Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Randy's Donut Shop

The (1954) sign, as much as the baked goods, is the lure at Randy's Donuts, in Inglewood, California. One roadside-attractions website notes that because of its proximity to an L.A. freeway, the sign gets frequent "smog and soot scrubs."|04/07/05|01409 (digital file from LC-HS503-532)

Randy's Donuts, colloquially known as "The Big O", is a donut shop in Los Angeles, California, United States, made famous by the 32.5-foot donut on its roof. The building opened in 1954. It is recognizable due to its many appearances in movies, music videos, and television.

Carol M. Highsmith's photographs are in the public domain. Publication and other forms of distribution: Permitted. Ms. Highsmith has stipulated that her photographs are in the public domain.

Randy's Donut Shop

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, photograph by Carol M. Highsmith [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-123456] Creator: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Historic American Buildings Survey. Survey number HABS LC-HS503-532. Source: U.S. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, "Built in America" Collection.

Copyright: "The records in HABS/HAER were created for the U.S. Government and are considered to be in the public domain."

National Doughnut Day is on the first Friday of June each year, succeeding the Doughnut Day event created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.

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