Saturday, March 31, 2012

BHS Girls of '64 Rock at Bob's Toluca...

Thanks Pam Kirkwood for these fab fotos!

Fun Day today, Girls...Sorry Nancy, Gracie and Carole and the others couldn't make it...Maybe next time.

Love, Pam

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ceralbus Online has put some of our yearbooks online and here is the link for the Class of 1967 but you can also access the other years too:

The other years are:

B&W Photos from the LA Public Library

You may recognize a face or two :)

Source: Los Angeles Public Library

Photograph caption dated October 31, 1959 reads, "Members of Burbank-Valley Junior Garden Club display carousel exhibited in table setting contest at McCambridge Park Recreation Center. Among younsters who participated in events, from left, are Martha Oliver, Roland Young, Holly Smith and Cynthia Corey. Group is sponsored by Burbank-Valley Seniors Garden Club and is open to boys and girls 7 to 12 years of age. Meetings are held monthly at McCambridge."
NOTE: Roland is a BHS '67 grads (senior pic)

Joaquin Miller School, October 5, 1942, 1B, Miss Thias

1940 Photo of Highland dancers, taken at the Olive Recreation Center in Burbank. Mary McAvoy, is on the right.

1954 photograph caption dated reads, "Burbank's Tsuki-Teru Car Club includes among top club secrets meaning of name, whose Far eastern characters are inscribed on club plaque. Beautiful jackets are made of 100 per cent Orlon, softest and lightest in weight of synthetic fabrics. Left to right are President Dick Lewis and Glen Hooker, vice president."

The San Val at night

The San Val Drive-In Theatre in Burbank. It was the second drive-in theater built in California, in 1938, and was located at 2720 Winona Street, at San Fernando Road. It was designed by Clifford Balch and managed by the Pacific Theatres chain until it closed in the mid l970s.

Exterior view of a large brick house located on Bethany Road, 500 block north, Burbank.

Burbank High School

Burbank High School

Ariel view of Burbank High School

View of Olive Avenue, looking north from San Fernando Road in 1911.

View looking at the business area on San Fernando Road in Burbank, Calif. Many cars are either parked by the curbside or traveling on the road. 1947

View looking up Olive Avenue in Burbank, Calif. Many cars are parked by the curb. Central Drug Co. and Hotel Marion can be seen on the left corner of Olive Avenue and San Fernando Road intersection. 1927

Photo shows how main street--San Fernando Boulevard--of Burbank looks today. View is looking north from Verdugo Avenue. What once was a sheep ranch is now a thriving "junior metropolis." City has emerged from a 20-year coma that followed collapse of its christening boom. Population is expected to reach 1,000,000 by 1960. Photo dated: May 3, 1951.

Panoramic view of Burbank looking north on Olive Avenue at the intersection of San Fernando Road on November 6, 1954, taken from the top of the Security Building. Note the new city hall a block away on the left, built in 1942 at a cost of $335,000. Note the pepper trees are gone.

33 students from 18 countries visit a school in Burbank to see the operation of American classrooms on November 16, 1956.

Kathie Schmidt, Randie De Leon, Wanda Van Hoye, dog "Sandy" and mother of Kathie in the doorway, as the children set off to George Washington School, Burbank, on September 14, 1953.

Donnie De Leon, who is only 3 years old, is going to be a very lonesome boy. For three months, as the youngest of the "gang," he had the time of his life playing with his brother and neighborhood kids. Now, the "gang" is going away...away to school, and Donnie is the one they left behind on September 14, 1953. Bidding him goodby are, left to right: Valerie Chamblin, 10; Sylvia Odekirk, 10; W. Van Hoye, 5; George Van Hoye, 7; Cathie Schmidt; and Randie De Leon, 5. The children attend Washington Street School in Burbank.

Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion, sends his congratulations to David Starr Jordan Junior High School of Burbank through Douglass Gifford, student (left). Marciano recognized school for support of Save the Children Federation program. Photo dated: April 15, 1955.

Exterior view of Café Blue Evening, located on Park Ave. and Riverside Dr. in the city of Burbank. This photo was taken from across the street and shows a two-story "beach home", complete with two rooftop terraces, beach umbrellas and lounge chairs. The Café Blue Evening sits on a corner lot with a view of the mountains in the background. Photo dated: 1936.

Photograph caption dated July 6, 1959 reads, "Four-year-old Mark Malone of Burbank sticks to old-fashioned firecracker as his buddies, Myron Lieberman, 18, center, of Burbank, and Leston Newbill, 17, of Burbank, prepare to launch three-stage rocket they built for July Fourth celebration."

Photograph caption reads: "Walter French, center, member of the Burbank Board of Education, inspects list of awards won by Burbank students in the Ford Motor Co. Industrial Art Awards contest as four of the city's 13 winners look on. They are, from left to right, Louis Reed and Conrad Morse, of Luther Burbank, and Dave Anderson and Alfonzo Lucero, of John Muir". Photograph dated: Oct. 19, 1953.

Photograph caption reads: "NRA instructor Charles Crocker, standing, gives dry firing instruction to four of his top Junior shooters. From left, Tony Alcorn, 15; Bob Lee, 14; David Brick, 17; Rich Taylor, 14, all Burbank boys are taking sight at training target. Youths train and fire .22-caliber bolt action rifle at McCambridge Range. These boys will represent the Juniors in team competition." Photograph dated: May 1, 1959.

