music on Glenoaks Boulevard you can take lessons, have your favorite instrument lovingly repaired or choose a new one from Larry's many drums, guitars or maybe even bagpipes.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #823 - PORK RINDS
The Gayton family has been making Chicharrones since the early 1900s. Their modern facility was opened in 1935 and still exists in its original location. Chicharrones are pork rinds that have been boiled in oil and seasoned. They are a real treat and Huell learns all you ever wanted to know about "Pork Rinds".
Visiting...With Huell Howser #824 - ELEPHANT
Join Huell as he reunites some old LA history.Ê We're talking about the concrete animals that used to guard the entrance to the Selig Zoo. These magnificent old lions and elephants were thought to be long lost treasures, but today Huell follows the last elephant as it is brought to its new home at the Griffith Park Zoo.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #825 - LAKE SHRINE
The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine is an amazing oasis in the middle of our bustling city. Originally a location for silent films in the 20s, the property ended up in the hands of a construction superintendent for 20th Century Fox who built a double decker Mississippi houseboat and an authentic reproduction 16th century Dutch windmill. Today the spot is an open-air shrine to all religions, which is visited by tens of thousands of visitors from around the world.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #826 - CULTURAL CENTER
Since it opened its doors in 1964, The Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center has provided family oriented programs in archaeology, geology, paleontology and earth sciences. As Huell takes a tour of this 104 acre site nestled in the foothills of the Jurupa Mountains in Riverside, he hunts for fossils, learns about composting and even takes an olive curing class.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #827 - RAILROAD MUSEUM
The Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris is the largest operating railway museum in the Western United States and the third largest in the country. Join Huell as he visits for the annual Autumn Rails Celebration.
Orange Empire Railway Museum
Open 9am-5pm, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
Visiting...With Huell Howser #828 - HOLYLAND
In 1924 Antonio Futterer founded the Holyland Bible Knowledge Society. Today this little known museum is literally filled wall to wall with relics from the ancient world. Join Huell as he gets to see everything from a 2500 year old Egyptian mummy to over 300 glass slides depicting scenes from the Bible.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #829 - CHORIZO
A family run business founded in 1934, Carmelita’s makes some of the best Chorizo in LA, with their own secret family recipe. Huell gets a tour of the facility and sees first hand how its made. This is one time you will want to see how sausage is made. 1-800-9-CHORISO.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #830 - HEMET
After getting a few letters about the self-proclaimed Shuffleboard Capitol of the World, Huell takes a look, and finds lots of other interesting, historical, and wonderful things in the town of Hemet.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #831 - SPARKLETTS
Did you know that America drinks 4.4 billion gallons of bottled water a year? In Los Angeles the company that quenches many of our thirsts is Sparkletts. The company began in 1925 and within three years, they had sold one million bottles of water. Huell gets a wonderful tour of this historic company and even takes a look at its source.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #832 - CLIFTON'S
In 1935, Clifton's was opened on Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles, and its trademark Redwood grove decor has been legendary ever since. It was the second cafeteria opened by Clifford Clinton in Los Angeles, carrying on a family restaurant tradition dating back to 1888. Like all of Clifton’s customers, Huell is greeted as a guest and learns about Clifford Clinton’s philosophy of quality food at a reasonable price.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #833 - LA TIMES KITCHEN
The Los Angeles Times is a huge newspaper with millions of copies going out each day. With hundreds of employees working around the clock, its no surprise that the LA Times has a pretty exciting kitchen. Join Huell as he gets a behind the scenes tour of this little seen part of our city’s culinary history.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #834 - MUSEUM CAFE
On this adventure, Huell stops at the 101 Cafe, the oldest cafe on Rt. 101 in California, and grabs a bite of the great food they’ve been serving since 1928. Call the 101 Cafe - 760-722-5522. Then its onto the Museum of Music Making, they cover all popular music from the 1890’s up to today. With lots of original recording, and exhibits, this is a great place to stop and listen. You can call them at 760-438-5996.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #835 - LITTLE PIANOS
They may be small and often out of tune, but Huell discovers that beautiful music can be made with toy pianos. Scott Paulson, the resident Schroeder at the University of California San Diego, takes Huell on a tour of the Geisel Library’s Toy Piano Collection. Huell is also treated to an amusing toy piano recital, including scores commissioned exclusively for this unassuming instrument.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #836 - ACKERMANSION
Huell takes a special tour of Forrest Ackerman's home/museum. The inventor of the term "Sci-Fi", Dr. Ackula (as he likes to be called), has over 300,000 items from sci-fi and horror film, books, and TV shows. He was also a literary agent, and editor of numerous fanzines. Best of all he opens his house to the public, so you can see it all yourself call 323-666-6326 for reservations.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #901 - ZANJA MADRE
When people think of water in Los Angeles, they think of William Mullholand and the movie CHINATOWN, but in this episode Huell literally uncovers the very first irrigation ditch in Los Angeles. Started in 1781 and in use till the early 1900's, Huell meets up with a couple of amateur archaeologists who have uncovered a 'lost' section of the Mother Ditch, or Zanja Madre. Join us as we learn about an amazing part of L.A. history that really put us on the map.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #902 - CAMBODIAN COMMUNITY
Huell visits the huge Cambodian community in Long Beach; with a population of over 45,000, its more than any city in the world other than the Capitol of Cambodia. His tour teaches him about the culture, customs, art, music and Huell's favorite -- food.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #903 - FAKE FOOD
Have you ever been shocked at how realistic some of the plastic food you see in the window of some restaurants is, and wondered how it's made? Huell visits Iwasaki Images of America and gets a first hand look at this fascinating process.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #904 - BARBER COLLEGE
Where do barbers learn to cut hair? At college, of course. Huell visits the Downtown American Barber College in Los Angeles and talks to a group of students who spend nine months learning this old-fashioned trade. Huell even gives them a test of his own when he takes a seat and gets a trim.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #905 - STAN BETZ
Have you ever wondered what happens to the countless cars that have been driven over cliffs, crushed, crashed and blown up in thousands of movies? Most of those cars were miniature cars that were built for the movies and believe it or not, there is a man who has a huge collection of these "movie" cars.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #906 - FIRE ANTS
Believe it or not, there is an ant that lives in California the is capable of killing you. The Red Imported Fire Ant is a nasty little creature that is responsible for many attacks that range form mild to very serious. Huell gets together with the Orange County Fire Ant Authority and goes on an eradication mission to help rid our state of this painful problem.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #907 - HERB JEFFRIES
Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy and Gene Autrey are some of the names you might think of when you are talking about the great Hollywood cowboy singers, but one name you might not know is Herb Jeffries. Herb is a black cowboy singer who starred in all black cowboy movies in Hollywood's early years. Herb is alive and well and still performing. Huell catches up with him in Palm Desert.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #908 - ROSE GARDEN
The creation of a new Exposition Park Rose Garden was part of the painstaking preparation for the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, and it remains one of the most important public rose gardens in California. Huell spends a morning among the more than 7,000 rose bushes of this urban oasis, beloved by rosarians and the public alike.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #909 - PIG & WHISTLE
Right next to the old Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Blvd., this classic diner has been restored to its former glory. Huell is joined by the new owner, members from the LA Conservancy, Hollywood Heritage, as well as a few old timers - who remember it from way back when. Hollywood really is making a comeback.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #910 - VINE ST. BUILDING
It's officially part of the Hollywood Walking Tour and located above Sunset Boulevard on North Vine Street. Huell visits the original home of ABC's West Coast Studios and later The Merv Griffin Show. Other memorable shows taped there were Jeopardy!, The Dating Game and Hollywood Squares.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #911 - PANORAMA
Sara Velas is an artist with one passion--panoramas. On a drive through Hollywood, Velas looked past the round, kitschy, South Pacific design of the building at 5553 Hollywood Boulevard, and saw the perfect rotunda for a panorama. Velas shares her knowledge of this popular Victorian art form with Huell, as well as her inspired painting of the Los Angeles basin housed inside the Tswuun Tswuun Rotunda.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #912 - SANTA BARBARA STAGECOACH
In this 1hr. special Huell retraces the route of the old Stagecoach line in and around Santa Barbara. Join him for the ride through history.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #913 - WORMS
Spend a day with Huell as he visits Rainbow Mealworms & Crickets. Rainbow has been raising and selling their "product" for 40 years. Not only do they sell mealworms and crickets, but they also raise huge hissing roaches! If you've ever wondered what a few million mealworms look like, this is the show for you. Rainbow 310-635-1494
Visiting...With Huell Howser #914 - KOI FARM
Huell visits a Koi Farm and is amazed to see everything that goes into raising these beautiful fish
Barstow Koi Farm 760-254-3399
Visiting...With Huell Howser #915 - 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 wont even know they there as they will be buried under a new hillside park.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #916 - ADULT SCHOOL GRADUATION
They come from all walks of life with different reasons for not finishing high school the first time around. Huell finds out what Redlands Adult School students share in common--the determination to finish their education. And what better time to ask them, but at their graduation.
Redlands Adult School
Visiting...With Huell Howser #917 - LONG BEACH PIKE
Join Huell as he visits one of the the last remaining buildings from the great old Long Beach Pike Amusement Park. For over 40 years the LITE-O-LINE has been going strong as a sort of 'pinball bingo' game; but, the history of the building goes back even further, as it used to house the famous Loof's Carousel.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #918 - ELECTRIC CAR
See what Lee Iacocca is cooking up in the desert. Huell even gets to take a test drive in this new beauty. Lido Motors 1-800-871-4545
Visiting...With Huell Howser #919 - PETERSEN MUSEUM
Rock & Roll and cars have always gone hand in hand. Join Huell as he gets a behind the scenes tour of the Petersen Automotive Museums new exhibit Cars & Guitars of Rock 'N Roll, which showcases some stunning cars owned by famous rock and rollers. Billy Gibbons from the band ZZ Top shows Huell some amazing cars and talks about the significance of the exhibit. Petersen Museum 6060 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 323-930-2277
Visiting...With Huell Howser #920 - MODJESKA HOUSE
Huell visits the historic home and gardens of Helena Modjeska. Still considered Poland's most famous actress, she settled in Orange County in 1876 creating a beautiful residence to return to while performing throughout the United States.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #921 - GARDEN GROVE
There's lots going on Friday nights in downtown Garden Grove. Huell strolls along Main Street admiring the many hot rods lined up for their weekly outing, and pops into the markets and restaurant that make this location such a popular, family-friendly destination for residents.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #922 - TOP OF JACINTO
Huell takes the famous Aerial Tram Way to the top of Mt. San Jacinto high above Palm Springs. Join him as he talks to the many hikers who venture to the top for the great views, abundant nature and clean air.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #923 - LAKE HEMET
While poking around Southern California during his Summer Vacation, Huell discovers this little gem of a lake.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #925 - IDYLLWILD
Located 5,300 feet up in the San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Springs, Huell stops in Idyllwild which offers a well balanced mixture of natural, cultural and historic wonders.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #926 - ST. VIBIANA’S
In this one-hour special, Huell tours the Cathedral of St. Vibiana, one of Los Angeles’ most important 19th century buildings. Once the seat of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, construction nears completion of a new headquarters, and a new future for St. Vibiana’s awaits. Huell learns about the past and the future of the cathedral as he is joined by representatives from the Archdiocese, the current owners and members of the Los Angeles Conservancy who have spearheaded the fight to save this precious site.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #927 - BLOOD DONOR
Huell visits the Red Cross Blood Donation Center on Vermont Ave. to talk with people after the Nation's Tragedy.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #928 - PEOPLE SPEAK
Huell talks to the people of Downtown L.A. to hear their thoughts and feelings about the events of Sept. 11th 2001.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #929 - CONSTITUTION DAY
Huell travels to San Pedro to take part in the local Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Day celebration.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #930 - DODGERS
Huell goes to Dodger Stadium for the 1st game after the terrorist acts.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #931 - ENLISTMENT CEREMONIES
Huell checks in at a Marine Corp's to watch a group of young men sign up.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #932 - COMBO - SHOWS 927 & 931
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Visiting...With Huell Howser #933 - DENTAL MUSEUM
The Orange County Dental Society has an impressive collection of vintage dental objects housed in its Dental Museum in Orange. Huell sees firsthand what a visit to the dentist might have been like decades ago as he examines display after display of chairs, tools and other devices. There are items dating back to the 19th century, and even a denture belonging to George Washington by some accounts.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #934 - HUMMINGBIRDS
Huell visits the Los Angeles Co. Natural History Museum and the lush back yard of a Woodland Hills resident to learn about hummingbirds in Southern California.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #935 - THAI TOWN
A quick visit to the vibrant Thai community in Thai Town on Hollywood Blvd. where Huell sees some great places to eat, meets Thai Elvis, and even has time for dessert.
Palms Thai Restaurant
Bhan Kanom Thai (House of Thai Desserts)
Visiting...With Huell Howser #936 - COMMUNITY GARDEN
Huell spends a day at the Solano Community Garden. This garden is managed by a wonderful cross section of the surrounding community, including school Kids, recovering drug addicts, and just plain folks who love to garden. Not only is it a garden, but a farm that provides food to various organizations.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #937 - OBSERVATORY
Huell takes one last look at the Griffith Observatory before it closes for extensive renovations.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #938 - YAMISHIRO
YAMASHIRO was created in 1911 as a private residenceand is a replica of a magnificent palace located in the high mountainsnear Kyoto, Japan. During the "Golden Age" of Hollywood, YAMASHIRO was aclub for the ultra-exclusive and is now a restaurant.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #939 - NOAH PURIFOY
Huell spends a day with renowned desert artist, Noah Purifoy. Noah has spent the last 12 years creating a landscape like no other. With pieces of ‘junk’, this 84 year old has built a true oasis in stark landscape of Joshua Tree.To visit call: 213-382-7516
Visiting...With Huell Howser #940 - VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR
Join Huell for a visit to Little Saigon on Tet, or Vietnamese New Year. Learn about traditional New Year’s food at an open air market and a tasty bakery.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #941 - DRAGON MUSEUM
After getting a letter about the worlds largest stuffed Komodo Dragon, Huell visits the World Museum of Natural History at La Sierra University. Once there, he discovers all the other treasures housed there, from minerals that glow in black light to a world class Freeze-dry taxidermy facility.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #942 - INSPIRING STORIES
Huell talks with Alan Cronin, his family and other patients at Northridge Hospital Medical Center’s rehabilitation center and hears their positive insights.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #943 - OWENS DRY LAKE
Huell travels to the Eastern Sierra’s with the DWP to visit Owens Lake to see their efforts to minimize the dust problem that has plagued the surrounding communities for many years and also learn a little bit about the history of the lake.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1001 - FIRE MUSEUM
Located at historic fire Station #30 on South Central Avenue in Los Angeles, the African American Firefighter Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting, conserving and sharing the heritage of African American Firefighters.
African American Firefighter Museum
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1002 - MOUNT RUBIDOUX
Looming 1339 feet above Riverside is Mt. Rubidoux . The very first Easter Sunrise service was held at the top of Mt Rubidoux in 1909 and has continued to be a local tradition ever since. Join Huell and a group of hardy souls for this early morning adventure.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1003 - STRAWBERRIES
Huell takes a last look at Otsuka Farms before they close their doors, in this update from Visiting #612.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1004 - WEBB SCHOOL
Alumni from the Webb School Class of 1961 revisit an archaeological dig in Barstow, and Huell tags along to learn more about the memorable experiences at their alma mater, particularly those with their inspirational teacher Dr. Raymond Alf. Huell then travels to the campus of the Webb Schools in Claremont to see Dr. Alf’s legacy firsthand.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1005 - MOSAICS
You've seen his work all across the Southland. Meet Dennis O’Conner master mosaic artist, who has created some of the largest and most amazing mosaics in America.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1006 - ORGAN GRINDERS
Join Huell as he spends a day at Descanso Gardens in La Canada to enjoy a good old-fashioned rally put on by the Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors Association. Everything form show box size monkey grinders to huge organs that once traveled through Europe, it's a treat for the eyes and ears.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1007 - STEALTH SHIP
Sea Shadow is the Navy's "Stealth Ship." It's a futuristic vessel built to test new naval technologies especially signature control--better known as stealth. Follow Huell to Navy Pier in San Diego for an extraordinary tour.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1008 - CANOE RACES
Each year, civil engineering students around the country compete in what might appear to be an unachievable challenge. Join Huell in Newport Dunes at the 2002 Pacific Southwest Regional Concrete Canoe Races sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to see if 17 universities will sink or swim.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1009 - FALCONS
Falconry is an ancient sport that has a small, but enthusiastic following in California. Huell learns about the sport, as well as an array of beautiful raptors from a master falconer and studio animal trainer. Avian Entertainment 805-794-6246.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1010 - NEON TOUR
Huell vivits the Museum of Neon Art to learn about the history of Neon, then climbs aboard a doubble-decker bus for a twilight tour of L.A.'s great Neon signs. Tours run all summer.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1011 - GRIFFITH PARK LIVE STEAMERS
Huell goes to Griffith Park to enjoy a day of riding the rails with the Los
Angeles Live Steamers. Founded in 1956 by train enthusiasts for the purpose
of educating people in railroad history, the club operates 71/2" gauge model
trains for the general public from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm every Sunday. You'll
get a real kick out of these little beauties.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1012 - FAIRPLEX GARDEN TRAIN
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.
Admission is free. Located at the Fairplex in Pomona.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1013 - FLOWER FLAG
In 1942, the good folks at Bodger Seeds in Lompoc decided they could do something really spectacular to support the war effort. Planting a 12-acre American flag of flowers was their way of saying thanks to all the Americans who were fighting the good fight. The company replanted "flags" in 1942, '43, '45 and 1952. Huell revisits the site fifty years later as Bodger Seeds recreates history with a new flower flag.
This is an update to the California's Gold episode 1010 Lompoc Mural.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1014 - HALL OF JUSTICE
Since its doors opened in 1926 its been the site for L.A.'s "Famous and Felonious." Bugsy Siegle, Charles Manson, Robert Mitchum and Sirhan Sirhan have all spent time behind bars here. Join us as we get a tour of this now empty Hall of Justice.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1015 - FAIRPLEX RAILROAD MUSEUM
Fairplex Pomona's historical train exhibit It is the only place in the world to see both the largest steam engine and the largest diesel locomotive ever to ride the rails. The Union Pacific's 594-ton "Big Boy" shares the spotlight with the Union Pacific Centennial DD40X diesel powered locomotive, which measures nearly 100 feet in length. The exhibit is open free of charge to the general public the second weekend of each month.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1016 - ELEPHANT UPDATE
In 1988, Huell attended a touching reunion between Charlie Franks, an 80-year-old elephant trainer, and Nita, the elephant he had raised from a baby of five years. When Charlie retired in the early 1970s after traveling the world with his beloved performing elephant, he donated her to the San Diego Wild Animal Park, and hadn’t seen her for 15 years.
Charlie has since passed away, but Huell returns to the San Diego Wild Animal Park to say hello to Nita.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1017 - LUCKY BALDWIN RAILCAR
Lucky Baldwin was one of the great characters of Southern California history during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. He was a pioneer and real estate tycoon who owned the land that would become Arcadia, Monrovia and Baldwin Hills. With his vast wealth, one of the luxuries he indulged in was a grand railcar for traveling. Huell gets a special tour of this lavish car that housed a full staff, sleeping quarters, dining area, kitchen and music room.
The Nethercutt Museum
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1018 - LUCKY BALDWIN COTTAGE
Lucky Baldwin was one of the great characters of Southern California history during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. He was a pioneer and real estate tycoon who owned the land that would become Arcadia, Monrovia and Baldwin Hills. Huell visits the Queen Anne Cottage at the Los Angeles Arboretum, which was built on his former property in 1885, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Arboretum of Los Angeles County
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1019 - PAPIER MACHE
Spend a day with Huell as he visits with Tony Dominguez at his studio "Arte Calidad." Tony has taken the ancient art of papier mache and pushed it to the extreme. From very simple pinata’s to fifteen foot puppets that have moving arms and legs, it’s a wonderful adventure.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1020 - 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.
The Didgeridoo Store
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1021 - COASTAL CACTUS GARDEN
Tucked away behind the Hamlet at Moonstone Gardens Restaurant in Cambria, is an expansive cactus garden. Join Huell as he strolls through this Central Coast gem filled with indigenous and exotic plants.
The Hamlet at Moonstone Gardens Restaurant
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1022 - LOS ALAMOS
Huell visits the historic town of Los Alamos located off the 101 halfway between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. It is home to two architectural gems--a Victorian mansion and the Union Hotel, both dating back to the late 1800s.
The 1880 Union Hotel & Victorian Mansion
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1023 - ABALONE FARM
Huell travels to the Central Coast to visit an abalone farm. For years, Californian’s could pluck these mollusks off the rocks at low tide. Over fishing and pollution has forced people to come up with other ways to supply our needs, The Abalone Farm Inc. in Cayucos has been growing and selling abalone since 1968. Huell also goes to a local café to sample some farm raised abalone.
The Abalone Farm Inc.
Hoppe's Garden Bistro
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1024 - BARN PHOTOGRAPHER
Huell visits four rustic barns in Ventura with a photographer who holds the distinction of documenting all of the quickly-disappearing barns in Ventura on film.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1025 - CATTLE BOAT
From 1901 to 1998, the Vail and Vickers families had been cattle ranching on Santa Rosa Island. When you ranch on an island, you have to come up with a creative way to get your cattle to the mainland for market. The families had a custom built boat made named the Vaquero. Huell travel to Santa Barbara to visit with the families and builders of the Vaquero and learn about it's fascinating history.
Santa Cruz Island Foundation
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1026 - MOVING MISSION
Huell joins elementary students in climbing aboard the Mervyn’s Moving Mission, a 72-foot tractor- trailer containing an exhibit of the history of California missions and indigenous traditions that visits local elementary schools in the L.A. district; Sponsored by Mervyns and the Gene Autry Museum.
For the 2003- 2004 school year, the Moving Mission will only be touring in Orange Country, and Riverside County school districts. If you are out of this area and would like to be updated on when they will tour in your area, or if you are in this area and would like more information please contact the Gene Autry Museum at:
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1027 - MAYA MOBILE
In 1997, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art launched its classroom on wheels education initiative entitled Maya Mobile, a 48-foot truck with an interior designed as an ancient Mayan ruin. Huell accompanies L.A. sixth graders from a local elementary school on this educational journey.
If you are a public school principal or a public school, school teacher of 6th/7th grade in the Los Angeles Unified School District, and are interested in having the Maya Moblie come to your school; please contact LACMA at:
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1028 - UNDER L.A.
Huell travels100 feet below L.A.’s Southland community for a sneak peak at the new East Central Interceptor Sewer, where the Los Angeles Department of Public Works is constructing the new sewage system to accommodate the ever-booming community of L.A.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1029 - OUTPOST
“Outpost” 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
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1030 - GOAT RESTAURANT
Ever had goat meat while listing to Jazz? Well follow Huell as he ventures up Glendale Blvd. and into a Haitian restaurant where every Saturday between three and six p.m., owner Tigeorges Lagueree prepares a goat delight for all those goat lovers in L.A.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1031 - 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 18th Century. His workshop has been in the same place for 35 years and two of his employees have been with him for 25 years.
John Gaughan and Associates
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1032 - MUSHROOMS
A visit to the Wild Mushroom Fair at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden sponsored by the Los Angeles Mycological Society.
Los Angeles Mycological Society
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1033 - MUNCH BOX
Huell visits The Munch Box in Chatsworth, a popular burger stand that has been around since 1956 and is now officially a historic-cultural landmark.
21532 Devonshire St.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1034 - GOAT FARM
Spring is here and Huell meets the new arrivals at the Bouncing Hoofs Ranch in Mojave. This farm is home to a variety of goats and Huell learns all about their hair, their milk and, of course, the babies.
Bouncing Hoofs Ranch
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1035 - MODEL BOATS
Join Huell as he meets up with The Orange County Model Sailing Club as they cruise their radio-controlled schooners around the lake at Mason Regional Park in Irvine.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1036 - AMBASSADOR AUDITORIUM
From its opening in 1974 to its closing in 1995, the Ambassador Auditorium located in Pasadena hosted an impressive roster of performers. Among them were Luciano Pavarotti, Vladimir Horowitz and Ella Fitzgerald, and it was also the home base of the L.A. Chamber Orchestra. Huell profiles this world-class venue at a time when its future is unclear.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1101 - CHAUTAUQUA
Huell visits Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades which was a major center of the Chautauqua Movement in the 1920s and ‘30s.
Temescal Canyon Gateway Park
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1102 - ROTON ROCKET
The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in California as Huell visits the Roton Rocket, an unsuccessful yet imaginative attempt by a private company to create the first single stage to orbit space vehicle. Theoretically, it could deliver cargo and people to space at a dramatically reduced cost as compared to today’s vehicles with its unique design allowing the rocket to take off and land vertically by using helicopter-type blades, or rotors.
rocket will EVENTUALLY be here:
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1103 - BIKE RACE
Join Huell, the Los Angeles Wheelmen and other bicyclists as they climb Fargo Street in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles. Fargo Street is just 1/10 of a mile long, but it boasts a 33% grade, making this annual event a true test of endurance.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1104 - GAULDIN DOLPHINS
When Huell discovers that the students he spoke with at Gauldin Elementary School had never actually seen a dolphin--their school mascot--he decided to do something about it. Join Huell as he reunites with Gauldin Elementary School students and treats them to a day filled with real live dolphins.
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Visiting...With Huell Howser #1105 - 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
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1106 - CHATSWORTH
Huell visits five historically significant locations in Chatsworth which include Olive Trees, a Pioneer Church, Stoney Point and a barn that was home to TV's Mr. Ed. He ends at Homestead Acre, home to the Chatsworth Historical Society.
Chatsworth Historical Society
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1107 - COLOSSAL COLON
Huell meets a remarkable young woman who is traveling the country with the “Colossal Colon” educating people about colon cancer. Her story and the innovative way she presents it is truly inspirational and hopefully will end up saving lives.
American Cancer Society
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1108 - CAMEL DAIRY
Huell visits the Oasis Camel Dairy east of San Diego where he gets to milk a camel, plays with baby camels and learns about camel milk products.
Oasis Camel Dairy
Call or email for tour information.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1109 - HERALD EXAMINER
Huell gets a tour of the Herald-Examiner building in Los Angeles that closed in 1989, marking the end of William Randolph Hearst's empire in Los Angeles.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1110 - TUBA CHRISTMAS
Huell attends an annual holiday concert performed by hundreds of tubas.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1111 - HOLIDAY STAR
Upland was hard hit by the 2003 wildfires and there is much rebuilding still to come. For the holiday season, this tight-knit community joined together to recreate a brilliantly lit star on a hilltop which shined for many years, but was destroyed by the fires. It is again a sign of hope and renewal for everyone who sees it.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1112 - ARMENIAN CHRISTMAS MEAL
Huell joins an Armenian family during Christmas and samples the many wonderful foods they have lovingly prepared for this traditional celebration.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1113 - CALIFORNIA TESTERS
Huell visits the Smith-Emery Company in Los Angeles. They have been in business since 1904 and their staff of inspectors and engineers put all sorts of construction materials through rigorous tests.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1114 - HIGH SCHOOL SIDEWALKS
The students and faculty at University High School in Los Angeles invite Huell to see the installation of rubber sidewalks on their campus. University High is the first school in the state to install a rubber sidewalk for the preservation of trees.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1115 - ALONDRA PARK
Huell travels to the South Bay region of Los Angeles County to visit Alondra Park. It’s a great bird watching location and home to a native California plant garden.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1116 - CLOCKER'S CORNER
Huell rides out to Santa Anita Park and meets up with trainers, jockeys and fans at Clockers’ Corner. It’s a great spot for breakfast and an up-close view of racehorses going through their morning workout.
Santa Anita Park
Open 5-10 am
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1117 - LAPD MOTORCYCLES
Huell attends the LAPD Motorcycle Training Facility in Granada Hills.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1118 - FOSSELMAN'S
Huell indulges in a summer treat at Fosselman's Ice Cream in Alhambra, a family-owned business more than 80 years old where the founder's grandsons still use the family recipe.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1119 - DONOR REUNION
Huell attends the 28th Annual Celebration of Life at City of Hope. From the first successful Bone Marrow Transplant performed in 1976, City of Hope has completed more than 6,300 Bone Marrow Transplants and affected countless lives. Today, City of Hope is the third largest provider of Bone Marrow Transplants in the world.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1201 - BELLS
Huell’s off to the Handbell Ringers conference to hear, see and thouch bells from around the world.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1202 - ART CITY
Art City Studios in Ventura provides sculptors with raw materials, a place to work and a supportive place to show their art. Huell meets up with the owner and a few resident sculptors.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1203 - TOMATOES
Huell attends the Tomato Festival at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1204 - HOLLYWOOD FARMERS' MARKET
Browse the stalls and exhibits at the popular Hollywood Farmers Market where farmers and merchants come from all parts of the state to sell their produce, flowers, fresh baked breads and unique arts and crafts. The market is open every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the middle of Hollywood on Ivar Street between Hollywood Boulevard and Selma Avenue.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1205 - RED SCHOOLHOUSE
The Hollywood Little Red Schoolhouse opened its doors in 1945, and more recently opened its doors to Huell to learn about its history and offer him a chance to meet the school’s founder, Ruth Pease.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1206 - WALLY PARKS
Huell heads out to the Motorsports Musuem in Pomona to learn about the history of the National Hot Rod Association and its founder, Wally Parks.
Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1207 - ASIAN NOODLES
Asian Noodles is a restaurant on the southern edge of Chinatown which calls its menu “Manila fusian.” Not only does Huell sample the wonderful food, but he is also treated to a fashion show outside hosted by one of the waiters (who is also a designer).
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1208 - LIBRARY SPORTS PHOTOS
A visit to the Los Angeles Public Library to see “Play by Play: A Century of L.A. Sports Photography” an exhibit devoted to the role sports played in the history of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Central Library
Exhibit no longer up
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1209 - SYNCOPATED BAND
Huell attends the farewell perfomance of a group of syncopated drummers, who played together in school in the 1970s and have continued to gather and perform over the years.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1210 - SERBIAN NEW YEAR
Huell attends a Serbian New Year celebration at St. Sava Orthodox Church in San Gabriel.
St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1211 - RED CANARIES
Who knew canaries were red? Huell visits the House of the Red Canary in Bell Gardens and learns about the origin of this unique bird.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1212 - ROPE CLIMBERS
Huell featured a group of rope climbers in an early Videolog. He decides to join up with them again at the Los Angeles Valley College Gymnastic Center and find out if they’re still going strong.
Los Angeles Valley College
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1213 - CALTRANS BUILDING
Huell gets a tour of the new Caltrans district headquarters in downtown Los Angeles designed by architect Thom Mayne.
Caltrans District 7 Headquarters
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1214 - MR. BAGUETTE
Huell samples Vietnamese sandwiches at a shop in Rosemead which makes its own high-quality ham and headcheese and steamed pork loaves served on its own baguettes. And then he’s off to L’Artisan du Chocolat, a Los Angeles chocolate maker.
L’Artisan du Chocolat
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1215 - ETHIOPIAN FOOD
Huell returns to Little Ethiopia in Los Angeles and samples vegetarian cuisine at Rahel Ethiopian Restaurant and a traditional Ethiopian dinner at Meals By Genet . His food adventure continues with a stop at Casa Diaz, a family-owned restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard.
Rahel Ethiopian Cuisine
Meals By Genet
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1216 - PRODUCE AND FLORAL EXPO
Huell steps into The Fresh Produce & Floral Council Expo, an exciting one-day show filled with over 170 exhibits and attended by produce and floral professionals from every part of the industry.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1217 - FERGUSON'S SHELLS
Huell's off to Ferguson's Marine Specialties in Wilmington, owned and operated by Ralph Ferguson and his daughter, Lupe. Once inside he is literally surrounded by beautiful seashells from all over the world. Ferguson's has a wonderful, authentic, old-time feel to it.
Ferguson’s Marine Specialties
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1218 - CHILDRENS HOSPITAL
Huell spends an inspiring day at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles where he meets a few seriously ill children, their families and the dedicated nurses and other hospital staff working with them. Childrens Hospital is known for its excellent patient care, and has been helping the children in our community for over a century.
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1301 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1302 - BIG DOGS
Known for their size and their sweet demeanor, Great Danes are often referred to as gentle giants. Huell visits the dedicated folks at Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions who find loving homes for Great Danes and other big dogs.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1303 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1304 - 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.”
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1305 - AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL
Huell’s off to Fort Irwin to find an unlikely sports team—The Mojave Greens Australian Football Club.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1306 - AMIR'S GARDEN
Once barren, but now planted with trees and shrubs, Amir's Garden in Griffith Park is an oasis. Huell visits and learns about the garden and the devotion of its creator.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1307 - CABOOM
Huell attends CABoom, a first-of-its-kind festival and trade show focusing on contemporary architecture and design in Los Angeles.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1308 - DIABETES
Huell doesn't have to travel far to find the most compelling and groundbreaking information available about obesity and diabetes in children for his new one-hour special.
Dr. Francine R. Kaufman, author of "Diabesity: The Obesity-Diabetes Epidemic That Threatens America--And What We Must Do to Stop It" is the head of the Center for Diabetes at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and a Professor of Pediatrics at USC. Dr. Kaufman shares with Huell cutting-edge science, patient stories and her personal journey to win this battle.
Huell will also hear from LAUSD Board President Marlene Canter about what positive steps the school district is taking to improve children’s health and well-being. She spearheaded the successful effort to ban the sale of soft drinks and junk food in LAUSD schools.
Huell then visits the Roybal Comprehensive Health Center to learn about its model diabetes management program linked to the LAC/USC Medical Center.
American Diabetes Association
Roybal Comprehensive Health Center
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1309 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1310 - TIKI
Huell heads to Whittier and finds a unique company that specializes in Polynesian decor. Carved wood tikis, thatch umbrellas and bamboo fencing are just a few of the items they have on hand, which look as though they've come directly from the South Pacific.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1311 - PEN COLLECTORS
Huell meets a group of fountain pen collectors at their annual meeting.
Fountain Pen Shop
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1312 - 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.
THIS EPISODE IS NOT FOR SALE!
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1313 - 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.
Los Angeles Unified School District
Hollywood Senior Multipurpose Center
For Class Information Please Contact:
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1314 - TINITA'S SALSA
Huell meets a special woman in Lancaster who has not only turned her personal recipes into a line of delicious salsas, but also a successful family business.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1315 - MOORTEN BOTANICAL GARDEN
An amazing cactus garden that’s been a Palm Springs attraction for three generations.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1316 - TAMPICO SPICE
Huell visits Tampico Spice Company and sees how the spices are ground, sifted and mixed into aromatic blends. He also learns the history of this local institution which has been run by the Martinez family since 1947.
Tampico Spice Co., INC
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1317 - UNCLE MILTON
Huell updates his popular visit to Uncle Milton adn his Ant Farm. More than 10 years later we see that Uncle Milton is still going strong.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1318 - NASCAR
Huell visits the California Speedway and learns all about NASCAR in this one hour special.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1401 - SPACE SHUTTLE CAFE
Huell visits with a couple who have a cafe in the shape of a space shuttle.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1402 - SHORT FUSE TOUR
Join Huell as he gets a special tour from Bill Mann, a.k.a. “Short Fuse” and learns about the Lucerne Valley’s rich mining history.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1403 - SUMMER ICE
Huell samples some unique and tasty frozen specialties imported from Mexico and Singapore.
Singapore’s Banana Leaf
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1404 - DRIVE-IN
Huell visits the Mission Tiki Drive-In and learns about it’s unique history.
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Visiting...With Huell Howser #1405 - JUICE BAR UPDATE
Huell revisits the family owned juice Juice Fountain, which is threatened by the redevopment of Hollywood Blvd and Vine St.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1406 - GUADALUPE GUITAR STRINGS
Huell visits a family run business in East LA that makes guitar strings.
418-A N. Ford Blvd
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1407 - WOODWORKERS
Huell watches two California woodworkers at work.
John C. Talbot
Jackie Hadnot -- Wooden Ironhorses
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1408 - CHINO DAIRY
Huell visits a dairy farm and learns about the rich history and uncertain future of dairy farms in Chino.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1410 - FIREBOAT UPDATE
Huell visits San Pedro Harbor and sees what has happened with the Old Fireboat, the Ralph. J. Scott, which is a national historic landmark and checks out the brand new state of the art fireboat.
LA Harbor Fire Museum
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1411 - BIG FISH
Huell visits with a man who raised a giant goldfish that is now 3 feet long. Too big for his tank, the goldfish is moved to his new home in the lush koi ponds at the Lake Shrine of Pacific Palisades.The Lake Shrine is an amazing oasis. Originally a location for silent films in the 1920s, the property ended up in the hands of a construction superintendent for 20th Century Fox who built a double decker Mississippi houseboat and an authentic reproduction 16th century Dutch windmill. Today the spot is an open-air shrine to all religions, which is visited by tens of thousands of visitors from around the world.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1412 - FERNDELL
A quintessential urban experience as Huell visits a magical place in Griffith Park and then has lunch at a newly opened café amongst the parks trees.
Directions to Ferndell
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1413 - GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY SPECIAL
Huell takes a special look at the restoration of The Griffith Observatory. Built in 1935 and serving space curious Angelenos and the greater scientific community for almost 70 years, the Observatory required significant remodeling and expansion when it was closed for renovations in 2002. With the restoration completed this fall, this scientifically vital and historically significant architectural landmark re-emerges to serve well into the 21st Century. In this special one-hour episode Huell takes an insider's tour with Griffith Observatory director Dr. Edward Krupp to see the state-of-the-art planetarium theater, new presentation theater and two brand-new exhibit areas. Join Huell as he takes an exclusive look at one of Los Angeles's treasures before it was officially opened to the public on November 3rd, 2006.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1414 - SEAL BEACH
Huell visits the warm coastal community of Seal Beach and meets the nice folks who like to stroll the boardwalk.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1415 - WATCH CONVENTION
Huell finds out what’s ticking at a watch convention in Pasadena.
The Greater Los Angeles Regional
Phone: (805) 496.3728
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1416 - RAW FOOD
Huell visits with Zitari, an amazing raw food chef who assembles delicous dishes made entirely of raw , uncooked fruits, nuts and vegetables.
Zitari's "Nutlicious Macaroons"
This unique and tangy raw food version of the traditional coconut macaroon is a finely chopped mixture of nuts and pineapple rolled into a ball and finished with a light dusting of coconut.
Soften the dried pineapple in water for about 15-20 minutes, until fruit is pliable enough to be finely chopped. Put 1-2 cups of coconut into a bowl for coating and set aside.
Mix equal parts softened pineapple and nuts in food processor or blender until finely chopped. Form into 2 1/2 inch diameter balls. Roll each ball in the coconut, completely coating each one.
Feel free to email Zitari at: ZITARI@VEGANHIGH.COM
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1417 - HELLO MOSCOW WITH HUELL HOWSER
In this special one-hour episode taped on a camcorder in 1990 and 1991, Huell goes behind the Iron Curtain to visit the charistmatic people of Moscow, their traditions and their everyday struggles during a very exciting time in Russian history. See the largest outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by snow, where people swim in the heart of winter; visit an outdoor pet market with beautiful Russian dogs and cats; a gym, record store and even a barber shop. On a second trip, Huell records the aftermath of the attempted coup: see graffitti on the Russian White House and the pedestal where Lenin's statue once stood. Witness the dawning of a new poilitical era and the excitement of the people of Russia!
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1418 - HALAL FOOD
Huell learns about this interesting food tradition of halal , which is so important to Muslim culture.
Payless Produce Market
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1501 - BUNNY MUSEUM
Join Huell as he hops over to the Pasadena home of Candace Frazee and Steve Lubanski, who have turned their house into a living museum filled with almost everything bunny! Over 21,000 bunny collectibles: most of their furniture, light fixtures, kitchenware, toiletries, books, and games are bunny themed. And lounging around their house, they have seven real bunny pets that do not live in cages, and are litter box trained!
To make an appointment to see The Bunny Museum, call 626-798-8848
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1502 - PHILIPPE’S UPDATE
In this special one-hour episode, Huell re-visits one of the oldest and most colorful restaurants in Los Angeles and the home of the French dipped sandwich. Family owned Philippe’s is a true L.A. institution and one of Huell’s favorites!
Philippe The Original
We are located 1 block north of Union Station, Olvera St, and the Hollywood 101 Freeway at Alameda and Ord St.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1503 - NETHERCUTT UPDATE
This one-hour special takes us inside the Nethercutt Collection and Museum in Sylmar to see their world-class collection of automobiles, musical instruments and other items.
To find out more information about the Nethercutt Collection, please call 818-364-6464.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1504 - PIZZA
In this one pizza extravaganza, we’ll learn everything you wanted to know about America’s favorite food. We start our adventure at the Village Pizzeria on Larchmont Blvd with owner Steve Cohen who believes very strongly that pizza should be made the old fashioned way. Next it’s off to the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas to get the other side of the story. There are machines that can literally do everything in the pizza making process. From old school to new school we’ll see it all.
International Pizza Expo
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1505 - DIORAMA
Huell visits the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to discover the history of its famous animal dioramas.
A visit with Robert Reid who has been the resident artist for 20 years at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum and the man responsible for creating all of the beautiful dioramas. From deserts to beaches, Robert captures the natural beauty with his paint brushes. Robert works closely with Tim Bovard who is the Taxidermist and the man responsible for making all those animals look so lifelike. Together, they make a unique team.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1506 - WILLIE'S SHOE SHOP
Huell visits with Willie Rivera and Raul Ojeda at Willie’s Shop in Hollywood to learn about how shoes are repaired in the old fashioned way. This is a hands lesson in craftsmanship.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1507 - LA RIVER SPECIAL
The Los Angeles River is often thought of as a huge concrete eyesore. Not anymore, at least not after you join Huell for this special 1 hour adventure where Huell literally travels down the miles of river bed stopping along the way to talk to some of the many people working hard to bring our river back to its natural state. He'll see the animals that call the river home, he'll learn about the many 'pocket parks' which connect the community back to the river allowing local families to relax and enjoy the view, and he'll get the scoop on what local government is doing on, in, under, and around the river to make clean and green.
Find out what you can do to help:
Friends of the Los Angeles River
San Gabriel & Lower Los Angeles Rivers & Mountains Conservancy
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1508 - SOAP
Huell travels to the Soap Kitchen in Pasadena to learn all about soap making. From the early history of mixing animal tallow with wood ashes, to the mass market bars of Ivory, this adventure will leave you clean all over.
The Soap Kitchen
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1509 - TUSTIN
Huell visits the former Marine Air Station with it's huge wooden hangers for an update on what's happening there now.
Huell visits the old Marine base in Tustin to see what the City has planned for the two huge old blimp hangers and the hundreds of acres of land. One of the hangers will be turned into a huge sports complex and the other is still in limbo. The Orange County Rescue Mission is building an amazing facility on the base and there are some other very exciting plans in the works.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1510 - PIG EARS
When Huell's bartender at Musso & Frank told Huell how much he liked to eat pig ears as a child.... well Huell dove right in and learned a lot more than he expected about different cultures and this culinary treat.
To see a Latin spin on how pig ears are prepared, Huell stops by Gaytan Foods and sees the pickled pig ears. Then he meets up with Ruben (from Musso's) at Durango Restaurant where they cook them just like him Mom used to. Finally, he samples a gelatinous Asian delicacy at the Chung King Restaurant.
All in all its an amazing and tasty way to bring cultures together, and as always your invited to try them out yourself...
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1511 - CITRUS PACKING HOUSE
The College Heights Lemon Packing House is the last visible link to Claremont's pioneering history in the citrus industry. While largely perceived as a college town, Claremont's major source of income until after the World War II was the citrus industry. Very little remains of this history and the packing house almost was lost until the community came together with a developer that had real vision and a love of history. The “Packing House” is now a wonderful destination in Claremont filled with shops, restaurants, arty galleries and even some housing. It’s a true success story and great example of re-use.
