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Beany's Drive Thru - Long Beach, California - 1952-53
Vimeo ^ | 6 Months Ago | Win Edson

Posted on 05/20/2015 6:29:33 PM PDT by Wiz-Nerd

What a good time in America. Video at link.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Society
KEYWORDS: 1950s; america; beanysdrivethru; carhop
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1 posted on 05/20/2015 6:29:34 PM PDT by Wiz-Nerd
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To: Wiz-Nerd

That was fun. It is also my birth year.


2 posted on 05/20/2015 6:33:29 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Wiz-Nerd

How cool is that?


3 posted on 05/20/2015 6:34:26 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder
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To: Wiz-Nerd

Everything looks so wholesome. You would never guess the national insanity that was simmering, just waiting to boil over.


4 posted on 05/20/2015 6:36:23 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Cruz or lose!)
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Grew up in Lakewood, which is nearby to where Beany's used to be.

I remember the Clock and of course the Circle Drive, but Beany's was gone before my time. Judging from the video, it appears Beany's was at the corner of PCH and Alamitos Blvd.

Nearby was the Cinnamon Cinder (CC). Many acts played there over the years: Ike and Tiny, Righteous Bros. Joe Turner, Beach Boys, James Brown, John Lee Hooker etc.

6 posted on 05/20/2015 6:44:15 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (If Hillary was running against Satan, I'd probably abstain.)
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To: Wiz-Nerd
B T T T ! ! ! ©

7 posted on 05/20/2015 6:44:26 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FR. Donate Monthly or Join Club 300! God bless you all.)
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To: Wiz-Nerd

Went there a couple of times in my street racing days.


8 posted on 05/20/2015 6:50:05 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Wiz-Nerd

Those were good times. Had a cousin lived close to there, get a load of the cars and clothes.


10 posted on 05/20/2015 6:51:19 PM PDT by jazusamo (0bama to go 'full-Mussolini' after elections: Mark Levin....and the turkey has.)
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And when the cashier gave back too much change by mistake?

The patron said “ No, that’s not right”.


11 posted on 05/20/2015 6:55:21 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Michael.SF.
I know Lakewood well. Bellflower, too. North long Beach, etc.

I lived in Hawaiian Gardens when the local language was English. My brothers and I played on the 605 Fwy when it was being built.

12 posted on 05/20/2015 7:02:44 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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I ran across this footage about six months ago, but it was sans music. It’s quite akin to a lot of the chrome-era postcards I used to collect of roadside americana. Small-town street scenes, motels, diners, etc. The glimpse in the film of the marquee at the next-door drive-in theater is advertising “The Golden Hawk” (1952), a swashbuckler starring Rhonda Fleming and Sterling Hayden.

Had a drive-in restaurant of similar vintage here locally, with a somewhat similar architectural motif (although it dated to 1949). Closed-down quite a long time ago. The commercial landscape is so comparatively bleak and dreary nowadays. And the appearance of the patrons has devolved even moreso, to put it mildly. There’s such a visual third-world ugliness to America these days.


13 posted on 05/20/2015 7:06:43 PM PDT by greene66
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To: South40
I just remembered, on the hill next to the Circle Drive In is Long Beach Community hospital. I remember that patients on the east side of the hospital had the movie sound available in there rooms (this was in the late 60’s to early 70’s)
14 posted on 05/20/2015 7:16:32 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (If Hillary was running against Satan, I'd probably abstain.)
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To: Wiz-Nerd

That set up reminds me of the Inn N Out burgers who were also just starting up during that time frame.


15 posted on 05/20/2015 7:25:16 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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I remember the Clock

The Candlewood Country Club in La Mirada, not far from where I live, was called the Clock Country Club in the 1950's. It was owned by the restaurant chain. Back then, it was in the middle of nowhere, but the area was soon developed.

16 posted on 05/20/2015 7:42:01 PM PDT by Rufii
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To: Wiz-Nerd

Okay, I was born in 1954, lived 23 years in the Long Beach area, and went to Long Beach State.

I never heard of the place before. When did it open and close?


17 posted on 05/20/2015 7:46:46 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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In 60 years I hope that people don’t look back and think of 2015 as the “Good Old Days”.


18 posted on 05/20/2015 7:52:22 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Alamitos St. is way West of that. It was Ximeno Ave. at the Circle, and then in the sixties came Cinnamon Cinder.

My favorite in that Circle area was Oscars with the Hot deep dish peach pie, and hamburgers. Again that would be later in the sixties.


19 posted on 05/20/2015 7:56:07 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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BTW I grew up in Belmont Heights...Fremont, Jefferson, Wilson.


20 posted on 05/20/2015 7:57:29 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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