HOTELS – RESTAURANTS – THEATERS
It is in downtown
danced in the Ballroom, a little seedy now.
It opened in 1921 and was the home of the Coconut Grove.
Everyone, who was anyone stayed there. There was even a
theater with the hotel. Mabel made her home in bungalow number
two for almost a year. The bungalows were on the front lawn of the
Hotel but have been removed.
Roscoe Arbuckle opened the “Roscoe Arbuckle Plantation Café”
in 1928 and it was closed in 1930. When it opened Mabel sent a
floral tribute in the form of a bigger then life image of Arbuckle.
Sid Gruman purchased this nickelodeon in 1918.
Sid Gruman built this theater in 1922. Mabel in her ermine and white
satin went with Paul Bern at the première of
of Baghdad here.
Sid Gruman courtyard holds the hand and footprints of many
film stars, not Mabel’s. It was built in 1927, after Mabel had retired.
Mabel’s star is just a little east at 6821
Mack Sennett owned this theater and premièred Molly O’ November
30, 1921 to a very receptive audience. Sennett purchased the Spanish
style Victory Theater in 1920. The Victory was an early Vaudeville
opened on 15th February 1926 and I presume it must have taken at least
a year to remodel.
MUSSO & FRANK’S GRILL
This was a “watering hole” known to all the early film people including
Mabel. It was established in 1919 the style has remained very authentic.
CARTHAY CIRCLE THEATRE
Olympic Blvd & Crescent Heights