Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia

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Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia

  The Weirdest Museums in Northern California

  Perhaps California’s most famous odd museum is the shrine of Pez dispensers
  in Burlingame.

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  February 24, 2016

  by Katie Dowd

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  Top 50 American Roadside Attractions

  What better way to celebrate summer than by taking a road trip? Nestled between Niagara Falls,
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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
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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.

Check listing on the Food Network for next showing.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 30, 2000                                                                                          
Museum of the week by SIMONE CAMERON


Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, Burlingame, California

DONALD DUCK, Pink Panther, Papa Smurf – who was your favourite character on those Pez sweet holders?
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 — which
are for sale — and then proudly shows you into the display room. The original Pez product, a tin of mints,
was produced by the Austrian company in 1927. The first small, rectangular dispensers are uninspiring,
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,
which was taken off the market in 1973 because the small pieces were a choking hazard. Others include a
1960s Mary Poppins and a bride and groom set made for a Pez employee's wedding. Burlingame Museum
of Pez Memorabilia (001 650 347 2301, www.burlingamepezmuseum.com), 214 California Drive, Burlingame,
California. Open Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm.

cnn  june 10, 2002  

CNN Report "Pez Turns 50"
Anne McDermott - reporter

Shown on June 10, 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 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...."

Daily Register Banner 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. (...more)

Disney Adventure Magazine 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!"

The museum appeared in this famous syndicated column on
October 20, 1998.

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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 computer store." (...more)
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. " (...more)
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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