Burbank City Hall

Burbank City Hall

Here is a movie about Burbank which was recently posted on YouTube. It was filmed in 1952 and those of us who have been in Burbank recently will hardly recognize the city in the video. The 34-minute film has that old “school movie” feel, but it’s fun to see that some of the old buildings have survived, like the Burbank City Hall on Olive Avenue.

Foster's Freeze on Glenoaks.

Foster’s Freeze on Glenoaks.

I was in Burbank just two weeks ago for my brother’s wedding, and as we drove along Glenoaks, I got all excited when I spotted Foster’s Freeze! I remember eating ice cream there every summer. One of my siblings, though, informed me that there are many Foster’s Freeze locations in California, in fact, the company has been a California tradition since the mid 1940s.

Soft serve ice cream cone from Foster's Freeze.

Soft serve ice cream cone from Foster’s Freeze.

But for someone like myself who has not lived in Burbank since high school graduation, it was nostalgic to see this old place, with many happy memories of soft serve cones, ice cream sundaes and milkshakes.


About Katherine Crosier

I am an organist in Honolulu—a rare breed of folks who play the King of Instruments! Through stories, photos, and videos, this blog is a diary of my musical journey ... and my family just groans!

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  1. Steven Lester says:

    Now you did it. Sans Foster’s, DQ here I come.

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