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Musso & Frank Grill, Hollywood, CA ©Author Adventures

The Musso and Frank Grill was a hangout for about a dozen major authors, attracted by Hollywood studios in the early days of film. William Faulkner, Dorothy Parker, Raymond Chandler, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and many more would gather there and swap war stories about transforming literature to screenplays, much of which they had no control over. You can read more about the history there on the restaurant’s website at http://mussoandfrank.com/history/ Hollywood, California, has a population of approximately 85,000 residents in 3.5 square miles, making it one of the densest cities within Los Angeles County.

We are ever so happy this taste of “Old Hollywood” is still around. Our waiter had worked there 40 years and shared some interesting tidbits from the old days. That was quite a treat, as were the flannel cakes for dessert!

The Musso and Frank Grill is the sixth stop on our Southern California Author Adventures Trail!

Patricia Smart