Pop Culture Tidbits by mpvernon
Basically Van Nuys is an uninteresting division of LA with nothing to recommend it. (I lived there for 2 years), but here’s some trivia for you pop culture buffs.
1. The main drag, Van Nuys Blvd, was used for the cruising scenes in American Graffiti.
2. Van Nuys High School is the setting for many films including Fast Times At Ridgemont High and Rock N’ Roll High School. Its alumni includes Paula Abdul, Natalie Wood, and Marilyn Monroe.
3. On Van Nuys Blvds down from Victory Blvd. is (or was) a bar called Corky’s. The bar’s piano player in the early 70s was billed as “Bill Martin the Piano Man” now known as Billy Joelover 6 years ago