Saturday we dined at Musso and Frank Grill, the oldest restaurant in Hollywood (established 1919).
Clock-wise starting at twelve: William Goldsmith (seated), Cara M. Buck, Brinn Mock, Dwaine Buck, Horace Digby, Mary DiZazzo Trumbull, David Trumbull, Helen Garber, Stuart Garber, and Jesse Levy (standing).
Musso & Frank Grill is a world famous restaurant located on Hollywood Boulevard in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Opened in 1919, it is steeped in Hollywood history, having been the hideout of a host a famous hollywood celebrities from days gone by. It is named for original owners John Musso and Frank Toulet.
As Hollywood's oldest eatery (since 1919), Musso & Frank is the paragon of Old Hollywood grillrooms. In its heyday it was a popular destination for Hollywood's elite, including movie stars, film directors and producers and the great writers F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway drank here during their screenwriting days and where Orson Welles used to hold court. The waiters can point out their favorite booths and tell stories about which books were partially written here. Legend has it that Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks once raced each other down Hollywood Boulevard on horseback, the loser having to pick up the dinner tab at Musso & Frank's.
The restaurant is featured in a scene in the 1994 Tim Burton film Ed Wood in a scene where Ed Wood, Jr meets his hero Orson Welles.
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