That anniversary is only three years away. Just in case anyone wants to feel old.Maybe I'll wait for the cult favorite reissue 25th anniversary edition.
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=34.000055,-118.41794&daddr=Washington+Blvd.+intersection+Culver+Blvd.+in+Culver+City,+ca&hl=en&geocode=&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=15&rtol=1&sll=34.004147,-118.415194&sspn=0.020634,0.044117&ie=UTF8&ll=34.010408,-118.398371&spn=0.041266,0.088234&z=14Chronic, do you know where McLaughlin Ave. is? It's where I grew up and I wondered when you mentioned Washington Blvd. how far "Big Ed's" was from McLaughlin.
That's exactly what Hank said in Hollywood.[...] but the building was torn down years ago to make room for something new.
You're absolutely right - Big Ed's is now a Culver City parking lot; but my in-laws were there running the place from about 1980 to 1987 when it was condemned/torn down, including while Barfly filmed; they met Buk, and my father-in-law had to sneak him a drink once in awhile while his wife wasn't around... because of the bar's shape/size it was easy to get a camera dolly on both sides of the bar, so it was used frequently for location shoots - Streets of Fire, The A Team, Hunter, etc.. I think the relative bartender of Brigham Young's that you mentioned was named Bucky.. I have a shot my husband took years ago of Big Ed standing in the doorway shortly before the condemnation hearings began for the building.. I'm brand new to this site and can't figure out how to post the file but will try again soon. Thanks for the post!The bar was Big Ed's (prior to that Sarna's II).
No, please don't. I would rather you attach photos to the thread.https://bukowskiforum.com/showthread.php?6318-Posting-images-in-threadsTo post a photo, you need to host it on a site such as photobucket.