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May 21, 2012
Robert Redford Before his superstar days, Redford appear in the Oct. 20, 1961, episode, "First-Class Mouliak," directed by William Conrad of "Cannon" fame Sam Peckinpah "The Wild Bunch" director cut his teeth in TV. He directed the "Mon Petit Chou" episode that aired Nov. 24, 1961, with guest Lee Marvin Boris Karloff Karloff joined fellow movie monsters Lon Chaney Jr. and Peter Lorre in the "Lizard's Leg and Owlet's...
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
The Autry National Center of the American West is hoping lots of people will get their kicks by giving money online to help fund its coming exhibition “Route 66: The Road and the Romance.” The Autry, which will open the show June 8, joins the likes of the Louvre and the Smithsonian Institution's Asian art museums in using a “crowdfunding” site to lasso donations. The Autry can appeal to people who otherwise might not know of the L.A. museum's existence but are fans of Route 66 and its manifestations in pop culture.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
The Autry National Center of the American West is hoping lots of people will get their kicks by giving money online to help fund its coming exhibition “Route 66: The Road and the Romance.” The Autry, which will open the show June 8, joins the likes of the Louvre and the Smithsonian Institution's Asian art museums in using a “crowdfunding” site to lasso donations. The Autry can appeal to people who otherwise might not know of the L.A. museum's existence but are fans of Route 66 and its manifestations in pop culture.
TRAVEL
December 27, 2013 | By Marc Stirdivant
Williams, Ariz., also known as the Gateway to the Grand Canyon, was the last city on Route 66 to be bypassed by the Interstate Highway System. On Oct. 13, 1984, Interstate 40 opened and Route 66 through Williams was forgotten - almost. Over the years, Williams refused to turn its back on the Mother Road and has instead embraced Route 66. Dozens of businesses have been remodeled, and the historic downtown has been revamped, with new gift shops, restaurants and classic roadside motels all paying homage to America's Main Street.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 1991 | MARTIN ZIMMERMAN
"Route 66," an "Eye on L.A." segment airing today at 3 p.m., is one of those shows perfect for the VCR generation: It's not worth staying home to watch but is mildly entertaining enough that you might want to tape it to view at 3 in the morning when you're desperate. Really desperate. A one-man project by G. Bowdon Hunt--he produced, directed, photographed and, presumably, drove the truck--"Route 66" is the usual "Eye on L.A." fare but, for once, minus the jiggling bikinis.
SPORTS
December 24, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
The Secret Santa of Glendora works swiftly, cheerfully, her blond ponytail bouncing out from underneath her fuzzy red hat on this December afternoon as she glides from table to table. The guy eating the scrambled eggs gets a nudge about his sorry Raiders. The couple with the waffles gets an earful about that crazy Yasiel Puig. Statistics are liberally poured out like syrup. Opinions are plunked into the middle of the table like a bottle of hot sauce. She loves the Kansas City Chiefs.
TRAVEL
December 27, 2013 | By Marc Stirdivant
Williams, Ariz., also known as the Gateway to the Grand Canyon, was the last city on Route 66 to be bypassed by the Interstate Highway System. On Oct. 13, 1984, Interstate 40 opened and Route 66 through Williams was forgotten - almost. Over the years, Williams refused to turn its back on the Mother Road and has instead embraced Route 66. Dozens of businesses have been remodeled, and the historic downtown has been revamped, with new gift shops, restaurants and classic roadside motels all paying homage to America's Main Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
Aaron Leroux shot this photo near Barstow during a drive along Route 66 with a friend at dusk. He took the photo Saturday with a Nikon D7000. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our  Flickr page  or  reader submission gallery .  Follow us on Twitter  or visit  latimes.com/socalmoments  for more on this photo series.
NEWS
May 14, 1990 | MICHAEL HAEDERLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Truckers rolling through on Interstate 40 refer to this city of 20,000 on their CBs as "Drunk City, U.S.A." The label reflects Gallup's long-established reputation as a place where people--most of them from the nearby Navajo reservation--come to get drunk. Along Route 66 and its assortment of bars and package outlets, drunks slump against buildings a block from the Santa Fe train yard, where passenger trains bound for Los Angeles and Chicago stop each day.
