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‘The Founder’ movie tells story about the rise of McDonald’s

‘The Founder’ movie tells story about the rise of McDonald’s

“The Founder” movie, which details the rise of longtime McDonald’s restaurant magnate Ray Kroc, opens in U.S. theaters today. Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton stars in the film, who appears to put his intense, charismatic and fast-talking style to good use.…

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Bad news, good news for Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood

Bad news, good news for Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood

Fans of the historic Formosa Cafe along Route 66 in West Hollywood, California, have endured a mix of good news and bad news this month. The bad news is the restaurant, which dates to 1925 at 7156 Santa Monica Blvd.,…

Two prominent Kingman figures named to Arizona hall of fame

Two prominent Kingman figures named to Arizona hall of fame

Late actor Andy Devine and artist-author Bob Boze Bell, both whom had long and enduring links to Kingman, Arizona, and Route 66, were named to the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame a few weeks ago. Late western author Zane…

Missouri History Museum sees highest attendance since 1930s

Missouri History Museum sees highest attendance since 1930s

  The Missouri History Museum in St. Louis finished 2016 with its highest attendance in about 80 years, and a Route 66 exhibit is being partially credited for that. KSDK-TV in St. Louis reports the museum logged more than 500,000…

More details revealed about “Cars 3”

More details revealed about “Cars 3”

In recent days, more details have emerged about the Disney-Pixar animated film, “Cars 3,” slated for a mid-June release in theaters. The big reveal was an extended trailer for the film, released by Disney: Scenes indicate “Cars 3” at least…

Desert Sands Motel in Albuquerque torn down

Desert Sands Motel in Albuquerque torn down

The closed Desert Sands Motel of Albuquerque, perhaps best known for being used in a scene in the Oscar-winning movie “No County for Old Men,” was torn down last month after three fires since May. The Albuquerque Journal reported the Route…

“Cars 3” teaser trailer released

“Cars 3” teaser trailer released

Disney released a teaser trailer Monday morning for the Disney-Pixar animated film, “Cars 3,” which will be in theaters June 16. So Lightning McQueen obviously suffers a sort of catastrophic race crash during the film, reminiscent of Strip “The King”…

Harley Russell documentary premieres Saturday at short-film festival

Harley Russell documentary premieres Saturday at short-film festival

Filmmaker March Mercanti will premiere his documentary about Harley Russell of the Mediocre Music Makers in Erick, Oklahoma, on Saturday at the San Jose International Short Film Festival. The nearly 14-minute film is titled simply “Harley.” Here is the summary: Despite living…

“Show Me 66” documentary to premiere Nov. 10

“Show Me 66” documentary to premiere Nov. 10

The Missouri History Museum has been working on a documentary, “Show Me 66: Main Street Through Missouri,” for about a year. The 90-minute film will premiere at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in Lee Auditorium at the Missouri History Museum in…

Tow Tater, aka Tow Mater, has a competitor in Missouri Mater

Tow Tater, aka Tow Mater, has a competitor in Missouri Mater

A lot of Route 66 folks know of Tow Tater, the 1951 International boom truck on Route 66 in Galena, Kansas, that served as the direct inspiration to the Tow Mater character in the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated film “Cars.” But barely…

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