• Book Review: Fred Harvey

  • Discussion related to railroads/trains that show up in TV shows, commercials, movies, literature (books, poems and more), songs, the Internet, and more... Also includes discussion of well-known figures in the railroad industry or the rail enthusiast hobby.
Discussion related to railroads/trains that show up in TV shows, commercials, movies, literature (books, poems and more), songs, the Internet, and more... Also includes discussion of well-known figures in the railroad industry or the rail enthusiast hobby.

Moderator: Aa3rt

  by Gilbert B Norman
 
While I can't be certain if this material is free content, as The Wall Street Journal's site "knows" my computer, but this review of the Fred Harvey restaurant chain published Saturday may generate some interest in the book around here:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 92020.html

The most "telling" brief passage from the review:

  • When Judy Garland played an onscreen Harvey Girl in 1946, the movie was a great success, and one of its songs, "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe," became a No. 1 hit. There were hopes that the movie might somehow spark a revival in the Fred Harvey fortunes, but by then another hospitality genius was on the scene, and Howard Johnson had set up shop beside the nation's highways.