Video Village With Ask Chris: Tail o’ The Pup Pops Up On TV

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Thanks to my friend Jeff who sent over this clip from Adam-12. In this 1974 episode of Jack Webb’s Dragnet spin-off, Martin Milner and Kent McCord are sent to investigate an urgent parking emergency at the Tail o’ The Pup.  I love that glamorous Touch Of Evil tracking shot across the front of the restaurant and wish it had continued all the way down La Cienega. The wiener-shaped landmark has been in hiding since a never-built condo development sent it into storage eight years ago. Owner Eddie Blake is said to be entertaining offers to relocate the novelty restaurant. Where would you like to see the pup pop up?


Photograph by Alan Taylor


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  • Jenny Lens

    Alison, I noticed the ferris wheel in the background. Is that where Beverly Center is now located? I’ve seen photos and read about that, but I don’t recall ever going there as a kid. I’m a valley girl. Didn’t live in West Hollywood til I took punk photos, pre Beverly Center. I bet you know the details of that ferris wheel.