Pig N’ Whistle Cafe, Hollywood Boulevard, December 1948

Pig N' Whistle Cafe, Hollywood Boulevard, December 1948It’s rare these days that I come across a vintage photo of LA in which we can see three things that are still with us. This photo of Hollywood Blvd is dated December 1948, and we can see the Pig’N Whistle Café (delicious pizza, btw), the Hollywood First National Bank building on the Highland Ave corner, and on the far left we can see the ‘Now Playing’ board for the Egyptian Theater. If I put “Buttons and Bows” by Dinah Shore on my headphones, and walked that stretch of Hollywood Blvd, I could believe I was there.

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2 Responses to Pig N’ Whistle Cafe, Hollywood Boulevard, December 1948

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    1908 ad for the downtown Pig’n Whistle:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_%27n_Whistle#/media/File:1908.12.17.LAT.advert.for.downtown.location.of.pig.and.whistle.png

    Interesting article that also explains how the Pig’n Whistle name originated:

    http://articles.latimes.com/2001/apr/26/news/cl-55632

    Thanks for the pic, Martin.

    Jean

  2. Carole Talaway says:

    My parents used to take me there for birthday parties. The article says it closed down in the 50’s but it must have been the later years. Hollywood Blvd. was so safe back then. My girlfriend and I used to be left off to see movies at the Chinese Theater and others and there was no problem with prostitution, sex slavers and homeless. Then we’d go for sundaes at C.C. Browns.