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Old 09-21-2010, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Kingston Springs, TN
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Default North Star's 50th

I sent an e-mail off to the PR folks at North Star requesting they place some of their collection of old photos of the mall at their Facebook page. I mentioned that there likely were folks like me who grew up at the mall but had since moved away from SA and couldn't make it down there for the 50th b-day party.

I received a really nice reply from someone at the mall and they thought adding the photos to the Facebook page was an excellent idea. The photos should be up by the end of the week. Not sure what to expect but hopefully it will be pure gold.

I did find a blog from someone who went to see HR Pufnstuf and Captain Gus at North Star around 1971. There are some black and white photos but you can clearly see Guarantee Shoes in the background. This would have been in the court at the east end of the original part of the mall near Rhodes at that time.

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Boomer Bust: Pufnstuf at North Star Mall

Macgrad89
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The world premiere of "Pufnstuf" was held at North Star Cinema. Martha Raye, Mama Cass Elliott, and Billie Hayes made an appearance there. I was head usher at the time, and sat them in Cinema I after the lights went down, and the Universal logo hit the screen. Martha Raye was VERY nice. Mama Cass was not!
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Kingston Springs, TN
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The Express-News has created a slideshow of North Star Mall photos thru the years. Well worth a look if you have a minute or two to reminisce...

Slideshows (http://www.mysanantonio.com/slideshows/North_Star_Mall_at_50.html?c=n#1 - broken link)
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:40 AM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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Haven't heard mention of Malibu Grand Prix reopening! Thought they were completely shut down. Attending a B'day this week there.
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Haven't heard mention of Malibu Grand Prix reopening! Thought they were completely shut down. Attending a B'day this week there.
Really? I wasn't aware. Is it in the same location?
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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Really? I wasn't aware. Is it in the same location?
Appears to be!

Malibu Grand Prix!
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:35 PM
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I thought they were closed also, but here it is
Malibu Grand Prix San Antonio - Home
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:49 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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I try to stay away from that cluster on I-10 at 410.
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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I have been cleaning house and I ran into some things that made me think "Gone but not Forgotten". Remember Library Books? The ones with the thick covers with some kind of cloth and coated with Varnish or something. Industructable. Remember the wonderful smell of those books and the off-white pages (maybe from being read over and over?) and the little pocket inside the cover with the card the Librarian would stamp? Remember when you got your Library card and could put it in your "Hopalong Cassidy" wallet with your fake confederate money. Does anybody remember fake Confederate Money? Does anybody go to the library and check out books anymore? I remember I always wanted make sure I did everything right so I wouldn't lose the privlege.
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:59 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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I remember the summer reading program at the library. You checked out books and after you read them your parent signed off on the list. There were little rewards like stickers and stuff for reading the books. It was really cool. We went once a week and got our fill of books.

I still prefer regular books over electronic format. There's something about holding them in your hand and turning actual pages.

I have a library card still, but have not been since last year.
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