Does anyone remember the Reginald Denny's hobby shop that existed in
the Hollywood area until the late 70s? I learned from a website
devoted to Reginald Denny that he opened his hobby shop on Hollywood
Boulevard in 1935 and sold it to a Colonel Tom in 1963. A visitor to
the site emaailed its manager, stating that he was born in 1956, and
that he remembered buying models at a Reginald Denny's hobby shop
(perhaps not the original) until at least 1966 and possibly and
possibly until a few years after that.
Well, I grew up in the Hollywood area (on the same street as the guy
who sent that email to the site manager, no less), and I remember
buying armor models at a Reginald Denny's (I don't *think*
it was on
Hollywood Boulevard) until 1977. I recall that the guy who usually
worked there was a curmudgeon who wouldn't sell me model glue (unless
I also bought a kit) and who wouldn't allow me to read the store's
magazine's ("This isn't a library," he growled) even though I was a
regular customer. I learned that the shop closed in about 1980.
Anyone have any further history on this shop?