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March 5, 2009 (San Francisco Chronicle - 96 Hours Section)
By Tim Sullivan
Number 31. Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia
|  Pezheads Trek to Silicon Valley to See Pineapple in Sunglasses |
By Ari Levy
April 8, 2008 (Bloomberg) -- Perhaps only a Pezhead can understand the allure of a pineapple wearing sunglasses.
Pezheads from around the world journey to California's Silicon Valley to view the rare pineapple dispenser, one of hundreds on display at the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia. Bugs Bunny, Darth Vader and Elvis Presley all appear as plastic containers that spit out Pez candy ( . . . more)
Featured in VIA - AAA Traveler's Companion|
September + October 2007
"READERS' FAVORITE Exceptional small-town museums"
page 10 -
"An amazing look at the candy that wins us over by being half collector's item,"...
..."Hundreds of Pez dispensers are featured..."
Featured in Kid Stuff written by David Hoffman.|
"Great Toys From Our Childhood"
108 pages. Printed by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, California.
First printing in 1996. ISBN # 0-8118-1162-X
Featured on Food Network's|
"UnWrapped" and "Top 5" programs.
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SATURDAY DECEMBER 30, 2000                                                                                          |
Museum of the week by SIMONE CAMERON
of Pez Memorabilia,
Pink Panther, Papa
Smurf – who was your
favourite character on
those Pez sweet
You can find more than 500 characters
in the world’s largest display, 20 minutes from
San Francisco airport.
The small shop front leads into an
overwhelming grotto of Pez merchandise. Here
Gary Doss, the museum
owner, rescues you
from the Pez watches, money boxes,
dispensers, T-shirts, cards and Frisbees —
are for sale — and then proudly shows
you into the display room.
The original Pez product, a tin of mints,
produced by the Austrian company in 1927. The
first small, rectangular dispensers are
and look a bit like lighters. The
first character heads were introduced in 1952
— they include Mickey,
Casper and Popeye.
The rarest Pez in this collection, worth about
£3,500, is a Mr Potato Head character,
was taken off the market in 1973 because the
small pieces were a choking hazard. Others
1960s Mary Poppins and a bride and
groom set made for a Pez employee’s wedding.
of Pez Memorabilia (001
650 347 2301,
California Drive, Burlingame,
CNN Report "Pez Turns 50"
Anne McDermott - reporter
Shown on June 10, 2002.
TEEN PEOPLE MAGAZINE - AUGUST 2002 |
"Summer Fun" Page 155.
"Throw an unforgettable party, get in shape and have a blast with 100-plus ways to kick-start your days."
"Number 5 - Visit a weird museum, like California's Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia or Massachusett's Museum of Bad Art."
San Mateo Daily Journal - August 30, 2002 |
"A Passion for Pez" by Emily Landes.
"Gary Doss is haunted by a pineapple wearing sunglasses."
"If he could only get a hold of the 1970s era Pez dispenser featuring the stylish fruit, the Pez collector and owner of the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia's collection would be complete...."
A "Pez'tacular destination -- Burlingame museum honors a favorite candy dispenser. By Amy Maginnis-Honey. January 6, 2000 |
BURLINGAME - There isn't much chance of heads rolling at the Burlingame Museum of Pez
Memorabilia. The countless numbers of noggins, bearing the likenesses of everyone from Darth Vader to Fred Flintstone, are all attached to candy dispensers, as they should be.
DISNEY ADVENTURES MAGAZINE - SUMMER 1999 |
"The Weirdest Vacation Ever!" Page 47.
The article by Yolanda Crous lists 12 funky vacation spots.
"You'll flip your lid when you visit the Pez museum in Burlingame, CA--featuring more than 500 Pez dispensers, like Miss Piggy and Batgirl!"
RIPLEY'S - BELIEVE IT OR NOT |
The museum appeared in this famous syndicated column on
October 20, 1998.
Click on the image to the left to enlarge.
DISPENSING MEMORIES By Douglas Balz - Tribune Staff Writer|
(May 19, 1998)
"BURLINGAME, Calif. --In this suburb about 20 miles south of San Francisco, a couple of doors
down from a Honda dealership, is the world's only Pez museum, concealed in a
Bay Area Backroads--(Aired 9/29/96) "Inside a South Bay computer store, a one-of-a-kind museum exists to honor a symbol of American childhood: Pez, the quirky plastic statues that spit candy from their necks. Pez has fascinated and fed Americans for generations. "What could be more perfect than a toy that gives you candy?" says museum curator Gary Doss.
KGO-TV Channel 7--(Aired 3/4/96) "The Bay Area as a center of culture. We have some of the great museums of the world. In most cases, you've already heard about them. But as Channel 7's Wayne Freeman shows us tonight, there is one that continues to remain fairly obscure." (...more)
|KRON-TV Channel 4--(Aired 3/15/96) "The Bay Area boasts a plethera of museums all filled with semi priceless works of art. So many museums in fact that it seems there is something for everybody. Tonight our Contact 4 consumer reporter Emerald Yea tells us about a recent addition to the cultural scene that looks back at the way we were." (...more)
| ABC-TV--(Aired 3/22/96) "As Baby Boomers reach middle age, many of the things they grew up with have become museum pieces. For example,(Barbie Dolls, Comic Strips, and)a unique collection of hot heads at the Pez Museum in Burlingame California, just south of San Francisco. There are hundreds of dispensers on display. (...more)
| by Benjamin Pimentel. (3/1/96)--"Gary Doss' passion for Pez is best explained by a flyer displayed at the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia - 'You don't have to be a kid to get a kick out of Pez, because you never out-grow your taste for fun.' (...more)
| by Michelle Nolan. (2/1/96)--"So much popular culture has been demystified in the past 10 or 20 years, it's hard to find a hobby with a little intrigue left. PEZ collecting, however, retains an element of excitement and mystery all its own. PEZ, you say? (...more)|
| by Sue Hutchison. (5/22/95) "Last week, I made a pilgrimage to Gary Doss' museum in Burlingame. Unfortunately, when I arrived, electricity was out. But the darkness turned out to be an enhancement. Gary shone a high-beam flashlight over each piece in his collection." (...more)|
| by Diana Marszalek. (2/3/96) "In the opinion of Gary Doss, PEZ candies and their cartoon-crowned dispensers have secured a spot in American pop culture for one simple reason: People eat 'em up. "It's a toy that dispenses candy,"Doss said. "What could be more happy than that?"' (...more)|
| by Warren Lutz. (5/17/95) "Should world tensions escalate, nuclear weapons spray across the globe and life cease to exist as we know it, it is certain one bit of Americana is going to make it through. PEZ. "Kids still enjoy them. You still see them in stores, and adults still find them nostalgic," (...more)|
| by Patt Morrison. (2/16/96)...The nation's only PEZ museum is in Burlingame...|
| (Aired 2/15/96) KNBR's Morning Show with Frank Dill|
|(Aired 2/19/96) Alberta Tonight with Lesley Primeau |
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