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Lost History: The Ambassador Hotel & Cocoanut Grove — Finding Lost Angeles

The former site of the Ambassador Hotel and its fabled Cocoanut Grove nightclub, today sit behind bars like a fortress on Wilshire Boulevard. The once inviting motorist’s entrance seems like an out of place remnant to the unsuspecting eye, and there are few other clues that this site was once the location of the essential Ambassador and its Grove.

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Photos: Many L.A. Boulevards Began as Trolley Lines

Why are there two San Vicentes? Look to the boulevards' origins as electric railway lines.

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Transforming the Taco: The Origins of Taco Bell | KCET

For the innovative, restless Glen Bell, the opening of the first Taco Bell was simply the idea that finally caught fire, after a decade of working to bring a Mexican-inspired menu to the masses.

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If These Menus Could Talk: The History of L.A. Power Dining Revealed - Hollywood Reporter

The first time chef Roy Choi visited the Los Angeles Public Library's 9,000-item vintage menu collection, he felt like Christopher Reeve's character in the 1980 movie Somewhere in Time, a playwright who travels back decades.

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Vintage Menus Are the Special Du Jour - Los Angeles Magazine

The Los Angeles Public Library’s incredible menu collection goes on display June 13

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11 Los Angeles secrets you didn't know existed

Including invisible oil derricks, underground prohibition tunnels, and

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Googie: Architecture of the Space Age

Before I moved to Los Angeles (almost 2 years ago now) I had never heard the word Googie. In fact, when a friend -- a native Californian -- used the term I initially thought it must have something to do with Google. I didn't know the word, but I definitel

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Alison Martino's "Vintage Los Angeles": Dan Tana's 50th Anniversay

When people ask me to suggest a classic Hollywood joint, there’s only one place that comes to mind: Dan Tana’s. On October 1 this dark and cozy Italian landmark will celebrate its 50th anniversary.