Well, the Reunion Committee decided that if anyone wants to do any pre-reunion socializing, that we can all meet at Bob’s Big Boy in Toluca Lake (4211 Riverside Drive) from 11:30 to 2:00 on Saturday, October 12th.
I was surprised to find a Wikipedia entry for Bob’s Big Boy and learned that the restaurant chain was founded by Bob Wian in 1936. In fact the oldest remaining Bob’s Big Boy is the one in Toluca Lake. It was built in 1949 and designed by Los Angeles architect Wayne McAllister, who was credited with creating the restaurant’s drive-through design. I learned also that this restaurant has been named a California Point of Historical Interest and offers car-hop service on the weekends.
Apparently the Toluca Lake location has been patronized by Bob Hope and many movie personalities such as Mickey Rooney, Debbie Reynolds, Jonathan Winters, Dana Andrews, Martha Raye, Alexis Smith and Craig Stevens. Even the Beatles visited the Burbank location during their 1965 U. S. Tour.
Hope to see YOU there!