OPINION
May 8, 1988
The story about Route 66 (Part I, April 15) brought back memories of my first trip on Route 66 as an 8 year old in 1933. We traveled from Lynwood to my grandparents in Ohio. Most of the desert was a roller-coaster ride with very few cars. A drink of water at a gas station in the desert was 5 cents because the water was trucked in. My father flashed the headlights at all California cars and they blinked back. Motels were scarce and we usually slept in the car, but one night we slept in a private home that took in tourists.
SPORTS
December 24, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
The Secret Santa of Glendora works swiftly, cheerfully, her blond ponytail bouncing out from underneath her fuzzy red hat on this December afternoon as she glides from table to table. The guy eating the scrambled eggs gets a nudge about his sorry Raiders. The couple with the waffles gets an earful about that crazy Yasiel Puig. Statistics are liberally poured out like syrup. Opinions are plunked into the middle of the table like a bottle of hot sauce. She loves the Kansas City Chiefs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
Aaron Leroux shot this photo near Barstow during a drive along Route 66 with a friend at dusk. He took the photo Saturday with a Nikon D7000. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our  Flickr page  or  reader submission gallery .  Follow us on Twitter  or visit  latimes.com/socalmoments  for more on this photo series.
NEWS
January 5, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
I've been trying in vain for the better part of a decade to get my family to take a road trip along Route 66. Nothing worked until my wife and daughter stepped onto the fake Route 66 in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure - and suddenly their interest piqued in the Mother Road. Photos: The real Route 66 inspirations for Disney's Cars Land In an attempt to close the deal on my dream vacation, I decided to search for the real-world inspirations behind the fictional town of Radiator Springs.
NEWS
November 15, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald
Two things consistently stand out for me about Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. First, the stepped-into-Oz themed land is so wonderfully immersive I always have to remind myself Anaheim is just behind the enveloping Cadillac Range. Second, the chock-a-block neon gulch exuberance of Cars Land flies in the face of every standard the famously fastidious Walt Disney set for his theme park empire. > Photos: Cars Land Christmas at Disney California Adventure The arrival of the first Cars Land Christmas combines both that whimsy and mayhem into a delightfully delirious twist on the traditional holiday festivities.
SPORTS
November 5, 2012 | By Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times
What is different about UCLA this season was clear to defensive end Datone Jones on Saturday night. The Bruins were putting the finishing touches on a 66-10 victory over Arizona. The Wildcats, Jones said, were not taking the thrashing well. "You could see it at the end of the game, a lot of Arizona guys were undisciplined," Jones said. "They were hitting us after the plays, throwing punches. We walked away. Last year, that could have been a big brawl. Last year, it was a big brawl.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2012
Robert Redford Before his superstar days, Redford appear in the Oct. 20, 1961, episode, "First-Class Mouliak," directed by William Conrad of "Cannon" fame Sam Peckinpah "The Wild Bunch" director cut his teeth in TV. He directed the "Mon Petit Chou" episode that aired Nov. 24, 1961, with guest Lee Marvin Boris Karloff Karloff joined fellow movie monsters Lon Chaney Jr. and Peter Lorre in the "Lizard's Leg and Owlet's...
NEWS
October 11, 1992
Actually, more than two generations of musicians have sung Bobby Troup's "Route 66," as your article suggests ("Still Getting Kicks on Route 66," Sept. 27). About four years ago, the British megagroup Depeche Mode came out with their version of "Route 66." That version of the song introduced me and many in my under-25 generation to the famed highway. ANDY HSIUNG Hacienda Heights
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2012 | Susan King
Contrary to popular belief, the Corvette convertible the characters Tod Stiles and Buz Murdock drove on the existential black-and-white 1960-64 CBS series "Route 66" was not red and white. "The original ones were blue," said George Maharis, 83, who starred as the handsome, dangerous and hotheaded Buz, who set out to travel the country with Tod (Martin Milner), a clean-cut young man who had grown up in luxury only to discover after his father's death that most of the money was gone.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
John Steinbeck dubbed the 2,400-mile ribbon of pavement America's "mother road. " A new study now confirms that Route 66 -- stretching from Chicago to Santa Monica -- also generates a mother lode of revenue for the small towns and businesses along its path. Each year, Route 66 travelers and those programs dedicated to preserving the historic landmarks along the road spend $132 million, according to a study by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the National Park Service, the American Express Foundation and others.
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