Hody's - Vintage Photo Friday
|Hody's Locations. Click on photo to make large|
Why didn't my parents ever take us here? There were at least three locations that we could have visited, either of the restaurants on South La Brea Avenue or the famous one in Hollywood! I don't even remember driving by the clown faced Hody's in Hollywood. We were in Hollywood almost every single weekend when I was a child to visit my Bloom grandparents. Harmph! I feel cheated. I want a clown mask to wear with lunch!
Oh well, Hody's looks like a kid-friendly place and lots of fun. Maybe that's why my brother and I were never taken there. Mom and Dad probably had enough of squirming children. They didn't need to be exposed to a restaurant-full of them!
|Hody's Baldwin Hills. 3533 So. La Brea @ Rodeo Rd.|
The founder of Hody's, Sidney Hoedemaker founded the restaurant chain in 1949. In 1955 he signed a 20 year lease for the property on the northwest corner of Hollywood and Vine. Hoedemaker had it remodeled extensively. It was the former Melody Lane Restaurant.
Hoedemaker just happened to be the founder of the Pig 'n Whistle AND the Melody Lane, along with all of those Hody's Coffee Shops!
|Hody's Hollywood. Hollywood and Vine|
Take photos wherever you go this weekend and post them! We're preserving history here!
|A memorable, vintage postcard from Hody's!|
|1962, Waitress at Hody's. Security Pacific Nat'l. Bank collection, LAPL|