Wacky Hollywood (Mar, 1947)

Wacky Hollywood even makes an entertainment feature of an oil well pump, ordinarily an ugly but practical tool. It’s at a children’s park and they love it, for as it goes up and clown it wiggles its ears and opens its mouth— and pumps 75 barrels of oil every day, too.

  1. Eli says: May 5, 20091:14 pm

    Pumping raw petroleum in a children’s park and making the rocker pump inviting to children. What could possibly go wrong with such a great idea?

  2. Zak Lybrand says: May 5, 20092:01 pm

    I’m curious as to what relation this has to Hollywood…

  3. Steve says: May 6, 20093:06 pm

    Yeah… wacky.

  4. Billy says: May 6, 20098:58 pm

    Billy: “Mommy, Mommy I want to ride the Oil Demon!”
    Mommy: “No dear, the Oil Demon rides you!”
    Billy: “Sigh”

  5. Eamonn says: May 7, 20092:33 am

    And the merry-go-round smelts bauxite.

  6. fred says: May 7, 20096:22 pm

    mom susie smeared her pancreas all over the oil pump ride

  7. cks2008 says: May 8, 20098:15 pm

    LA has lots of oil wells. Many are hidden or disguised.

  8. Toronto says: May 8, 200911:23 pm

    I seem to recall that Hollywood High has several on the premises.

    Sure beats having bake sales.

  9. Firebrand38 says: May 9, 200910:23 am

    Toronto, you’re correct http://www.venocoinc.co…

    As of 2003 the high school campus contains 18 working oil wells and 25 abandoned ones.

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