Vendome Café, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1930s

Vendome Café, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1930sVendome Café, 6666 Sunset Boulevard, block from the Hollywood Reporter offices, opened May 1933. This was the first restaurant opened by Hollywood Reporter’s Billy Wilkerson who originally planned it as a gourmet paradise and specialty store but soon after the opening, Wilkerson made it a luncheon place and it soon became the most important place to lunch in town. Closed late 1938, and reopened as Ruby Foo’s.

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