Watch: ‘Carhops’ documents Keller’s in the early ’70s

Dallas was home to many drive-in restaurants in the mid-20th century. There were Sivils, Prince’s and Pig Stand, among others.

But Keller’s is the one that has weathered the decades.

“Carhops” is a short documentary directed by Pat Korman in the early ’70s. It was filmed mostly at Keller’s on Northwest Highway.

Watch part two, below, where the pro carhops of Keller’s explain how they deal with rowdy customers. And check out our profile of 73-year-old Shirley Ehney, who has worked as a Keller’s carhop for 50 years. Jack Keller, who started his drive-in empire on Samuell Boulevard in the early ’60s, died earlier this year at age 88.


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