Waiting Tables in Hollywood

1920 – out in the fresh air:

1934 – at The Talk of the Town:

A carhop on roller skates, reminiscent of Vickie Lester, hat tip to SCENTS MEMORY | There is nothing like the smell of a man..



  1. Oh my goodness that IS a coffee pot to end all coffee pots!
    Now I know this is harking back to your roots Miss Lester before you met Norman Main and became a big star. But didn’t you used to be a car hop at that drive in where they had one burger on the menu with everything in the place in it all burgered together?

  2. Oh, honey – I waitressed for over 20 years (started at 15… ahem) and these photos do bring back memories! Not that I was wearing rollerskates, and not that I wasn’t in color… but you know what I mean. Honestly, rollerskating and carrying drinks just doesn’t sound like a healthy combination. Imagine trying to avoid getting pinched on the rear while you’re on wheels and holding beverages!

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