Los Angeles-1960s-Supermarket on La Brea Avenue-Mentioned in 1965 Picture "The Loved One"

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Jason B.
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Los Angeles-1960s-Supermarket on La Brea Avenue-Mentioned in 1965 Picture "The Loved One"

Post by Jason B. » 17 Dec 2021 05:39

In the 1965 picture "The Loved One," the character Mr. Joyboy refers to "the giant supermarket, the one on La Brea Street." See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOMm86R_67w

Does anyone know if that was a reference to a real supermarket? I assume that he meant La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles because the film is set in the Los Angeles area.

It would be interesting if Evelyn Waugh's "The Loved One" novel (set in 1940s Los Angeles and the basis for the movie) also includes a mention of a supermarket.

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Re: Los Angeles-1960s-Supermarket on La Brea Avenue-Mentioned in 1965 Picture "The Loved One"

Post by Jason B. » 13 Jan 2022 06:21

After re-listening to the dialogue, I've determined that the movie character (Mr. Joyboy) refers to "the Food Giant supermarket, the one on La Brea Street." Presumably that was a real supermarket in the Los Angeles area in the early 1960s.

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Re: Los Angeles-1960s-Supermarket on La Brea Avenue-Mentioned in 1965 Picture "The Loved One"

Post by Steve Landry » 13 Jan 2022 11:47

Wasn't that one of Ralphs banners way back then?
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