Legendary World War II veteran Audie Murphy plays a major role in Patrick Curtis’ charming childhood memories about horsing around the neighborhood in the 1950s.
Surrounded by a high wall capped with broken bottles stood the home of Dracula! Bela Lugosi had lived in this strange house on Whipple Street for as long as we could remember.
Some of us may remember when our Toluca Lake community and world were turned sideways by another virus: polio.
It was a hot, sticky Saturday in July 1949. By 1:30 or so, there was a whole posse of cowboy actors heading to their favorite watering hole, the Smoke House Restaurant.