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Then and Now: Trocadero

Top: Looking south at the Trocadero at 8610 Sunset Blvd. from Sunset Plaza drive, in a photo taken after 1944; bottom: a newly built row of Sunset Plaza shops that occupies the same lot today

Here’s another angle showing the Trocadero looking east:

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Top Sunset Strip Restaurants Indicted for World War II Rationing Violations

In August 1945, just weeks before World War II ended, the finest restaurants and nightclubs on the Sunset Strip were indicted by a federal grand jury for violating the meat rationing laws.

Among those questioned by investigators and by the grand jury were representatives of:

  • The Players, 8225 Sunset
  • St. Donat’s, 8351 Sunset
  • The Marquis, 8420 Sunset
  • Ciro’s, 8433 Sunset
  • Temple of Heaven, 8711 Sunset
  • Cafe Gala, 8795 Sunset
  • Bubilchki, 8846 Sunset
  • The Little Gypsy, 8917 Sunset
  • Trocadero, 8610 Sunset
  • