#TBT: Hollywood Boulevard's Frolic Room, 1949

by guestofaguest · November 21, 2013

[Photo via] We're throwing it way, way back to the Truman administration with this photo of L.A. Mayor Bowron, who held office from 1938 to 1953, cruising down Hollywood Boulevard with his wife in the annual Christmas parade in 1949. With the Pantages Theatre hosting the Academy Awards from that same year until 1959, Frolic Room, the neon-lit bar conveniently located next door in the background, boasted quite an impressive celebrity clientele, including infamous regular Charles Bukowski.

Nearly every square inch surrounding it has likely undergone numerous changes since then, but Frolic Room, is one of L.A.'s few watering holes that remains the same today. See our complete roundup of such spots that will transport you back in time with their original decor, authentic old school service and ambiance in a tour of L.A.'s oldest and most historic bars.

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