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Hollywood in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Pig ‘n Whistle

 
 
Site of the Pig' N Whistle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 16, 2014
1. Site of the Pig' N Whistle Marker
Inscription. Sidney Hoedemaker opened Hollywood's first family restaurant (that welcomed children) in 1927 and featured rich, hand-carved wood decor. Popular tunes were played on a pipe organ. The Hollywood Glee Club performed Friday evenings. Loreatta Young dined here Sundays. Barbara Stanwyck dropped by several times a week. Other regulars included: Spencer Tracy, Howard Hughes, Buddy Rogers and Shirley Temple. The dancing, flute-playing pig can still be seen above the marquee.
 
Erected by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 37.)
 
Location. 34° 6.08′ N, 118° 20.203′ W. Marker is in Hollywood, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Hollywood Blvd near McCadden Place, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6714 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chinese Heaven Dogs (approx. ¼ mile away); Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hollywood Reporter (approx. 0.3 miles away); Award of Excellence KTLA-TV (approx. 0.3 miles away); Warner Pacific Theatre
Pig' N Whistle Marker - Street View image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 16, 2014
2. Pig' N Whistle Marker - Street View
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Magic Castle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hollywood’s First Major Film Company Studio (approx. half a mile away); Hollywood & Vine (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollywood.
 
Also see . . .  Pig 'n Whistle History. Pignwhistlehollywood.com's history of the restaurant: The Pig ‘N Whistle opened its doors on July 22, 1927. Its stylish design and fanciful hand-carved wood décor by renowned architects Morgan, Walls & Clements made it an instant favorite with the movie colony as well as the local citizenry. Connected to the forecourt of the Egyptian Theatre by a side entrance, the Pig ‘N Whistle quickly became the place for stars to gather before and after movie premieres and discuss the industry over a few drinks. Stars such as Shirley Temple, Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable and Loretta Young were regulars, enjoying the restaurant’s wide range of menu items and soda fountain offerings. Household names like Cary Grant, Jane Wyman or Walter Pidgeon could often be spotted at the Pig ‘N Whistle having lunch and reading the local paper or enjoying dinner after a glamorous evening at the Egyptian…. (Submitted on October 1, 2014.)
Site of the Pig' N Whistle image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 16, 2014
3. Site of the Pig' N Whistle
 
 
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Pig' N Whistle - Awning and Sign image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 16, 2014
4. Pig' N Whistle - Awning and Sign
Egyptian Theatre right next door. image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 16, 2014
5. Egyptian Theatre right next door.
Back in 1927 movie theatres didn’t have concession stands in their lobbies. In order to satisfy movie-goers who wanted to eat a good meal before seeing a film, a family restaurant and soda fountain opened up next door to the Egyptian Theatre. This new hotspot quickly became one of Hollywood’s most celebrated eateries – the world-famous Pig ‘N Whistle! - Pignwhistlehollywood.com
Egyptian Theatre - Courtyard Exterior image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 16, 2014
6. Egyptian Theatre - Courtyard Exterior
Pig' N Whistle - Interior image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 16, 2014
7. Pig' N Whistle - Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on October 31, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 12, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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