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Old 10-27-2009, 07:14 PM
 
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Nenkoji, here are a couple old postcard views from the Teahouse/Gardens. I collect old postcards and thot I had one showing the Bamboo Room but am still searching. Are you refering to the stone structure just to the side of the pavilion? If so, then the Chinese family who managed the place thru the 1950s and '60s had a snack bar in there selling ice cream cones among other items. The sky ride, seen in the postcard, that crossed over the area was a spectacular way to view the Gardens from above but it was removed in the '80s I believe. Many thanks for sharing your family history with us and please know that Sunken Gardens has meant a lot to the city and its residents for generations and will now continue to be a very special place for us all.
BubB....I was going to come looking for you to see if you might have some photos! Where have you been? You've been missed!
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:51 PM
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Found a drawing showing the completed Bamboo Tea Room/Jingu House. Also looks like Water Street Oyster Bar is having a fundraiser also!


San Antonio Parks Foundation
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:52 AM
 
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Found a drawing showing the completed Bamboo Tea Room/Jingu House. Also looks like Water Street Oyster Bar is having a fundraiser also!


San Antonio Parks Foundation
Yes I think the fundraiser is this weekend. Try the Jingu Swai dish, it's great!. We got to visit the restaurant with the parks foundation. They are so great to do the fundraiser.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Austin, Tx.
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[quote=hhwolfman;11370801]Hello All. It has been a while. I know I have mentioned on here about having the original Project Terror Intro on Video. Well As a Halloween Present to all of you, SA Monster Boomers, I have just up loaded it to Utube. Happy Halloween. HHW

Thanks wolfman and here's another reminder of Spooky San Antonio. In 1962 early KENS-TV newsman Pat Boyette made a creepy movie titled "Dungeon of Harrow" in a studio somewhere out off San Pedro. Other outside shots were done somewhere in the county to help tell the story of a shipwrecked guy who finds his way to the weird goings-on of the "mad Count DeSade" and his henchman an NBA refugee, Too Tall-Zombie. I found my copy a couple years ago in the $1.99 DVD bin at a local 1/2 Price Books here in Austin. It bears watching once if only for a hoot but was seriously done I'm sure by all those involved ... or maybe not, who's to say?
ps. According to the back cover Pat Boyette was also a well known comic book author which is news to me. Does anyone out there have some of Boyette's published work?
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:21 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Does anyone know what company moved into the old Kmart building on O'Connor and IH35 ? They look very busy
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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Hello All. It has been a while. I know I have mentioned on here about having the original Project Terror Intro on Video. Well As a Halloween Present to all of you, SA Monster Boomers, I have just up loaded it to Utube. Happy Halloween. HHW

Thanks wolfman and here's another reminder of Spooky San Antonio. In 1962 early KENS-TV newsman Pat Boyette made a creepy movie titled "Dungeon of Harrow" in a studio somewhere out off San Pedro. Other outside shots were done somewhere in the county to help tell the story of a shipwrecked guy who finds his way to the weird goings-on of the "mad Count DeSade" and his henchman an NBA refugee, Too Tall-Zombie. I found my copy a couple years ago in the $1.99 DVD bin at a local 1/2 Price Books here in Austin. It bears watching once if only for a hoot but was seriously done I'm sure by all those involved ... or maybe not, who's to say?
ps. According to the back cover Pat Boyette was also a well known comic book author which is news to me. Does anyone out there have some of Boyette's published work?
Hey Bud, Pat Boyette Worked on a lot of Comics in the 60's and 70's. He was good friends with Wally Wood. I met Pat for the first time. in the 80's, in SA. He worked for Charlton, DC and Warren. Just to name a few. He did work on, Black Hawk, Creepy Magazines, Jungle Jim, Phantom and many More. Yes any Horror fan should watch Dungeon of Harrow It is bad but in a good way. I found out a Year ago, he passed away in 2000. He was a very nice man. HHW
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Austin, Tx.
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Hey Bud, Pat Boyette Worked on a lot of Comics in the 60's and 70's. HHW
As mentioned previously, I left San Antonio for UT Austin in Jan. 1967 and apparently missed a lot of stuff. Except for 1972-'74 in SA, I've been in the Capital ever since but with occasional visits to my hometown. Thanks for cluing me in Wolf as I had no idea of Mr. Boyette's other talents and assume his comix are very collectable. Your Project Terror piece made me wish we could find a kinescope or film of Shock Theater's intro with Joe Austen's Count Creepy or whoever he was on those long gone Saturday nite's. I can still see his hokey but classic haunted castle set with skeletons, cobwebs, tombstones and other freaky junk. Joe's insanely corny commentary and laugh describing the "Bride of Frankenstein" or "Dracula Meets the Mummy" monster mash film for the nite is permanently stuck in my memory.
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I remember Pat Boyette!! Wolf & Bud B, I don't think i knew of these things you mention. Wolf had me diggin' for the old "Shock" hairy hand that preceded the "Project Terror" for the late night scary movies! Couldn't find it on youtube!
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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I still do "Project Terror". I collect those old movies and every friday night we try to get together to watch one. I think it will be the Boris Karloff Frankenstein this friday night!
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:11 PM
 
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The swizzle stick and the somethin different, across the street from each other.
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There was nothing at Commerce & Callaghan at that time....maybe now but not then. All the action was around Culebra-Ingram/ Callaghan area. And yes, the Bonanzas just kinda faded away....no reason ever provided...I still think you mean the Swizzle Stick Lounge. I believe it was run by an AF Sgt and they had their share of shootings/stabbings with that one. I think the cops were glad to see that one go....
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