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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

THE SPIRIT OF DOLORES FERNANDEZ DANCES ON IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE PRESERVING THE IDLE HOUR CAFE

2010 - The Year of Valley History
Detail of exterior mural of the old Iliad Bookstore in North Hollywood - Dolores Fernandez - Photo for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht 2009 (click on image to enlarge)

Dolores Fernandez closed the doors of her Cana cantina in historic North Hollywood in the mid 1980s. Today only the distant echos of pounding shoes and clapping hands of flaminco dance remain. Your Museum Community has joined with Chris Nichols and others in the heroic struggle to preserved the great old barrel building, once the Idle Hour Cafe.
Chris recently told The Museum's Sheilah Kodimer and Jerry Fecht, that Dolores looked at the fading mural of where once the Iliad bookstore stood, and said to him "That's me!"

Want to make sure the Idle Hour "barrel" cafe survives? Call The Museum of the San Fernando Valley today, and tell us to COUNT ME IN! 1 (818) 347-9665

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