Sardi’s restaurant, 6315 Hollywood Boulevard, near Vine St., circa mid 1930s

Sardi’s restaurant, 6315 Hollywood Boulevard, near Vine St., circa mid 1930sSardi’s opened in 1932 and was a very popular Hollywood Boulevard restaurant during its time. I was never really aware of its neighbors before. Apparently, you could start the evening at the Blue Room cocktail bar, then dine at Sardi’s, then finish the night at the Horton & Converse pharmacy searching for something to recover from it all. After Sardi’s closed, it later became a Chi-Chicago restaurant, and then in the 1950s it became Zardi’s Jazzland.

And if you look closely, you can see a neon sign for Al Levy’s Tavern, which was a popular place around the corner on Vine Street. I don’t know if we’re seeing a window reflection or a double-exposure, but it’s unusual…and odd to see two popular Hollywood venues in one shot.

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One Response to Sardi’s restaurant, 6315 Hollywood Boulevard, near Vine St., circa mid 1930s

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    Gee, but your write-ups are witty and crack me up. I wonder how late the pharmacy stayed open?

    Is that a woody station wagon I spy?! Always wanted one. But it may not be as I always associate the woody’s with the ’40s and ’50s.

    Nice pic – takes one back in time, whether we’ve been there or not!

    Thanks, Martin.

    Jean