The Inspirational Sister Cities of Burbank, California
The Media Capitol of The World
For anybody that has been to Los Angeles, you will know how popular and exciting Burbank, California is for tourists. There is a plethora of new and traditional things to do when you are in this region of the city. For instance, you should check out Warner Brothers Studio, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen Show, Cavalia, The Sewing Lounge, Conan, Zombie Joe’s Underground Read the rest of this entry »
Burbank, California is not as popular as other California cities, and many people have never heard of it. Those who understand the media industry, however, understand that Burbank is the capital of the media world. However, it is not immediately apparent why this is so; here are some of the reasons why Burbank is such an important city in the media industry.
A big part of the reason why Burbank is the media capital has to do with its early history. Many companies chose to start in or relocate to Burbank, which allowed it to Read the rest of this entry »
It’s always interesting to know how cities get their name. Burbank, California, for example, was named after David Burbank, a dentist originally from New Hampshire. Born December 17, 1821, Dr. Burbank traveled west to California in the early 1850s, eventually settling in San Francisco.
Back then, the land known today as Burbank was held by two land grants, the Rancho San Rafael and Rancho Providencia, the latter of which was created in the year of Dr. Burbank’s birth, 1821. Although Dr. Burbank resumed his Read the rest of this entry »
It may have been infamously dubbed Beautiful Downtown Burbank on iconic television programs like Laugh In and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, but the viability of Burbank’s downtown is no joke.
Every day, Burkbank, California broadcasts media and entertainment across the entire planet from any one of its numerous iconic television and movie studios. Burbank truly is the nucleus of American media and entertainment. Each day an estimated one hundred thousand people show up for work in Burbank. It is a fantastic place to live, Read the rest of this entry »
California is many different things to many different people. When one thinks of the majestic and eternally sunny state that faces the Pacific Ocean, horses and horse riding does not generally come to mind. People envision the glitz and glamour of Rodeo Drive, and the iconic Hollywood sign that hovers above Los Angeles; in their mind’s eye they can see lush vineyards and the rugged cliffs along the Pacific Coast Highway. Who thinks about horses?
North of Los Read the rest of this entry »
Shoes, handbags and more. Women (and men) all love to shop. When you are going out for a day of shopping and want to find the best deals around, head to a local town center and round up all the deals you can find. At the beginning of summer find specials on summer wear such as shorts, tops and shoes. You may be amazed that the stars frequent the same places you do! Even stars like a good deal and you might even be wearing the same blouse or pair Read the rest of this entry »
Johnny Carson is definitely a part of the history of Burbank. When the tonight show first aired it was based in New York City. The show eventually moved to Burbank in May of 1972. Ed McMahon was Carson’s side kick on the show. He would introduce Carson, with the now infamous heeeere’s Johnny! He also warmed up the audience before the show commenced.
The Carson bandleader was Doc Severinsen. He led the band from 1967 in New York and then moved to Burbank Read the rest of this entry »
Bob’s Big Boy Restaurant located in Burbank, homesecuritytown.com/adt-home-security/Indiana/C/Clayton/, California is an example of Googie architecture that emerged in the 1950′s. This casual fun coffee house style of restaurant is related to the pavilions in the World’s Fair that are low with a horizontal roof. The freestanding sign on the restaurant is a unique feature that tourists will notice. The sign is vertical in relation to the low horizontal roof. The sign has pink and white letters that are neon. It can be seen from several streets away. The sign on the building is like a billboard advertising the restaurant. The sign is 70 feet tall. When light at night this sign attracts tourists to stop for something to eat at the diner with its unusual design.
This building was built by two local men Scott MacDonald and Ward Albert. The architect that designed this building was Wayne McAllister. In 1993 it was named as a state historical point by the state of California.The restaurant has car hop service and car shows on the weekends. The walkways around the building are green and black terazzo. It is a combination sit down restaurant and drive in with booths inside. It has a steel shaped awning on the building that give it this Googie architecture look.