National Geographic : 2005 Feb
FROM OUR ARCHIVES Flashback GREAT GRAY OWLS Cold Comfort Attention-getting structures like Los Angeles's Hoot Hoot ice-cream stand-with a head that spun like a real owl's and eyes that glowed at night -appeared along roadsides all over America in the 1920s. As automobiles became more popular, the shape of these buildings conveyed the nature of their merchandise to customers zooming by. Exactly why the Hoot Hoot's owner used a giant bird to help sell ice cream has been lost to history. The business has long since flown the coop. Today a Mexican restaurant stands in its place. -Margaret G. Zackowitz WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE You can access the Flash back photo archives and send electronic greeting cards at nationalgeographic .com/magazine/0502. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (ISSN0027-9358)ISPUBLISHED MONTHLY BYTHENATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY114517THSTNW,WASHINGTON, DC20036-4688.$34.00AYEARFORU.S.DELIVERY, $6.00 PERSINGLECOPY(INCLUDES POSTAGE ANDHANDLING). INCANADA, AGREEMENT NUMBER40063649,RETURN UNDEUVERABLE CANADIAN ADDRESSESTO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, POBOX4412STN.A,TORONTO, ONTARIO M5W3W2.UNITEDKINGDOM NEWSSTAND COVERPRICE£3.60.PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAIDATWASHINGTON, DC,ANDATADDITIONAL MAIUNGOFFCES.POSTMASTER: SENDADDRESS CHANGESTO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, POBOX63002,TAMPA, FL33663-3002MEMBERS: IFTHE POSTAL SERVICE ALERTS USTHATYOURMAGAZINE ISUNDEUVERABLE, WEHAVENOFURTHER OBUGATION UNLESS WERECEIVEA CORRECTED ADDRESS WITHINTWO YEARS.