- Musso and Frank Grill
Musso and Frank Grill
6667 Hollywood Boulevard
Musso and Frank is a Hollywood treasure. Established in1919, it is the oldest and most classic of the old Hollywood restaurants still around. It is a true survivor.
One reason for it's early success was due to it's location on Hollywood Boulevard. In the early day's of Hollywood, the boulevard was scattered with new and used book shops such as Pickwick Books, Cherokee Bookstore, Larry Edmund's shop at 6658, Hollywood Book and Poster store at 6644 Hollywood Blvd. The boulevard was frequented by readers and writers and screen writers alike.
The Writer's Guild was located across the street in the Hollywood Center building (1655 N. Cherokee Av). This building would later house the basement club the Masque in - the basement.
This retail anchor helped to convince the Writers Guild of America to locate its original headquarters at Hollywood and Cherokee (SW corner) and inspired the creation of the writer’s table at Musso & Franks (Faulkner, Hemingway, West, Chandler, Fitzgerald, etc.). Bookstores were second in importance only to movie theaters on Hollywood Boulevard.
In the 1930's and 40's, Musso and Frank was a favorite hangout for writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Dorothy Parker, Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. They would often drink away the night in Musso's back room.
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Miceli's is another one of the few great family owned Hollywood restaurants that is still around today. It was established in 1949 by Miceli family members; Carmen, Sylvia, Angie, Millie, Tony and Sammy. It was Hollywood's first pizzeria and the oldest Italian restaurant in Hollywood. The food is great with great Italian atmosphere and furnishings (from the original Pig n Whistle). There is also a great piano bar.