THELMA TODD

Beautiful and funny and died too young. She was married to an abusive rat who she got wise to and divorced. I’m not going to write a  blog about her death being mysterious, if you read the court papers you will find that it wasn’t.  I just want to share a few cool pics of someone referred to in her time as “the ice cream blonde” and the terrific looking restaurant she opened with director Roland West on PCH.

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The iconic Spanish building was first opened in 1928 as a shopping center, does anyone know who the architect was? It kind of reminds me of the Chapman Market which was designed by Morgan, Walls, & Clements… At any rate, here it is, Thelma Todd’s Sidewalk Cafe:

7 comments

  1. She was so delicious! I know the entire story but I don’t know who the architect was. And I think I have hazy memories of seeing the building when I was a kid…maybe I am wrong. Is it lost now?

    • Thank you! My husband always jokes with me about how I love to go grocery shopping and he calls the market my “holy place”. On Thursday I’ll be posting some stores from the twenties worthy of the designation 😉

  2. What a Deco delight the restaurant is.If I had not been sitting I might have fallen over when I saw it.Needless to say i had never seen them before.What a stunning bridge as well.

  3. Pingback: Happy Birthday Thelma Ritter | waldina

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