Mike Lyman’s Hollywood Grill and Huntington Hartford Theatre, Vine St, Hollywood, circa early 1950s

Mike Lyman's Hollywood Grill and Huntington Hartford Theatre, Vine St, Hollywood, circa early 1950s*sigh* – I wish Mike Lyman’s Hollywood Grill was still open—it gets mentioned a fair bit in the memoirs I’ve read. It stood at 1627 Vine Street, where Al Levy’s Tavern used to be. In this shot we can see its neighbor, the Huntington Hartford Theater during a run of “The Man” starting Lillian Gish. This play was Miss Gish’s final Broadway appearance in the first half of 1950, which I guess she took on the road. Incidentally, her director was Martin Ritt, who went on to direct a number of great movies.

Back when it was Al Levy’s Tavern:

A popular nightspot was Al Levy's Tavern at 1627 North Vine Street

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One Response to Mike Lyman’s Hollywood Grill and Huntington Hartford Theatre, Vine St, Hollywood, circa early 1950s

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    Nowadays, this shouldn’t shock me or take me aback, but when I googled the address, was still saddened to see there is now a parking garage in its place.

    However the theatre is still there! Here’s some history on it, now called the Ricardo Montalban Theatre. Lots of great clickable pics of the building and immediate area.

    https://sites.google.com/site/hollywoodtheatres/montalban

    Thanks, Martin.

    Jean