FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Postman Always Rings Twice…On Bel Aire Drive!

By On October 7, 2016


Most hardcore “Film Noir” fans are very familiar with the epic Movie “The Postman Always Rings Twice”.

postmanThis classic Noir Stars John Garfield and Lana Turner and is considered one of the must watch films of the genre. The original book was written in 1934 by James M. Cain and became a classic.

Did you know that the book was written in Burbank at 616 South Bel Aire Dr. in Burbank?  While no plaque marks the site, it is a place where a true Burbank Classic was created.

So if you are up that way take a look at a true landmark of literature, movie and Burbank History.


Get your Copy of Lost Burbank Now!
lost-in-burbank-book-coverSlowly fading with the city’s ever-changing landscape, the places and people of Burbank’s past tell a vibrant story. Before the arrival of Warner Bros. and Walt Disney, First National Pictures built  its original studio lot on Olive Ave in 1926. For over sixty years, Lockheed Aircraft Company produced some of the nation’s best airplanes where the massive Empire Shopping Center now stands. Heavyweight champion James Jeffries turned his Burbank ranch home and barn into a beloved landmark and boxing venue. Inventor Joseph Wesley Fawkes’s scheme to build a monorail to Los Angeles became a local laughingstock.  Diehard Burbankers Wes Clark and Michael Mc Daniel collect these and many more forgotten local stories where they can finally be found. 

Click HERE to Order Yours Now!

The authors will be doing a Multi Media presentation and book signing at the Buena Vista Library on November 30th at 7 pm. They will have a signing event at the AUTOBOOKS store on Magnolia Saturday December 3 From 10 am to 2 pm.