On the first block of petaluma boulevard north, in a lot next to the mystic theatre, a young richard dreyfuss pulled off one of films most memorable stunts and a cop car lost its back end. American graffiti acts almost as a milestone to show us how far and in many cases how tragically we have come. Salute to american graffiti archives positively petaluma. Book of lovethe monotonesoriginal song1958 youtube. Discographies unofficial american graffiti homepage. Steven and curt richard dreyfus are leaving for college. Over the course of a long last night, steven and laurie cindy williams resolve to date others, while curt chases a mysterious blond woman suzanne sommers in a tbird. Petaluma s salute to american graffiti will be celebrating our 15th year in 2020. The event is an annual celebration of american graffiti, classic american cars, cruising the main drag, rock n roll music and the happy days of the 50s and early 60s. We would like to say thank you to our sponsors, donors, volunteers, vehicle entrants, and visitors for your past and present support.
Come for a tasty meal at graffiti in petaluma that the whole family will love. Original movie soundtrack for the classic american graffiti i dont own any of the music or pictures seen in this video. Graffiti restaurant now closed new american restaurant. Provided to youtube by the orchard enterprises the great pretender the platters only number one. He encounters many adventures in just one summer night. American graffiti is a comingofage dramedy set in modesto, calif. I little before my time but blame my dad for getting me into the oldies american graffiti stars richard dreyfuss, and ron howard a couple of high school grads spend one final night in 1962 cruising the strip. Petaluma has been and still is the quiet hometown that you see in a lot of movies. Petaluma celebrates 45th anniversary of american graffiti. Watch the opening scenes of george lucass 1973 classic american graffiti. Petalumas salute to american graffiti celebrates its 15th year in 2020. They have a great outdoor dining area and a banquet room for large parties.
Kip pullmans american graffiti blog is the best and most successful web tribute to the 1973 film classic, american graffiti. Movies like peggy sue got married, howard the duck, heros, tucker, and the most famous one, american graffiti. Saturday might have been the end of the world for some. According to the hollywood reporter book of boxoffice hits by susan sackett published by billboard publications, american graffiti was shot entirely on location in san rafael and petaluma, small northern california towns. An annual salute to american graffiti honors george lucas timeless, comingofage film, american graffiti, most of which was filmed in petaluma in the early summer of 1972. Today marks the anniversary of american graffiti, the greatest movie that george lucas ever directed fight me, nerds. Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurants extensive drink list. Petalumas salute to american graffiti cruisein and kickoff social. Graffiti restaurant, restaurants business in petaluma. It started a cruising craze in san rafael, petaluma and santa rosa, ca that lasted through the 1970s. Location of the drag race at the end of american graffiti. George lucas shot 1973s american graffiti, the classic tribute to american teenhood and automobiles, largely on petaluma boulevard and its surrounding streets. Kip pullmans american graffiti blog is the best and most successful.
The cd features the single version of the song which concludes by repeating the verse but when i kissed the. Petalumas salute to american graffiti will be celebrating our 15th year in 2020. Grab your favorite squeeze, jump into your hot rod, candycolored screamin machine or the family car for that matter, and cruise on back to the happy days of the 50s and 60s. The 10 best restaurants in petaluma updated april 2020. American graffiti book of love the monotones youtube. It is with your support that we have been able to help our community in so many ways. American graffiti is a 1973 american comingofage comedydrama film directed and cowritten by george lucas starring richard dreyfuss, ronny howard, paul le mat, harrison ford, charles martin smith, cindy williams, candy clark, mackenzie phillips, bo hopkins, and wolfman jack. American graffiti one of my alltime favorite movies. It was a perfect day for the funfilled community event. Petalumas salute to american graffiti celebrating those happy days. On may 27th, 2014 petaluma held its salute to american graffiti annual celebration with over 450 classic american cars, cruising the main drag, rocknroll music and the happy days of the 50s and early 60s. The hit movie, american graffiti, filmed in modesto and petaluma, california is one of the most influential of all teen films. Suzanne somers, kathleen quinlan, debralee scott and joe spano also appear in the film. Meanwhile, stevens friend toad takes stevens car and romances the somewhat dim debbie.
The genesis of american graffiti was in lucas own teenage years in early 1960s modesto. See uptodate pricelists and view recent announcements for this location. Petalumas salute to american graffiti is an annual celebration of american graffiti, classic american cars, cruising the main drag, rock n roll music and the happy days of the 50s and early. George lucas shot 1973s american graffiti, the classic tribute to american teen hood. Click here to find out more information or to book a reservation. American graffiti 1973 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Through a series of vignettes, the film tells the story of a group of teenagers and their adventures over the course of a single night. American graffiti had that effect in a lot of places, like petaluma, where. Cruising with american graffiti can you go home again.
Both lowfat and glutenfree options are available here. American graffiti wikimili, the best wikipedia reader. American graffiti is a 1973 american comingofage comedy film directed and cowritten by george lucas starring richard dreyfuss, ron howard, paul le mat, harrison ford, charles martin smith, cindy williams, candy clark, mackenzie phillips, bo hopkins, and wolfman jack. The production moved 20 miles north to petaluma, where things ran a bit more smoothly.
Kips american graffiti blog is a tribute to the 1973 film classic, american graffiti with pictures, personal interviews and other articles. The event is an annual celebration of american graffiti, classic american cars, cruising. San francisco north petaluma koa is located in petaluma, california and offers great camping sites. American graffiti is a 1973 american comingofage comedy film directed and co written by. George lucas shot 1973s american graffiti, the classic tribute to american teenhood. Stanley kauffmann, who liked it, complained in the new republic that lucas had made a film more fascinating to the generation now between thirty and forty than it could be for other generations, older or younger. By way of background, petaluma was the locale for the filming of george lucas american graffiti in 1972. Having advanced from receptionist to business owner in less than seven years, nicole smartt offers a goldmine of information to anyone wanting to become extraordinarily successful in their career. A retired highway patrol officer and volunteer policeman who was born and raised in petaluma, myers knows the city well, and often cleans up graffiti in american alley and telephone alley. The book of love the monotones doo wop classics vol.
Youngsters dont need to sit out a trip to this restaurant. American graffiti, george lucas love letter to his late50searly60s youth, was made on a shoestring budget but frugality breeds innovation. American graffiti, would love to see these cars together, would love to own john milners coupe even more. Kick off your tour in downtown petaluma, less than 45 minutes north of. And for the cast of american graffiti, george lucas had just one wellknown actor ron howard, who was famous as opie from the. Lucas watched it at some point when he was considering casting howard in american graffiti. Set in modesto, california in 1962, the film is a study of the cruising and. Very good paperback copy of american graffiti by george lucas, gloria katz, and willard huyck. It actually began as an unsold pilot in 1971 and aired in 1972 as part of the anthology series love, american style. Some of them include falling for a blonde beauty, ride with his former girlfriend, joining a gang, and witnessing a car race almost ending his sisters life. American graffiti is a 1973 american comingofage comedy film directed and cowritten by.
Olivejuice or i love you, scene in american graffiti. These workers may be short term essential workers, workers distancing from their own families or those whom have come into the area to care for essential workers families. American graffiti takes place in what feels like real time between one evening and sunup of the next morning in california 1962. Petalumas salute to american graffiti canceled sonomacounty. Petalumas nicole smartt releases new book from receptionist to boss. Portions of american graffiti were filmed in berkeley, san francisco, san rafael, mill valley, sonoma, marin county, concord and pinole, however most of the memorable scenes were filmed here in petaluma, june august, 1972. It depicts multiple characters going through a coming of age, dealing with decisions to attend college or reside in a small town in the early 1960s. Many american graffiti fans who come to petaluma want to know where the various scenes were filmed, so weve prepared a detailed filming locations map.1025 585 340 1241 324 913 1062 1546 792 678 472 296 715 405 1404 1079 1473 1628 56 362 823 445 933 622 446 942 1128 227 665 729 629 47 1316 228