“Forgotten Hollywood”- Musso and Frank Turns 100…

Posted on May 1, 2019 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`The legendary Musso and Frank Grill along Hollywood Boulevard opened before there was a Hollywood Sign. For one-hundred years, actors, studio heads, and writers have made it their late night and noontime place for a meal.

“`Generations of stars and filmmakers have been Musso regulars — John Travolta, Quentin Tarantino, George Clooney, and Brad Pitt eat here, and decades earlier, you might have run into folks like Mickey Rooney and Ernest Borgnine. Every piece of furniture has a history, whether it’s a bar stool frequented by Humphry Bogart, or the table reserved for Frank Sinatra. There is also the famous Charlie Chaplin booth, the only seating in the restaurant with a window. For a time, Chaplin would ride his horse from his studio at La Brea and Sunset, often traveling to Musso and Frank.

“`At one time, the Screen Writers Guild across the street. Back in the 1920s and 1930s, film studio moguls were hiring novelists to write screenplays.  Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Dorothy Parker, Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner visited the SAG offices, and then walk across the street and get drunk at Musso’s.

“`For a century, through drought, downpours, mudslides, fires, and earthquakes, there has been Musso and Frank Grill. It remains a way to travel back to Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Until next time>                              “never forget”

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