Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 8, 2010, 11:01 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Just catching up on "Feedback" and read that Dewey had passed!! We've been friends on FB for a short time, he was so happy about getting married.. What a bummer! Remember the movie "Them", "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and one more that bothered me as a little feller and I can't remember the name of it..A little boy was awakened and looked out his window to see a spaceship land...The parents got little goodies inserted in their noggins..The Martian leader was a head in a "Sno-Globe"..!
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 8, 2010, 6:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Bruceville, TX
Message: I remember getting lunch from the cafeteria window. My favorite was some sort of bar-b-que or sloppy joe type sandwich on a hamburger bun. Usually went inside the cafeteria only when it was raining.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 7, 2010, 7:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Parker, AZ
Message: For some reason, my favorite dish from the walk-up window at the cafeteria was the "dinner" rolls with butter. I don't know if it was because they were home made or what. But I always got at least two along with my "bean" burger.
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 7, 2010, 6:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Sherry, Blame Donny Brann for those pigeons ;-) He used to raise them on 129th and Inglewood Ave.
Name: Sherry Ward ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 7, 2010, 5:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Somewhere in Tennessee
Message: I used to love the dill pickle and cheese sandwiches from the walk up window for lunch. The morning always started off better with some hot chocolate, too. Do you remember how the pigeons used to sit on the edge of the roof on the front of the cafeteria building? Well, I remember one morning when a very hateful pigeon dropped one not just in my hot chocolate, but on my upper lip at the same time. Still a very icky memory!
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 7, 2010, 3:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: In my four years at Hawthorne I ate only once inside the cafeteria. That particular day at the beginning of my freshman year I think a monsoon was falling so I ran for cover. All my other visits were to the walk-up window. Burgers and tamales were good enough for me and it was much quicker. I do remember often getting several pieces of black licorice for one cent each with my burger. And sometimes using that same licorice as a quasi-pea shooter in my next class. How I never got caught doing that I’m not sure but I never did.
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 7, 2010, 1:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview Fl.
Message: Wade - Ditto , We will miss Dewey around here yet we hold to the Grace & Hope of once again being together in Spirit, Diane nice to know your in touch. Strictly Cougar / HHS related for some odd reason my mind wandered back to the north side of the Cafeteria , the old walk up window -Is It Just Me, or did the "to-go" Chili Tamales with Cheese & Onions taste better from that window than from in Lunch Line inside? Of course I must admit sometimes I prefered the Chili (Burger) Size. Does anyone else have any recollections of the Cafeteria Side Walk Up Window?
Name: Bob Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 6, 2010, 6:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Attention Hawthorne History Buffs: Hawthorne City Clerk, Norb Huber will be hosting a meeting to start a Historical Society for Hawthorne on Thursday, October 14 at 6PM at the Hawthorne Memorial Center on El Segundo Blvd., just east of Prairie. Parking available in the front and rear of the building. Anyone interested please attend, bring your stories, etc.
Name: Marquis Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 6, 2010, 1:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: lancaster TX
Message: Why don't they sell lettermans jackets????
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 6, 2010, 6:35 am - HHS Time
City & State: West Hills Ca/Santo Borracho A
Message: All this talk on these old movies etc, made me check out HULU TV on the web. Check it out! I just watched the very first Lone Ranger!! Talk about memories ... Sorry JB I know it's not HHS related .... but it jogs ones memory ... Im laid up in bed and just checking out HULU TV .... Enjoy ... HHS RULES!!!!!
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 5, 2010, 9:39 pm - HHS Time
Message: Really Judy. The tingler!
Name: Judy D.b. ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 5, 2010, 1:45 pm - HHS Time
Message: Al Rocca, Gee, I almost forgot "THE TINGLER." The idea behind it was that it only grew in people that had tremendous fear.. & when they surgically pulled it out of a dead body (that of a mute that couldn't scream for fear ) the TINGLER looked (a shadow only) like a huge caterpiller. So when it got loose in the theater we were told by Vincent Price to "stay calm" or the tingler would find and grow in you. How's that for impossible tasks. A theater full of scared kids, screaming with their legs up in the air and told to stay calm.. Thanks for the memory.
