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Old Posted Jan 13, 2013, 11:06 PM
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Hollywood Ranch Market

Nice color noirish pic of the Hollywood Ranch Market, 1954, Vine Street between Fountain and La Mirada (Broadway Hollywood sign, center left margin):

dear old hollywood

And another showing the tell-tale roof of the former Mandarin Market:


The Mandarin Market (M.L. Gogerty, 1928) went in a year after Mann's Chinese went up. It had a full-service market, bakery, restaurant and a Texaco kiosk:

The Hollywood Ranch Market never closed; it had turnstiles instead of doors. It also had an automated doughnut machine one could watch through the front window. Almost twenty feet of machinery and conveyor belts that did everything from mixing the dough through delivering the finished product.

On his last morning, James Dean had coffee and doughnuts here while his Spyder was serviced at Competition Motors across the street at 1219.

The Hollywood Ranch Market was my local grocery when I lived in Hollywood not long before it closed forever.

ethereal_reality posted some great black & whites earlier:
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