From left to right : Carole Campbell, Van Nuys High School songleader; Brian McClanahan, Burbank High School Yell King; Jerry Allenbaugh San Fernando Valley High School Yell King and Ronne Troup, North Hollywood High School songleader.

Photograph caption dated August 22, 1959 reads, "Will Skate In Show. Brian McClanahan, 14, helps his sister Dale, 11, into old Cadillac in which they will ride to help publicize Sept. 11 and 12 performances of "Roaring 20s" this year's Schramm's Ice Show at Burbank Starlight Bowl."
NOTE: Dale is a BHS '65 grad (senior pic)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cool Dudes Chuck Gilkey and Jim McKenzie (BHS '62)

Received this great photo from Jim McKenzie today... Click here to see their seniors photos!

On the left is next door neighbor, Chuck Gilkey circa 1960 in beautiful downtown Burbank, CA. Two cool looking dudes. :))

Friday, March 23, 2012

Barbara Jonkey Hastings, BHS '65, Passed Away

Please keep Barbara's family in your prayers...

March 22, 2012

It's with great sadness that I write to let you know that our classmate, Barbara Jonkey (Hastings), passed away this morning in her sleep from lung cancer. She did not tell friends, choosing to live her life to the fullest and always keeping a positive attitude that she would be fine and the cancer would be beaten. Barbara's father is currently in the hospital recuperating from surgery, so memorial services will be pending until he recovers. I will let you know as soon as I hear anything else.

My sincere regrets,
Trudie Lombard Hentze
BHS 1965

Memorial Services for Barbara Jonkey Hastings (BHS 65) will be held on Saturday, May 5th, at 1:00 PM at the First Christian Church of Burbank, located on the corner of 6th and Angeleno. The actual address is 221 South Sixth St, Burbank 91501. There is only a small parking lot and the rest is on the street, so I recommend car pooling and/or arriving early.
Trudie Lombard Hentze
BHS 65
Home: 818-848-6561
Cell: 818-687-7971

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Burbank High School Alma Mater

The Alma Mater of Burbank High as remembered by the Class of 1968!

The Burbank High Alma Mater

by Katherine Crosier
When I went to our 40th Class Reunion in 2008, a lot of people recognized me, and I must confess that without photo name tags, I would have had a hard time remembering people. And it was not because just a month earlier, I had undergone surgery for a (thankfully) benign brain tumor. It was also because when the Burbank High administration found out I could play the organ, I played the Alma Mater at the end of all school assemblies. I didn't just play the song for our own grade — I remember being yanked out of class to play the Alma Mater for other grades, too!
Here are the words, in case you have forgotten them:
Hail, Burbank High School.
The Blue and White wave high;
To our own dear high school,
We raise it to the sky;
All honor to thee we sing,
Oh, long may our praises ring.
Hail, Burbank High School!
Hail! Hail! Hail!
You can sing along with this little slideshow I created here.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Glenn Brown, BHS '73 (1955-2012)

March 9, 2012 Burbank Leader

Glenn A. Brown, Jr. Esq.

October 1, 1955 to March 1, 2012

Glenn was a beloved son, brother, uncle and a graduate of Burbank High School ’73, UCLA’78 B.A in History, Loyola Law School ’82 J.D., Cum Laude. As a young person he achieved the honor of Eagle Scout and enjoyed playing the trumpet in the Burbank High School marching band. At UCLA he participated on the debate team, became an avid UCLA sports fan and created life-long friendships.

For the past 30 years, Glenn was engaged in all phases of litigation, arbitration, mediation and settlement. He served at Wasserman, Comden and Casselman from 1987-2002 (achieving partner in 1997). He was an Arbitrator with LA Superior Courts since 1988, a Mediator with LA Superior Court and an Attorney Settlement Officer with US District Court.

His passion was UCLA athletics which inspired him to create the website – that contains many of his photos of UCLA athletics. He noted that the heartbeat of the site was to give a perspective of a Bruin athletic event as seen by a UCLA fan from pre-game, game and post-game activities.

He is survived by his parents, Martha & Glenn Brown, sisters Carol Chapman and Wendy Day-Brown, nieces Marissa & Kia Chapman and nephew Tyler Day Dykhuizen. Glenn was preceded in death by his niece Hillary Chapman and brother-in-law Charles Chapman.

Good-bye Glenn, we miss you.

A Memorial service was held on March 9, 2012 at Pierce Brothers Mortuary in North Hollywood. Donations in Glenn’s memory can be made to the Wooden Athletic Fund at UCLA.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Burbank On Parade April 14, 2012

Hi to All......the Burbank On Parade will be Sat April 14th .....if you plan to participate please contact Joyce ( or Cathy ( I'm in the process of moving and am not sure I will be there........thanks, Linda Lee

Alumni Drill Team Burbank on Parade 2011:

Burbank on Parade 2010:

Parade Website:

On Facebook:

Friday, March 2, 2012

BHS '64 Mini-Reunion at Dentist Office!

From Pam Kirkwood on Facebook...

"It's always an '"event' to go to the dentist for a check-up, when your dentist is Dr. Rees Smith (Burbank High Class of '64)... Today, while at Rees' office, Jon and I met up with June and Mike Cummings (Burbank High Class of '64). Our appointments were pretty close to the same times, so the 4 of us went out to a great Mexican Lunch at Granada's... Sadly, Rees had another patient and was unable to join us... but, we were able to snag him to get this picture..."