I found this photo interesting for a couple of reasons. I love how this restaurant – Willards (at the corner of Los Feliz and Hillhurst, near the entrance to the Greek Theater) – bills itself “Far Famed Chicken Steak Dinners.” I’ve never heard of that expression before – “Far Famed” – perhaps they didn’t think their fame was big enough to be “world famous” but that their famed dinners at least went far…as what? The L.A. City Limits? This photo appears to be dated 1939.
In 1940, this location became a Brown Derby restaurant.
Willard’s original restaurant opened 1928 at 9625 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles.