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Title
Thelma Todd's Sidewalk Cafe´
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1933]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
In the early 1930s, this structure housed a restaurant on the ground floor owned by actress Thelma Todd and her partner Roland West. The duo also held parties in their private nightclub named Joya's, located on the second story near her personal apartment. At the time Todd owned the building, the hexagonal-shaped, third-floor included a dance floor and bandstand, which was famous for its Joya's barbequed steaks.
Exterior view of the three-story, 15,000-square-foot Spanish style Thelma Todd's Sidewalk Cafe´, located at 17575 Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades. The residence of the once-famous actress and owner of the cafe can be seen on the hill in the background.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00022944
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Pacific Palisades-Restaurants-Thelma Todd's Sidewalk Cafe.; A-008-429 4x5
CARL0000026269
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/91801
Subject
Todd, Thelma,--1905-1935--Homes and haunts
Thelma Todd's Sidewalk Cafe´
Bars (Drinking establishments)--California--Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles)
Restaurants--California--Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles)
Dwellings--California--Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles)
Architecture--California--Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles)--Spanish influences
Mountains--California, Southern
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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