Arts, Entertainment, Living
EIGHTY FOUR, PA. -- My house
Today in the Post-Gazette is my travel article about my adventure on a stretch of Historic Route 66 in the Mojave Desert when I bumped into a busload of French pilgrims who'd come to worship American culture at the Bagdad Cafe.
In 1987 the cafe and the old motel next to it were used as the location for an independent German/American movie, "Bagdad Cafe," which has become a cult classic in Western Europe, especially France. Here's the trailer.
Courtesy of Netflix, I saw the movie the other night. It's not a typical Hollywood movie; it's strange and slow at times, but it's also funny and sweet. It's not likely you'll like it. But it's easy to see why it is so beloved by those nutty Europeans who come to the cafe by the thousands each year.