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July 26, 2013
In 1943, George Barris was a high school senior in northern California, still years away from designing custom cars like his original Batmobile for the 1960s Batman television series. As Barris approached graduation, his San Juan High School principal triumphantly announced the names of his classmates who would be future doctors and lawyers. But the principal told Barris - who quit his metal shop class dissatisfied over making drain pipes - that he would be “the least [likely] to ever succeed.” Nearly 70 years later, San Juan High School invited Barris back in 2012.
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By Zain Shauk | April 29, 2009
Thousands lined Olive Avenue on Saturday to cheer on TV stars, marching bands, the Batmobile and other paraders during a showcase that highlighted the city’s small-town charm and its ties to the entertainment capital of the world. Burbank on Parade, an annual community celebration featuring floats, equestrian groups and public officials, began in 1945 and continued Saturday with the theme “Burbank on Parade Goes Hollywood.” It opened with the John Burroughs High School Dance team wheeling a set of 9-foot-tall letters that resembled the Hollywood sign but spelled out “Burbank,” followed by a joint marching band performance from students at John Burroughs and Burbank high schools.
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By Matt Bellner | July 23, 2008
?The Dark Knight? is the biggest, baddest and best-reviewed movie of the summer. It?s no surprise that the caped crusader is going to break the bank when it comes to box-office records, but should you and your family spend your hard-earned bucks on this Batman sequel? To find out, just keep reading my review. In 2005, Warner Bros. breathed new life into the Batman franchise by releasing ?Batman Begins.? Those of you with incredible memory skills will remember that I didn?t like that film when I reviewed it for the paper, but ?
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By Joyce Rudolph | April 14, 2010
Longtime fans, like Jay Leno, and lookie-loos assembled at Community Chevrolet on Saturday to meet George Barris, auto customizer to the stars and movie directors, and his latest creations — the first two Barris Kustom 2010 Chevrolet Camaro “Spirits.” Barris drove the red customized Camaro 2SS RS earlier that day in Burbank on Parade. But at the dealership, the yellow model with purple detailing was taking center stage as Barris posed for photographers with VIPs.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | July 24, 2013
The annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic is ready to shift into high gear on Saturday with this year's event featuring a Red Carpet Expo with celebrity cars from the Petersen Museum and Warner Bros. The event will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. and cars will be lined up throughout downtown Burbank. Cars will include a 1971 De Tomaso Pantera owned by Elvis Presley, the "Greased Lighting" 1946 Ford from the movie "Grease," the 2001 Honda S2000 from "2 Fast 2 Furious," the General Lee from the original "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV series, the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine from the "Scooby-Doo" movies and the 1966 TV Batmobile designed by George Barris.
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By Anthony Kim | May 2, 2007
A squadron of World War II-era aircraft soared over Olive Street late Saturday morning, prefacing the patriotic atmosphere of the 25th annual Burbank on Parade. City officials, local business leaders and a host of eclectic presentations marched down the normally quiet community street with horses, carriages, marching bands and the Batmobile in honor of the nation's troops. And the fly-over by the Van Nuys-based Condor Squadron, a group of military enthusiasts with vintage aircraft, set the stage.
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By Joyce Rudolph | April 7, 2010
Burbank on Parade officials promise Saturday’s event will be packed with all the pageantry that’s created when the circus comes to town — including the big top itself. When deciding on this year’s theme — “Burbank on Parade Celebrates the Big Top” — organizers wanted something colorful and easy for people to come up with ideas for their entries, said parade President Linda Barnes. “The beginning of the parade will be spectacular, starting out with the letters spelling out Burbank, and we are actually going to have a big top tent,” Barnes said.
THE818NOW
By David Laurell | July 31, 2013
It's not every day, while on a stroll down San Fernando Boulevard, that Burbankers encounter the city's mayor behind the wheel of the Batmobile, the host of "The Tonight Show" stalled in the middle of the street dealing with mechanical problems and a cavalcade of classic film and television vehicles including Scooby-Doo's Mystery Machine, Bo and Luke Duke's General Lee, the Dark Knight's Tumbler and Starsky and Hutch's Ford Gran Torino. That, however, was just what thousands of locals and visitors did encounter during last Saturday's second annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic.
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By Joyce Rudolph | August 19, 2009
The new Picture Car Museum at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank is getting a lot of face time as tourists share the pictures they’ve taken on the VIP tours. The number of online posts is amazing because the attraction has only been open since July, said Danny Kahn, director of the VIP Tour. “We’ve seen hundreds of pictures from this area online,” Kahn said. The Ford Gran Torino from the Clint Eastwood-directed film “Gran Torino” is there, as is the Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine van, the Batmobile from Tim Burton’s 1989 “Batman” staring Michael Keaton and the Ford Anglia that flies in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
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THE818NOW
July 26, 2013
In 1943, George Barris was a high school senior in northern California, still years away from designing custom cars like his original Batmobile for the 1960s Batman television series. As Barris approached graduation, his San Juan High School principal triumphantly announced the names of his classmates who would be future doctors and lawyers. But the principal told Barris - who quit his metal shop class dissatisfied over making drain pipes - that he would be “the least [likely] to ever succeed.” Nearly 70 years later, San Juan High School invited Barris back in 2012.
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By Zain Shauk | April 29, 2009
Thousands lined Olive Avenue on Saturday to cheer on TV stars, marching bands, the Batmobile and other paraders during a showcase that highlighted the city’s small-town charm and its ties to the entertainment capital of the world. Burbank on Parade, an annual community celebration featuring floats, equestrian groups and public officials, began in 1945 and continued Saturday with the theme “Burbank on Parade Goes Hollywood.” It opened with the John Burroughs High School Dance team wheeling a set of 9-foot-tall letters that resembled the Hollywood sign but spelled out “Burbank,” followed by a joint marching band performance from students at John Burroughs and Burbank high schools.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Matt Bellner | July 23, 2008
?The Dark Knight? is the biggest, baddest and best-reviewed movie of the summer. It?s no surprise that the caped crusader is going to break the bank when it comes to box-office records, but should you and your family spend your hard-earned bucks on this Batman sequel? To find out, just keep reading my review. In 2005, Warner Bros. breathed new life into the Batman franchise by releasing ?Batman Begins.? Those of you with incredible memory skills will remember that I didn?t like that film when I reviewed it for the paper, but ?
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