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Episode 007: It's the Great Pumpkin, Burbank

From the 1920s to 1957 there was a giant, orange, pumpkin-shaped building in Burbank. What was the purpose of a pumpkin-shaped building, you ask? Listen to the show to find out!

Transcript of Episode 007: It's the Great Pumpkin, Burbank

PDF of November 17, 1954 "News from Burbank"

Other Media:

Photo credit: Burbankia



​"Burbank Pumpkin In Big Fadeout." The Valley Times, December 17, 1957, p. 3.

"Burbank's Pumpkin Building!"​ courtesy of Burbankia  

California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture by Jim Heimann

Ed Strangler Lewis. Photograph. San Fernando Valley Times, September 23, 1941, p. 3.

A History of Burbank: a special place in history by Mary Jane Strickland

Lost Burbank by Wesley H. Clark & Michael B. McDaniel

"Mae Williams Turns Into A Pumpkin." The Valley Times, December 30, 1955, p. 7

"The Pumpkin Building in All Its Incarnations, 3611 magnolia Blvd, Burbank, 1927 to 1957" courtesy of​

"Turn Into A Pumpkin At Midnight." The Valley Times, September 16, 1955, p. 16