Stan’s Drive-In restaurant, corner of Sunset & Highland, Hollywood, California, 1958

Stan’s Drive-In restaurant, corner of Sunset & Highland, Hollywood, California, 1958 Stan’s Drive-In restaurant stood at the corner of Sunset & Highland. This photo was taken in 1958, and I have to say that if I’d been living in Los Angeles in the 50s, and if Stan’s looked half as spectacular in person as it does in this shot, I reckon I’d have been there every week. Burger me up, Stan, and double up on the fries.

Stan’s was a chain of diners throughout Los Angeles:

Stan's drive-in menu coverListings for Stan’s Drive-in restaurants in the Los Angeles city directories (late 50s/early 60s):

Stan's Drive-in PasadenaStan's Drive-in #2Stan's Drive-in #3Stan's Drive-in #4Stan's Drive-in #5Stan's Drive-in #6Stan's Drive-in #7Stan's Drive-in #8Stan's Drive-in #9Stan's Drive-in #11Stan's - Los Angeles Street Address Directory, 1956Stan's Drive-in #13Stan's Drive-in main office

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8 Responses to Stan’s Drive-In restaurant, corner of Sunset & Highland, Hollywood, California, 1958

  1. CHARLENE says:

    OK. Am I losing my mind? I thought sure there was a Stan’s on Colorado just as Colorado Blvd goes from Eagle Rock into Pasadena, but it’s not on the list.

    • Ummm…maybe…maybe not. I looked up a couple of L.A. city directories and found a bunch of (but not all of the) locations and have now posted them on the page. I could one on Pasadena Ave. Might that have been the one?

  2. Al Donnelly says:

    That was probably Bob’s Colorado Blvd. location. (In the 70’s, there was also a Jim’s Burgers on Colorado close to Eagle Rock High. Jukebox and all, but no car hops.)

  3. Al Donnelly says:

    BTW–A Stans can be seen in the 1958 classic Hot Rod Gang. It may be the Sunset & Virgil location as some of the scenes were filmed around east Hollywood. Stans turns up in the background of other films too. (The same sign of the carhop supposedly based on a girl called “Legs”, was used in Eugene Oregon for the Fords Drive-In Restaurants site on Highway 99/Franklin Blvd.)

  4. Al Donnelly says:

    A bit of Stanley Burke noir we haven’t heard: https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/252153/stanley-burke-v-commissioner-of-internal-revenue/
    Stan’s Nevada Desert-(Drive)-Inn? Well, almost! Last I find on Stan, he was moving Duke’s onto Sunset Blvd. in 1987. Anyone know where he went?