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Sticky Topic STICKY: Welcome back to the MN Forum!
 
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1) All messages from 2006 to 2013 have returned.  (Some of the dates may be a little screwed up but the messages should all be back online.) 2) Click "Register" to become a member.  While you DON'T need to belong to Facebook to use this Forum, Facebook users can set up their Forum accounts to work with the...
JasonLewis 0 353331
No New Posts Jim Rodgers - The People's Lawyer
 
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ANyone who lived in Marin and owned a TV must have seen this guy's commercials.. haha. There was the puppy one, the one where he makes an ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOS reference.. I remember seeing these all the time as a kid.. He had a TON of them.. I actually ran into him at SAMS in Tiburon a few y...
Tyler 4 1254
No New Posts Mill Valley business' long gone ( 1 2 )
 
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Pat and Joe's restaurant next to the Book/Bus Depot (a bank now?) The Palate with deck out back (Palate Burger) somewhere near the Sweetwater Hamby's next to Tam High The Canteen behind Tam High Jody's Junction at Almonte (I forget what it was) The french restaurant (Le Camambert ?) where the Dipsea C...
SteveC 96 13188
No New Posts Unknown Jerome's Cookies?
 
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Remember these cookies? They were shaped like noses!
Anonymous 15 8007
No New Posts Celebrity Sightings in Marin
 
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During the 50's through the 80's, what celebrities did you accidentally bump into around the county?
JasonLewis 33 4415
No New Posts Nave Lanes in Novato: any photos or memories of this place?
 
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I used to bowl here throughout the 70s and early 80s. Paul Panholzer was the proprietor, and the building had a really interesting design (some said ugly; some said beautiful) reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright (and the Civic Center!). I've got some pictures of the place right before it was torn down (...
Bumbleberry 5 2094
No New Posts Phone codes
 
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What were some of the early phone codes like YU3-5555? What did they stand for? Geograhical places in Marin or streets? What year did they phase the number starting with letters out? Can anyone recall any Marin ones?
Anonymous 28 2529
No New Posts Hamilton Air Force Base Trains
 
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Anyone have any memories of trains operating in Hamilton Air Force Base on the spur there? Be it Air Force switchers or NWP trains, I'd be interested to here any info. There was a spur that ran out to Ammo Hill and a very small amount of tracks are still there. Everything else gone. Would be interested to h...
ClydeRiceRoni 0 1745
No New Posts Golden Gate Bridge's 50th Birthday
 
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Did you attend?  Here's a video of a KTVU reporter, Elaine Corral, traveling to the very top of the bridge for its 50th birthday celebration.    
JasonLewis 0 932
No New Posts Tamalpais Theater (San Anselmo)
 
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I created a page devoted to the Tamalpais Theater in San Anselmo.  If you have any special memories from that theater, please share.  I remember seeing "Flash Gordon" there back in the...'70s?  Many birthday parties.  I think it had an upstairs deck.     Here's the page:  http://www.marinnostalgi...
JasonLewis 0 1067
No New Posts Unknown Museum
 
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What are your favorite memories of the Unknown Museum?  Click HERE to visit the MarinNostalgia page devoted to this special place and its curator, Mickey McGowan. -- Edited by JasonLewis on Tuesday 7th of January 2014 03:36:20 PM
JasonLewis 0 819
No New Posts Peacock Feathers and Hot Tubs anyone?
 
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Where were you when NBC broadcast the 1978 news special "I Want It All Now" about Marin County hosted by Edwin Newman? If you lived in Marin at the time, were you insulted by the program or did you think it was pretty accurate? If you lived somewhere else in the country, what were your thoughts? By the...
JasonLewis 14 2991
No New Posts 60's Rock 'n Roll Bands
 
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I remember some great bands played at our dances at College of Marin in the late 60s.  Buffalo Springfield, Janis Joplin and others.  does anyone else remember those days?
JudyO 1 1214
No New Posts Movies for a quarter?
 
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I remember in the fifties, going to the matinee at the Tamalpais Theatre and the Rafael. I think they were owned by Bloomfieldd or Bloomfeld ??? then. Anyway, sometimes they would raffle a Schwin bike which made going to the movies a really big deal. The price for a junior was 50 cents. I think p...
suzanne 4 883
No New Posts The Christmas House on Adobestone in Marinwood
 
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Does anyone remember the Stitham's "Christmas House" on Adobestone? I've got a video clip to add to the Spotlight section but I don't know much about when they started to doing it and when they stopped. Does anyone have any memories of this house?
JasonLewis 5 1305
No New Posts Sterling Hayden
 
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Sterling Hayden rented one of the pilothouses on the retired ferry 'Berkeley' which was tied up near the present day ferry landing in Sausalito, it is here where he wrote his autobiography 'Wanderer'. The Berkeley as I recall was also called the Trade Fair & other posters have mentioned it here....
Meadowsweet Rich 7 2109
No New Posts Movie Scenes Shot In Marin
 
