Western Neighborhoods Project is dedicated to the history of San Francisco's Richmond, Sunset, OMI and West of Twin Peaks districts.   read more ...

Outside Lands Podcast Episode 357: King Norman's Kingdom of Toys

Before the big box stores, King Norman's Kingdom of Toys ruled. From its humble beginnings on Clement, the store grew into a toy empire including an amusement park and even a local TV show for kids.
Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast - Dec 21, 2019

Outside Lands Podcast Episode 357: King Norman's Kingdom of Toys Outside Lands Podcast Episode 357: King Norman's Kingdom of Toys

(above) King Norman and Page Joy, 1950s, circa 1959

Norman and Doris Rosenberg as King Norman and Page Joy on the set of their TV show, 1950s.

On the Map (click marker for larger map)
More Podcasts
  • Podcast # 457: Meet WNP Board Members

    Nicole hosts a conversation with two WNP Board members, Eva Laflamme and Carissa Tonner who share their backgrounds and enthusiasm for San Francisco history. We pull back the veil on how Board members contribute their talents, ideas, and energy to support the nonprofit Western Neighborhoods Project. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast May 21, 2022)
  • Podcast # 81: Alexandria Theatre

    San Francisco's Alexandria Theatre opened at 18th Avenue and Geary Boulevard in 1923 with a lush Egyptian theme. Ten years after closing, there is new hope the building will be revitalized. (Alexandria theme song performed by Lisa Sanchez and Doug McKeeh (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Jul 26, 2014)
All Podcasts...

The Outside Lands San Francisco podcast is also available as a subscription via iTunes and by RSS feed.

Save SF History