A matchbook from the Wilshire Bowl for sale on EBay, listed as Buy It Now for $7.19.
Mary Mallory was curious about the Wilshire Bowl, where the Silver Screen Revue was staged in 1941.
The bowl, at 5665 Wilshire Blvd., went through a long series of incarnations before it was torn down.
Photos: The Wilshire Bowl 1| 2 | 3
The Times clips show that the bowl opened in 1933 and by 1943 it was the Louisiana Restaurant. The building became Slapsy Maxie’s about 1943 and closed about 1947. By 1952 it was Van de Kamp’s Wilshire Coffee Shop.
By 1981 it was the Chinese Furniture Center and the area was cleared for a large commercial development in 1982.
5665 Wilshire Blvd., via Google’s Street View.
What a gorgeous building, and even a pretty matchbook. Things were so much more elegantly designed back then.
Someone just sent me this matchcover and then I found it here, how cool!