Name: Al Rocca ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 5, 2010, 11:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: mesa,az
Message: I think the Plaza was the best for scary movies and I think I saw them all. One of my favorites was The Spine Tingler (although I have seen it lately and was pretty cheesy). I remember hearing that the theaters were putting devices under some seats to vibrate and scare the crud out of you. I don't know if that really happened but I do remember a girl screaming saying she felt something run by her leg...probably a rat as the Plaza had many.
Name: Barbara Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 5, 2010, 10:35 am - HHS Time
City & State: El Segundo
Message: Any word on John Crotty?
Name: Rick Weaver ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 4, 2010, 9:53 am - HHS Time
City & State: Bedford, NH
Message: Carl Johnson, yes Lamont Colwell was one of the kids in The Birds. The Colwells lived a few doors down from us on 132nd Street. I don't really remember going to the Plaza much - certainly not for scary movies. We used to go to the Imperial theater in Inglewood and the LaMar in Manhattan Beach. Plus, we spent A LOT of time at the Roadium drive-in. I used to go with Bryan Bianchi all the time as his Uncle owned it (along with the Paramount Drive-In). For me, the most scared (or maybe just startled) I've been at a movie was watching the original "Alien" on the day it came out. We saw it at a midnight showing at the National Theater in Westwood. The theater management decided it would be appropriate to set the A/C to "frigid", so we were all cold when we walked through the doors. Between shivering due to the temperature, sitting on the edge of my seat and jumping out of my skin SEVERAL times, I will say it was my most memorable theater experience. I was exhausted when it was over... I'm glad to hear about the football team - go Cougs! We can relate to a losing team - our town built a new high school 3 years ago (their first one) and the first year we only had Freshmen and Sophomores. No wins our first year. Last year we won two games. This year, now that we have Seniors, we are undefeated (so far) with 186 points scored vs. 43 points scored against us. So take heart Cougs - there is hope! Ciao for now, Rick Weaver
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 4, 2010, 8:56 am - HHS Time
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: In response to Carl Johnson's question about Lamont Colwell, he and his younger brother were working actors in the early60's. Lamont is one of the children who run downhill from the schoolhouse, and he is most visible in profile.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 3, 2010, 10:28 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: From the score, it actually sounds like it might have been a pretty good game. Jorge
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 3, 2010, 9:39 am - HHS Time
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: John, man, I forgot about that. I did hit the deck. But that was after a couple of "Big Guy" lemonaids and no dinner, as I recall. And if I'm not mistaken, the movie was "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" after the 'electro shock' scene. I know, I know. What a wimp, hey?
Name: Carl Harrison ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 3, 2010, 8:42 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: COUGAR PROUD! The losing streak is over! Cougars won last night. It even made the front page of the Breeze!
Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 2, 2010, 10:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sacramento valley AZ
Message: On Gene Autry, My cousin owns a satellite TV CO, Back in the late 80s I would help him with service calls, One I was lucky to be on was at Gene Autrys house, Doris Donaldson is right on the money! He was a true cowboy and down to earth kinda guy! He asked us "You boys want to see a ball game?" Well heck ya! When the owner of the Angels asks you that Duh! so he had his Wife set it up, She is very sweet too, she said just tell them your name and you will get in no tickets needed, So we get there at the gate we were supposed to go and they had a car escort us right up to the stadium, They guide us through a private entrance and right to our seats over the Angels dugout! Thru the game, one by one, the players came out and greeted us! Like we were some kinda VIP's! Every dog has its day and this one sure did! Thanks Gene!
Name: Jean Macernie ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 2, 2010, 6:54 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Albq NM
Message: I have been trying to think of the scary movie that I saw at the Plaza....Tom Shelley brought it up! The House On The Haunted Hill...Scared me to death! Also, like Janet Humphreys, I thought the Blob was green too....I thought slime was always green...not red.....jello is red! My biggest memory of the Plaza is sneaking up stairs where they kept the projector and film etc. It was a forbidden place to me...so I had to check it out. I'd always run out of there cause it seemed scary. Did that at other theaters too...
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 2, 2010, 3:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: All I have to say to BLOB and ARMAND is that you really missed an all-time GREAT kid experience having not gone to the Plaza Theater! I wasn't permitted to read spooky comic books, listen to creepy radio shows, nor was I allowed to go to scary movies. HOWEVER! Somehow, my Mom slipped up and let me go with a little boyfriend (my first date!) when I was 12 (1952) and I sort of saw "THE THING". I spent a lot of time on the floor facing the seat and screaming! And as far as "PSYCHO" goes, my brother saw it, recited the movie to me, beginning to end, and I STILL can't sleep when I think of it! WHOA! I have since seen it and now I just laugh at what we used to think was so scary! Sharon's story about hiding in the tub was HILARIOUS! ONLY your Mother, Sharon ... I LOVE HER! Oh yeah! And Gene Autry was my favorite cowboy of ALLLL TIME! Cuz he was a REAL cowboy and always seemed so humble and down-home.
Name: Adrianne Dealejandro ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 2, 2010, 1:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Ray Milland, Man With The X-Ray Vision. Exorcist. I couldn't watch it for many years after it came out, and that was in a home with a lot of people around me.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 2, 2010, 11:01 am - HHS Time
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: I had to chime in on this one. I remember an evening back in the late 50's when a few of us were hanging out in Bob Fraser's converted garage. We were probably playing blackjack and certainly listening to 'doowop' records. After a couple of hours of that, we decided to go to the 'Plaza'. They were showing "The House on the Haunted Hill". It was a week night and there were not more than a dozen other people in the theater. We took our seats and were slouching with our feet on the backs of the row in front of us; laughing and joking. After all, we were a bunch of macho, tough teenagers. No movie was going to scare us! The first scene in that movie was the first time I had seen the use of a "hand-held' camera. It was following one of the characters down a darkened hallway to a very effective music track. Suddenly a closet door was swung open and the camera zoomed in on a grotesque, hanging creature. Well, there were a half dozen audible gasps from this tough group...my leg locked up on the seat in front of me and a least one of our group nearly slipped out of his seat to the floor. And let me tell you, there wasn't another sound in that theater for the rest of the movie. Great memories, good friends. I miss it. Tom
Name: Sherry Ward ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 2, 2010, 2:38 am - HHS Time
City & State: Somewhere in Tennessee
Message: All this scary movie talk reminds me of the time my brother John Rout and his buddy Bill Daquila wanted to go to the movies, but they couldn't go unless they took their little sisters, Sandy Daquila and myself. The boys took us to see Fall of the House of Usher with Vincent Price. Sandy and I sat huddled together, SCREAMING through the film, while our loving brothers laughed themselves silly at us. Hey, he's not called Dabully for nothing!! Just kidding, bro....really!
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 1, 2010, 7:40 pm - HHS Time
Message: Psycho with Janet Leigh. A friend of mine saw it and told us about it. I was so scared to take a shower for a long time after that. I wouldn't take one if I were home alone. I never wanted to see the movie after that. As for side kicks, Red Ryder and Little Beaver (Bobbie Blake)
Name: Janet Humphreys ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 1, 2010, 3:37 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Calif
Message: I still remember the BLOB as being GREEN rather than red from blood (eewwww)....was that in my mind or was the movie in black and white and I only visualized it as green??? (must be getting late in the day on a Friday).
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 1, 2010, 3:34 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Clemente, CA
Message: Oh yeah Sue and I used to watch Hot Rods to Hell on TV matinees on weekends. It was so "racy" just to see the word "Hell." Steve had to take us with him to the movies on Saturdays, we went to the theater on Imperial at Western I think- there was a little store next door and all the kids bought penny candy at the store, (can you believe we bought Smith Bros cherry flavored Cough drops as candy?) They put the candy in a tiny brown paper bag, and the theater didn't care if you brought it in. We saw The Crawling Hand, Jason and the Argonauts, Sinbad... I'm sure there are other swashbucklers that I'm forgetting... which one had the swordfighting skeletons?