Once upon a time in the United States, before the ubiquitous yellow arches of a certain hamburger chain spread like chicken pox, eating on the go was an occasion. Those long-gone days when customer service was number one--and meals were dished up by enthusiastic young women costumed to resemble drum majorettes--are captured in this compilation of vintage photographs and memorabilia, crammed to overflowing with nostalgia.
...a delightfully campy array of menus, postcards, and photographs to illustrate the rise and fall of the drive-in restaurant...Los Angeles Times
--Los Angeles Times, April 21, 1996
Heimann has collected a delightfully campy array of menus, postcards and photographs to illustrate the rise and fall of the drive-in restaurant. The phenomenon began during the second decade of the 20th century and peaked during the '30s, '40s and early '50s. With its vast road system, warm weather and automobile culture, L.A. became the de facto capital of drive-in culture. Alas, only a few drive-ins survive.