I normally associate the Melody Lane restaurant with their prime location at the corner of Hollywood and Vine (1940 to 1955.) But then I came across this circa 1939 shot of a Melody Lane at the corner of Wilshire Blvd and Detroit Street. Turns out Melody Lane (owned by the same guy who own the Pig ‘n’ Whistle) had three Wilshire locations, at Detroit, at Western and at Beverly Dr. What caught my eye in this photo was the sign for furs. At first glance I thought it said “STINKIN’ FURS”…!
Pig’n Whistle-Melody Lane matchbook cover, circa 1940. Melody Lane was part of the Pig’n Whistle chain of restaurants:
Melody Lane ad from “Snow White” premiere program, 1937. Walt Disney’s “Snow White” premiered at the Carthay Circle Theare in 1937. This advertisement appeared in a special program published for the event: