I feel like a kid in a candy store

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Helen Feinberg behind the counter at the Hollywood Bowl in 1968, just as I remember her. The candy counter, however, I remember as being A LOT BIGGER.

Helen and Joe, owners of the Hollywood Bowl, 1965.

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7 Responses to I feel like a kid in a candy store

  1. David S. Criz August 31, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    WOW What great photos !! The candy counter WAS a lot bigger !! Thanks Eileen ! I remember your mom at the grill lovingly making my cheeseburger and your dad patiently standing at the candy counter waiting for all of us to make our selections.

  2. Dave Gladsein September 1, 2012 at 4:59 am #

    Frances, you hit the mother lode, great pictures! I agree, I thought the candy counter was a lot bigger. Thank Eileen for sharing the photos. It means more to people than you might think.

  3. Harold Jacobson September 1, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    I spent most of my allowance in that store, on PENNY candy. Great times.

  4. Frances Archer September 1, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    Hi, Harold. Thanks for visiting. It seemed like the best place in our world at the time.

  5. Allan Monat October 19, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    I used to buy all of the great candy, but also the packets of baseball cards 5 to a pack including gum for a nickel. Then I would go over to Ronnie Hirch’s house with a few other neighborhood guys and lag the baseball cards in his basement. Somtimes I would come away with 30 or 40 baseball cards and somtimes I would leave with nothing. I would have to wait until next week when I received my allowance to stock up on candy and cards and do it all over again. I wish I still had those baseball cards now. They would be worth alot more then 5 cents.

  6. Frances Archer October 23, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    Allan, I forgot about all the cards they sold. Besides baseball cards, there were other collectible packs–but I forgot what they were. And there was a playground game with the cards, right? Can’t recall the details, but you flipped the cards or something like that.

  7. Stuart Linderman February 27, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    The playground game with trading cards was called “lagging”. It entailed sliding a card off a step onto the ground. If your card covered an one previously “lagged”, you owned it. Granite steps were preferred to sandstone or concrete because they didn’t chew-up your cards when sliding across. And, as I recall, there where certain rules concerning a legal “cover”. Something about the white border on the card. I remember some pretty heated contests. And pity the fool that lost his best “lagger” or other special card – the ransom to get it back was often painful.

    But the big “recess” game at Peterson School was pinners.

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