The Beverly Hills Supper Club Site

Beverly Hills Supper Club Site

No ghost stories here (that I’ve heard of), but plenty of tragedy. On this site, on May 28th, 1977, the Beverly Hills Supper Club caught fire, killing 165 people and injuring over 200. The Beverly Hills was a major attraction, about  two miles south of Cincinnati in Southgate, Kentucky. It drew talent from all over the country, and was a popular nightspot and illegal gambling house as early as 1937.

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So I went to Visit Munchkinville/Tiny Town Today…

 

Handlebar Ranch 2014

Handlebar Ranch 2014

 

So I took a drive out to Handlebar Ranch, or Munchkinville if you prefer to call it. I still get inquiries as to it’s location, and for info on the legends about the place, so I thought we’d show you what it looks like today. The place has been closed and the lot vacant for years, and is actually owned by Rumpke now. All that remains is the wagon wheel gate, the old, wooden bridge, and some cement walls. Now obviously, there never was a town of retired circus midgets here, but it sure made for a good story. If you don’t know the story of Munchkinville, you can read about it HERE. And if you want to see it yourself, It’s located at 11317 Hughes Road in Northern Cincinnati. But, again, no Trespassing…you don’t wanna piss off the midgets!

 

The General Mills Monster Cereals

   I read a blog recently where the writer was wanting to see a documentary made about the General Mills Monsters cereals. Though that probably won’t happen, it did get me looking into the Monster’s history. While Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry are well known and still available (seasonally), many don’t know of or remember their fallen brothers, the Fruit Brute and the Yummy Mummy.
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Cereal Box 45’s

    Who remembers these from back in the 70’s? Records right on the back of the cereal box that you cut out and played just like any other record. There were Archie records, Bobby Sherman, The Monkeys, and several others,  but the only ones I remember are these (well one of these anyway). I had the one with the Headless Horseman on it. Anyway, just a bit of nostalgia for ya. If anyone’s interested,  I did find several for sale on ebay for $40 and up. Just search “cereal box records”.