Children enjoying ice cream at the Hoot Hoot I Scream hut in Los Angeles, CA - c. 1930s The head rotated; the eyes, made from Buick headlamps, blinked; the sign: Hoot hoot, I scream, used elements of a theater marquee. For over 50 years, Tillie Hattrup ran this L.A.-area refreshment spot designed and built by her husband, Roy in 1926-27. It was demolished in 1979.
The Rainbow Owl is a rare species of owl found in hardwood forests in the western United States and parts of China. Unlike most owls, which are nocturnal, the Rainbow Owl is active during the twilight hours at dawn and dusk, or on bright moonlit nights. The Rainbow Owl can be distinguished from other owls by its peculiar multicolored feathers but also by its unusually melodic call. Recent research also suggests that they are responsive to music and attracted to human singing.