7 HOLLYWOOD RESTAURANTS THAT WERE ONCE SILENT FILM LOCATIONS
Hollywood's Cinecon Classic Film Festival, which began September 3, revived names that have not graced a marquee since the Great Depression. Have a bite at one of these places while celebrating the likes of Harold Lloyd and Charlie Chaplin.
- •KatsuyaCharlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936): the film chronicles Little Tramp's struggle in adapting to industrial society. This stretch of Vine/Hwood was once a department store. 6300 Hollywood Blvd.
- •La Velvet Margarita CantinaSafety Last! by Harold Lloyd (1923): a still-beloved romantic comedy that depicts Lloyd hanging above the street from a giant clock. The clock scene was shot downtown with earlier shots along1612 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
- •Groundwork CoffeeDaydreams (1922): Buster Keaton's character attempts absurd foibles to win the woman he loves at the now-coffee shop that was once part of Keaton's movie studio. 1501 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
- •BirchThe Kid (1921): Chaplin's full-length directorial debut, a dram-com about an abandoned child and a tramp. The tramp discovers the kid outside what's now Birch restaurant. 1634 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
- •Musso & Frank's GrillKeaton's Cops (1922): the LAPD chases a young man across town, including past Hollywood's best steakhouse, which opened in 1919. 6667 Hollywood Blvd.
- •Pig 'n WhistleNever Weaken (1921): another classic "thrill comedy" from Lloyd shot outside what would become the Pig 'n Whistle just six years later. 6714 Hollywood Blvd.
- •Bicycle CoffeeLloyd's Speedy (1928): Speedy tries to save New York's last horse-drawn streetcar, with Babe Ruth as one of the passengers. 5427 Santa Monica Blvd.