One Response to “I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Yesteryear…”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    Some info on this MOST EXCELLENT STRUCTURE:

    The head rotated; the eyes, made from Buick headlamps, blinked; the sign: Hoot hoot, I scream, used elements of a theater marquee. For over 50 years, Tillie Hattrup ran this L.A.-area refreshment spot designed and built by her husband, Roy in 1926-27. It was demolished in 1979.

    Hoot-Hoot I Scream was on Valley Blvd in Rosemead. A year later it was moved to South Gate, in hopes of more business. In 1930, it was turned into a cafe and stayed in South Gate through World War II serving factory workers. After the war, the wrecking ball reduced the Hoot-Hoot Cafe to the history pages.