San Francisco from the Hamon Tower on Flickr.
Huell Howser, the folksy host of “California’s Gold” and other popular public television travelogue programs, has died. He was 67.
Famed for blurting out “That’s amazing!” or “Oh my gosh!” during interviews, Howser, who died last night, had recently retired from making original episodes of “California’s Gold,” in which he traveled around the state tracking down interesting people and places. The program aired statewide on public TV stations.
The Tennessee native’s retirement was announced on Nov. 27.
Photo: Howser interviews a student at Evans Adult School in Los Angeles. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times
R.I.P. Huell Howser (1945-2013), California’s long-time TV gem and first person ever allowed to film inside an In-and-Out store.
RIP Huell Howser. Thanks for everything.
Advent Calendr | December 20
Agate Cameo Ring, Roman (in a modern gold setting), A.D. 400–500. The J. Paul Getty Museum
Social Malpractice Publishing is exhibiting at the first ever Los Angeles Art Book Fair at the LA MoCA! Come on by January 31st through February 3rd to see an obscene amount of artist books, and maybe even give Jeffrey Deitch a pinch on the behind!
Presented by those lovely folks at Printed Matter.
…What’s awfully nice about the whole thing isn’t that they’re just responding to criticism of having no quality options by simply putting in a new Wolfgang Puck’s or some other name-dropping eatery and calling it a day. Instead, they’re actually taking established Los Angeles icons and bringing them to those making a first impression of the city. “Get a little taste of L.A. during your short layover,” seems to be the thought process here…