Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)

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Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

Post by hojos » 07 Apr 2009 10:10

Albuquerque's Pick n' Save (a former Safeway) can be seen in the new movie "Sunshine Cleaners." You can see the exterior two tone sign (with 7Up sponsorship!) through the window, and you get several shots of the vintage '60s signage inside the store.

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Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

Post by Dean » 29 Apr 2009 18:11

In the Seinfeld episode, when Kramer is thought to be the SMOG STRANGLER in Los Angeles, Jerry and George ride down Ventura Boulevard (so they say it is), in a LAPD patrol car.

Very clear shot of a former THRIFTY DRUG can be seen.
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Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

Post by Dean » 01 May 2009 07:35

On EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, noticed ALBERTSONS-brand cereal on top of the frig.

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Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

Post by Dean » 07 May 2009 12:38

Noticed on THE GOLDEN GIRLS, Alpha Beta flour in the kitchen.

MOST of the AB red logo was cut off, yet you can still see the bottom of the oval. I also remember the graphics used for the store brands then.

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Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

Post by Daniel » 10 May 2009 15:06

That must've come from one of the many Alpha Betas in Miami! :)

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Post by Dean » 21 May 2009 14:00

Dean wrote:
ieguy441 wrote:
ascjon wrote:In an early episode of Friends (season 2 I think), Lady Lee (Lucky) milk is featured during an informercial in which Joey is trying to open a carton of milk. I always loved that since the show was set in New York.
I remember that too! Quite a few TV shows featured Lady Lee products, most of them taking place where there was no Lucky.
Just saw this episode...and caught the LUCKY graphics immediately.

Funny thing too...is that JOEY was supposed to be on Days of Our Lives. That show is filmed in Burbank at the NBC Studios. Not New York. Went to see LENO a time back...the outside waiting area is where they film mall scenes from the show. Coffee house facades, etc.
Noticed in an episode of Friends...that Chandler is eating out of a box of LUCKY crackers.

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Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

Post by buckhead » 26 May 2009 05:42

I like film, especially period documentaries, "shock" films, etc. In Sid Davis' film, "Boys Beware" there is an exterior shot of Inglewood Food Fair as were as other store fronts, and a drive-in about 2:52 into the films. Sid Davis filmed in Sothern California on ridiculously low budges, so this snipet is from the area.

Here is a link to the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTn7ALbLYPI&NR=1

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Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

Post by Steve Landry » 26 May 2009 10:23

wondering if that was an original Food Fair build or previously a Fox Market
The Food Fair Empire

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Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

Post by Groceteria » 26 May 2009 18:25

Steve Landry wrote:wondering if that was an original Food Fair build or previously a Fox Market
I'm guessing it's just an independent, given the "Inglewood" tacked onto the name.

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Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

Post by runchadrun » 28 May 2009 13:02

There was an Inglewood Food Fair located at 468 S. Market.

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Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

Post by Jeff » 29 May 2009 00:21

The Market and the Drive In are still there today. I dont know what the market is today, but the main front has been stuccoed over.

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Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

Post by bm10k » 29 May 2009 18:30

In "Mr. Mom" In the Supermarket Scene they show Janet Lee (Albertsons) Items
in it

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Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

Post by Dean » 24 Jul 2009 11:26

The following are pictures of the former JCPenney site @ the Puente Hills Mall in the City of Industry CA.

This is the location where the "chase" scenes in BACK TO THE FUTURE were filmed.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/53/15145 ... b91417.jpg

http://www.bttf.com/marysteenburgen/JCPenny-DMC.jpg

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Re: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)

Post by Dean » 25 Sep 2009 19:41

Noticed on an episode of EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND...that TUSCAN milk was used.

The show was shot in Burbank CA:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everybody_Loves_Raymond

Yet, TUSCAN milk is solely in New York & New Jersey:

http://www.tuscandairyfarms.com/products/milk_whole.php

Talk about having a prop that is accurate for the area where the show is situated!

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Re: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)

Post by romleys » 25 Sep 2009 23:55

The 1973 horror movie "Mesiah of Evil" has some excellent interior and exterior scenes from a Ralphs Supermarket. There is also a WT Grant prominately featured in one scene.
Here is a clip...
At 3.47 into the clip is a priceless view!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1HsndCVP5w
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