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I'm surprised I couldn't find a thread on this. Some are posted in bits elsewhere on this site but I thought it deserved it's own. I'm sure there are lots more to post. I watched Magnum Force on tv tonight. I get the Harry Callahan movies mixed up. There is the one with the Larkspur railroad trestle...
SteveC 37 4536
No New Posts Movies shot in Marin County
 
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I was just looking through the trivia section on movies shot in Marin and there have been a bunch of them! "Julia," starring Julie Christie and George C Scott (about 1966) had several scenes shot at the estate at Keil Cove in Tiburon. "Experiment in Terror," (1961) a terrific fi...
bruce macgowan 11 4370
No New Posts Last Trains Out of Sausalito
 
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Here's a youtube video of a film made by Tom Slivka. Last trains out of Sausalito, Sterling Hayden's coach pushed out of Sausalito, delivery of those two cars that used to be (in the 80's at least, to my personal knowledge) down on the old tracks in vicinity Pine St.: http://youtu.be/klZDAvs_uRY?t=...
ClydeRiceRoni 0 725
No New Posts Film of Train on Tiburon Trestle
 
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From 5:40 to 7:00 of his 1950's era safety film there is a sequence shot on the Tiburon trestle. It's pretty cool. I'm sure some of you have already seen it but for those who haven't, see below.  This link starts the video at the beginning of the Tiburon sequence: http://youtu.be/Bt7bQTix3ck?t=5m42...
ClydeRiceRoni 1 707
No New Posts Watch Online: Clips From Movies Filmed In Marin
 
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Here's three clips of Tiburon and Sausalito movies that can be found online. They're cool.    Dark Passage (1947): The opening sequence of this movie includes: San Quentin, Paradise Drive (east shore of Tiburon), and the approach to the Golden Gate Bridge. You can find the DVD of this movie at local l...
ClydeRiceRoni 8 2611
No New Posts Koch Luggage
 
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Who else remembers Koch Luggage in Corte Madera ? Growing up in the area across 101 from Koch Luggage I remember thinking how cool the big sign was in front of the factory, it featured a futuristic X-15 type aircraft & a fiberglass suitcase with the company name in the center as I recall. Koch had a bi...
Meadowsweet Rich 14 838942
No New Posts San Rafael Halloween Haunted House
 
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Remember the Haunted House that used to be in the San Rafael Courthouse at Halloween time? It moved to the old library near/on Belle Ave near Dominican. If you have access to a poster advertising the Haunted House or possibly an IJ ad I would LOVE to see it.
4th Street Cruiser 3 580
No New Posts Strawberry Town and Country Village
 
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I moved to Marin in July 1964 and lived in an apartment on South Knoll Road. That was right behind where they were just building Strawberry Town and Country Village. Does anyone remember the name of the original restaurant that occupied the space that eventually became The Ancient Mariner, then...
Carol 4 934
No New Posts 420 Origin
 
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There have been many theories as to the origin of 420. I happen to have my own, but i don't want to "muddy the waters". Any feedback ? Rick. SRHS '76
Anonymous 7 978
No New Posts Tiburon 1964 Safeway
 
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There's an aerial view of Tiburon from the 1970s on this site showing the Safeway from about 1964 (now Bell Market) in the pyramid-roofed building in the upper right corner. The globe-shaped light fixtures barely visible in the right wall are still used today; http://marinnostalgia.org/slide...
Anonymous 2 827
No New Posts Trout at Fort Cronkhite
 
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Back in the 1970's people used to fish for trout in the little lagoon on the east side of the bridge that crosses the large lagoon on the way to Cronkhite beach, I wondered if the small lagoon was seperated from the larger one by some sort of floodgate, as I assumed the big lagoon was brackish water that tro...
Meadowsweet Rich 1 858
No New Posts Marin Hookers?
 
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Remember in the 60s & 70s when there were lots of street hookers in Marin? Some of them hung out right before the 101 Northbound entrance at the north end of Sausalito. The Canal area of San Rafael was another popular spot, especially in the area surrounding the Bermuda Palms Motel. Now all we have a...
HowieCA666 5 1901
No New Posts Waldo Tunnel (informal poll)
 
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Jason's recently updated the galleries and rooting around I came upon this shot of the Waldo Tunnel. It's in the Sausalito pre-1950s section, but I was wondering how many people here, besides me, know from their own perso...
Paul Penna 6 4007
No New Posts Phoenix Lake Drained
 
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The date on the slide mount is too faint to read, but otherwise it's like the ones I shot in 1964-5. I can't remember why they drained the lake. Anyone?
Paul Penna 11 4317
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