Meadowmom

Meadowmom

Posted on 03/24/2016


Photo taken on March 17, 2016


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Route 66
Bagdad Cafe
Newberry Springs
Mojave Trails NM


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The Bagdad Cafe, on the Mother Road.

The Bagdad  Cafe, on the Mother Road.
The movie, Bagdad Cafe, (see note) was made 30 years ago and is on several “Best 100 of All Times” lists. The original German title of the film was Out of Rosenheim.

The actual little cafe on Route 66 where the film was shot still exists, but it is endangered.

Andrea Pruett has kept it going, on the outskirts of Newberry Springs, California, for the last decade. The inside of the restaurant looks just as familiar to movie fans as the outside, with the addition of thousands of business cards, affectionate notes, signed dollar bills, T-shirts, hats etc from its visitors.

Andrea may have to give it up soon.

The Cafe prospers in the four warm months when tour busses bring enthusiastic French and German tourists.The rest of the year, Americans ignore the place. Let’s hope the new National Monument status of Route 66 will save the Bagdad Cafe.

You may remember the great theme song from the film. www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCLpLWcX2cg

Pam J has particularly liked this photo


8 comments - The latest ones
HappySnapper
HappySnapper
Almost a shack, afraid the film "Bagdad Café" is unknown to me.
21 months ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
Serves good western American road cuisine, if you like that kind of food...
21 months ago.
W9JIM - Jim Doss
W9JIM - Jim Doss
I saw that movie. It was weird and good at the same time.
How's the 4Runner these days?
21 months ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
The meeting of two very opposite cultures, far out in the desert...
(The 4Runner is running fine, as always. The state of California has just offered me $1000 to take it to a dismantler...)
21 months ago. Edited 21 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Its a film I dont know either.. but that isnt saying much... I dont go to the cinema or watch TV !

It IS good that someone has tried to keep this place going though.
21 months ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Beautiful capture and Cafe Laurie, very nice place and photo
21 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Sorry, unknown to me also. It does look interesting though.
21 months ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Interesting place
21 months ago.