Claremont Packing House
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1512 - 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 al over the world and staffed by wonderful people who really know their music, the Folk Music Center is a wonderful place to loose yourself. Huell gets a very special tour from the family that still owns the center
Folk Music Center & Museum
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1513 - RIDE SHARE
If Los Angeles is famous for one thing, it’s our traffic. In this episode, Huell travels to the campus of UCLA to see the many innovative things that the campus has done over the last twenty years to alleviate the traffic. From regular old busses to carpooling and bikes, UCLA even has a program called Flexcar, which offers cars that you can rent by the hour for those little trips during the day. It’s a wonderful lesson in how one group of people can make a big difference.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1514 - LINT ART
Huell visits his artist friend Slater Barron to witness the beauty of art made from lint! This is a full 30 minute update from the 20 year old VIDEOLOG...
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1515 - LITTLE TOKYO FOOD
Huell travels back to Little Tokyo with his friend to re-visit two Japanese establishments that are sure to wet your appetite, the Mitsuru Cafe and the Mikawaya Bakery. The first adventure was in 1997 and after ten years, there is a new generation carrying on some wonderful family traditions.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1516 - AERIAL LA
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!
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1518 - 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.
or 800-732-TEXT (732-8398)
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1601 - POLKA RESTAURANT
Huell joins Albert and Katherine Dabrowski, who are the owners of an amazing restaurant in Glassell Park specializing in Polish food. It’s called Polka and not only is the food delicious and authentic, but the atmosphere of this place which is located in an obscure mini-mall is warm and friendly and very welcoming. Trust me, this program is gonna be one of your favorites!
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1602 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1603 - CALLIGRAPHY
A visit to the annual Society for Calligraphy, Southern California Conference: “Letters California Style”. The Society for Calligraphy, Southern California, is a non-profit educational organization which promotes the study, teaching and practice of calligraphy and related disciplines. It also encourages the exchange of ideas through speakers, program meetings, workshops, its journal and bulletin, the annual retreat and regional groups.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1604 - PITA BREAD
It all started at Huell’s local dry cleaner and a sandwich made with Pita Bread. He wanted to learn more about this wonderful flat bread that you see so often. He visits a Pita Bread factory to learn all about the art of making this ancient food and ends up at a restaurant where he is treated to feast that is all based around Pita Bread. It’s a delicious adventure.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1605 - 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.
Acorn Engineering Company
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1606 - HELEN'S WALL
It has been over 60 years since California artist Helen Lundeberg got a grant for her "History of Transportation" mural from the WPA. Time has not been kind... till now. Join PBS host Huell Howser as he covers the 7 year process of taking this huge 240+ feet long mural down for a complete conservation, restoration and reinstallation.It is literally a trip back in time!You can go see it yourself:
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1607 - COFFEE
Huell visits LA Mill in Silver Lake for a look at L.A.'s newest coffee craze.LA MILL COFFEE BOUTIQUE1636 Silver Lake Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026 323-663-4441
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1608 - BELLY DANCE
Huell spends the day at the Glendale Civic Auditorium at the RAQS L.A. Carnival of Belly dance. Belly dancing has grown to be one of the most popular forms of exercise in the country, with gyms and small schools offering classes all over the U.S. and the world. This two-day celebration is jam packed with workshops, performances, and vendors selling all kinds of belly dance related items. It’s quit an education!
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Visiting...With Huell Howser #1609 - BUG FAIR
Huell visits the Los Angeles Natural History Museum as it crawls with bugs at the 22nd Annual Bug Fair – North America’s largest. We explore the world of insects and their arthropod relatives. There are live spiders and scorpions, and collections of butterflies and even bats. Over 60 vendors were on hand with books, entomological equipment and supplies, artwork, toys, clothing and more. It’s a creepy crawly day!
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1610 - SILVER LAKE RESERVOIR
The Silver Lake Reservoir has been a beautiful, historic, and important part of the L.A. landscape since it opened back in May of 1906. Tens of thousands of people see it every day. They drive by it, they walk or jog around it, or they gaze out on it from their houses.Over a six month period, Huell got to know the reservoir much more intimately than he’d ever imagined, the L.A. Dept. of Water & Power made a decision to completely drain the 795 million gallons of water in the reservoir because of a build up of bromate. We ended up following the entire process from start to finish, including a hike down to the bottom of the completely drained -- and bone dry -- reservoir!www.ladwp.com
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1611 - UNIQUE LANDMARKS
Join Huell for this L.A. adventure as he uncovers two remarkable, but little known treasures. First its a stop at the site of the first Koyasan Temple for the ceremony to designate the Aoyama Tree as a Los Angeles Landmark.Then Huell stops in at beautiful Franklin Canyon park in the middle of Los Angeles, only to find that it really is the alleged "Center of Los Angeles" itself.
The tree is just across from the Japanese American National Museum and about a block from the Koyasan Buddhist Temple
Franklin Canyon Park
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1612 - SOUNDWALK
Huell travels to Long Beach and takes a tour of SoundWalk, an annual art show of indoor and outdoor sound-art installations.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1613 - STAN'S DONUTS
For almost 40 years, Stan's Corner Doughnut 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. Huell spends the morning doing “research” at this Los Angeles landmark.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1614 - PERSIAN FESTIVAL OF FIRE
Huell attends events in Southern California connected with the Iranian New Year's celebration.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1615 - ANIMAL ACRES
A visit with actress Shelley Morrison (Rosario, Karen’s maid on “Will & Grace”) to Animal Acres, a facility caring for neglected and abused farm animals, in Acton.
5200 Escondido Canyon Road
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1616 - SURVIVORS
Huell visits The Apple Pan in West L.A. and Clifton’s Cafeteria in Downtown L.A. These two Los Angeles restaurants have not only survived, but have become iconic without having to cut corners or compromise their standards.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1617 - SUBWAY TERMINAL UPDATE
Huell revisits the Red Car Tunnels under Los Angeles and the tunnel entrance at Belmont Station.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1701 - CLEMENTINE THE GOAT
Huell often spends his weekend mornings enjoying the many local Farmers Markets in Los Angeles. On one fateful day, he met a farmer who had a poster board loaded with photos of his beloved goat “Clementine”. This began a journey to meet Clementine and hear the story of this remarkable animal and the man who saved her.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1702 - 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.
Miguel Leonis Adobe
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1703 - 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... its a combo you won't want to miss.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1704 - GETTY VILLA
In 1945, J. Paul Getty acquired his Malibu retreat which now includes a Romanesque gallery full of priceless art. Huell also tours the propety’s historically-accurate Ancient Roman crop garden.
The Getty Villa, Malibu
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1705 - COUNTY USC MEDICAL CENTER
Join Huell as he gets a tour of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center which has been a familiar landmark for over a 100 years. The big white building has been used in many TV shows and films and has serviced countless patents over the years. In 2008 the old hospital finally closed its doors and all the remaining patients were moved to the new state of the facility across the street.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1706 - ELECTRIC CAR UPDATE
Join Huell as he gets a tour of the LA Auto Show with Chris Payne -- the director of WHO KILLED THGE ELECTRIC CAR. Chris talks about his film and looks at the future of Green Cars. They get a close look at the new Chevy Volt, as well as a bunch of other cars destined to hit the streets soon.
