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"Americans are considered crazy anywhere in the world....

"...Hot dogs are sold from a structure built like and designated 'The Pup'. Ice cream cones come from a giant stucco ice cream cone, and neon proclaims 'Get the Chili Bowl Habit!' from the roofs of buildings which are indisputably chili bowls. Gasoline, oil and free road maps are dispensed beneath the wings of tri-motored transport planes, while the certified rest rooms, inspected hourly for your comfort, are located in the cabin of the plane itself."

Robert A. Heinlein, "'--And He Built a Crooked House--'", 1941

This amusing structure was apparently located near the corner of Ventura and Laurel Canyon Boulevards (about a ten-minute walk for me) in 1933. RAH lived about four miles south.

Michael Cassutt


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