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Old Posted Mar 8, 2011, 4:07 AM
andrea517 andrea517 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles
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Hi Ninja55. I have read quite a bit about your uncle...very interesting man. I mentioned previously that my grandma danced at the old Paris Inn on Market St and then the new one on Broadway when I'm assuming eminent domain took over the land. My grandma always said it was for the 101fwy but looking at the map it looks too far north. Market was a small street that met up with Los Angeles St just S/E of City Hall and only went to Alameda St. It looks like if Temple ran through City Hall and continued slightly south it would meet up with Market St. I'm assuming the land is now one of the big buildings perhaps on the north corner of Los Angeles and Temple (I'm not a map person so anyone correct me if I'm wrong!)

As I've mentioned previously whenever I can manage a trip to my aunt's house my grandma had tons photos of her dancing inside the Paris Inn (along with some other Los Angeles clubs) that as soon as I can get my hands on I will post.

Originally Posted by Ninja55 View Post
Thanks so much for all the photos of old L.A. My Great Uncle was none other than Bert Rovere. Restaurateur, sportsman, and man about town from 1920 until his death in the late 50's. He was the owner of the Paris Inn and Lucca's in L.A. and the Hurricane in San Francisco. His sister, Emma, married Joe Musso, of Musso and Frank's fame in 1936. He left his interest in the restaurant around 1927 and opened his own beautiful place on Wilshire called Musso's Parisian Gardens. It ran until his death.
I have an advertisement for the Paris Inn that says its was on 210 E. Market Street, just East of City Hall. I can't find any Market street downtown anymore. The only one is by the beach and certainly not east of City Hall. Does anyone know what street downtown was originally Market Street?
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