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Visiting...With Huell Howser #1707 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1708 - WARTHOG UPDATE
Huell updates one of his earliest VIDEOLOG episodes and goes back to the L.A. Zoo to see what happened to 'Little Huell' - the warthog they named after him all those years ago.After watching the old episode join Huell for a look at the new additions to the zoo - the Visayan Warty Pigs.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1709 - SLEEPING OUTDOORS
Join Huell as he meets two different couples who enjoy sleeping outside. Find out why and how they do it.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1710 - BACKDROPS
Join Huell as he literally gets a look at what is behind the scene when he visits Grosh Backdrops. They have been providing backgrounds to movies, TV shows, theaters and even school plays since 1932
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1711 - VERNON LIGHT AND POWER UPDATE
Join Huell as he updates this 1997 episode which looks at the Vernon Light and Power Plant, which has provided the city of Vernon with power for over 60 years. This beautiful Art Deco building and it's five huge diesel motors rumble back to life after a long shutdown.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1712 - ABLITT HOUSE
Huell visits this unique house which was built on a 20 by 20 square foot lot in the heart of Old Town Santa Barbara.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1713 - MOVIE NURSERY
Huell visits Jackson Shrub a family owen and operated nursery that has been supplying the movie and television industry with both live and artificial plants since 1937.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1714 - 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!
Brothers Collateral Loans
Nights of Neon
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1715 - FOREST LAWN
Join Huell as he visits one of L.A.'s best kept secrets - the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. You'll learn about the hope that Dr. Hubert Eaton envisioned when he created Forest Lawn almost 100 years ago. You'll also learn why not to call it a cemetery, see the largest framed canvas painting in the world, see amazing art and architecture and feel the peace and tranquility that surrounds this gem.Forest Lawn1-800-204-3131
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1716 - SAUERKRAUT
In 1896 the Kruegermann family started making pickles in Germany. The family immigrated to California in 1965 with their secret family recipes for not only pickles but sauerkraut as well. Huell spends the day with this wonderful family at their 25,000-foot facility and learns all about the art of sauerkraut!
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1717 - THE TWO ANNS
Huell takes a trip to The French Garden in downtown Los Angeles, but this time he brings along two very special lunch dates: silver screen legends Ann Rutherford and Anne Jeffreys.
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Visiting...With Huell Howser #1718 - TALLYRAND
Huell visits a California institution and digs into some very tasty food at the Tallyrand. This popular eatery got its start in 1959 when Al and Delores Thomas, with $5,000 in hand, opened a small coffee shop on Olive Avenue in Burbank. Stop in today as they are still serving wonderful food and hospitality!
1700 W Olive Avenue
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1801 - WESTWAYS
Huell spends the day at the headquarters of the Automobile Club of Southern California to get a behind the scenes look at the history of Westways Magazine. It was originally published under the name Touring Topics and its earliest issues focused on touring destinations, advances in automotive technology and efforts to bring modern roads to Southern California. The Westways name was placed on the mast in 1934. Many famous writers and artist have contributed over the last 100 years and Huell gets to see many of the original works.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1802 - CHAMPION TURF
Huell learns the truth about what is in this nondescript industrial building -- and don't let the name fool you; this is not a story about a lawn company! Nestled in the industrial section of downtown Los Angeles, this 45-year-old company is one of the finest saddle and tack manufacturers in the world.
330 S Mission Rd
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1803 - RUSSAK'S MEAT
Join Huell for another downtown hidden gem, the Russak family has been producing the most delicious and succulent meats and cold cuts for over 50 years. Now run by the second generation, Russak’s Meats produce everything from corned beef, pastrami and roast beef to jerky and chili con carne.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1804 - CULVER CITY
Huell travels to the small city with a big history. Did you know that all the little people who portrayed the Munchkins in the Wizard of Oz stayed at the Culver Hotel? Huell also visits the Culver City Historical Society Archives and Resource Center, which includes two MGM Costumes cases. We’ll also get a special tour of an historic “tower” that is something to see.Culver City Historical Society
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1805 - MUSICIANS INSTITUTE
Huell gets a behind the scenes tour of this very special school which is nestled in the heart of Hollywood. The Guitar Institute of Technology opened its doors to full-time students in February of 1977, laying the foundation for the Musicians Institute. This world-class college has state of the art facilities and offers everything you need to succeed in the music industry.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1806 - LEMON LILY FESTIVAL
The Idyllwild Lemon Lily Festival highlights the uniqueness and rarity of one of Idyllwild's most precious native flowers. This beautiful lily that grows only above 4000 feet is a true gem. Join Huell and the good people of Idyllwild as they spend the day celebrating the Lemon Lily, there’s even a Lemon Lily song!
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1807 - LAPD MOTORS
Huell spends the day learning about the rich history of the LAPD Motor Officers who hop on a motorcycle to “protect and serve”. It’s hard to believe that this has been going on in Los Angeles for over a hundred years.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1808 - COW TONGUE
Huell's adventure all started because of his recent disparaging on-air remarks about what he quickly discovered is a culinary delicacy for many people. This episode features a visit to Langer's Deli and a taco stand near USC for some first-hand tongue tasting and also an appearance by our editor Michael Garber who is quite the tongue aficionado!
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1809 - PASTRAMI
Huell stops in at Langer's Deli on Alvarado Street which has been slicing up pastrami sandwiches since 1947. The he visits Johnnie's, a Culver City landmark since 1952 famous for their hot dogs, hamburgers, and of course, their pastrami!
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1810 - EPILEPSY
Huell learns all about epilepsy in a visit to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angels. Included is a short filmmade by Nathan Jones which shows the viewer what it is like to actually have an epileptic seizure.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1811 - BIG NUGGET
Huell attends the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo where a recently-discovered 100-ounce gold nugget is on public display. The "Washington Nugget" is the largest verifiable California gold nugget in existence. We also meet with the colorfuldealers and collectors who make this expo so unique.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1812 - STARR RANCH
Huell travels to Orange County to the Starr Ranch Sanctuary, owned by the California Audubon Society. He gets a special tour of the facility and takes a close look at their "Owl Cam" which is amazing.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1813 - PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS
Huell meets the photographers behind some of the most memorable and historical images of the 20th Century as he attends the opening of the 75th Anniversary Historical Photo Exhibit onboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1814 - QUILT SHOW
Join Huell at the Glendale Quilt Show where he meets some quilters and sees some amazing quilts.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1815 - DONUTS
Huell wants to find out why ever since 1938, Americans have been celebrating National Doughnut Day every first Friday in June. It was started by the Salvation Army to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. In this special, Huell pays homage to the venerable doughnut. From a visit to the Salvation Army to get a history lesson to an Indian restaurant and finally the El Mercado in East Los Angeles, it's a day spent celebrating deep fried dough.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1816 - CROSSROADS OF THE WORLD
Huell visits the iconic Crossroads of the World on Sunset Blvd. With it’s beautiful globe topped tower, Crossroads was designed originally as an international shopping center, and was Los Angeles' first outdoor shopping mall. Now used as office space, this is one Los Angeles gem that is still alive and well. As a bonus, Huell spends the last ten minutes of the show learning about the history of the “landscaped” billboards on Wilshire Blvd.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1817 - GLENDORA CASTLE
Huell has produced thousands of shows over the last 25 years and there have been many fan favorites. One of the all time greats has to be the old Videolog, “Rubel’s Castle”. Michael Rubel took Huell on the grand tour of his hand made home and charmed us all. Michael has since passed away and the Castle is now managed by the Glendora Historical Society with the help of Michael’s nephew Scott. Huell gets an update tour of this iconic location.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1818 - 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”.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1901 - 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.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1902 - PANORAMA UPDATE
Huell starts this update with clips from the original episode, then Huell heads to the new home of the Panorama and meets up with Sara to see what has changed and what you can expect if you choose to visit.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1903 - HOT PEPPERS
Huell's hot adventure begins at downtown Los Angeles's 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 foods.
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1904 - 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 its 50-year absence.
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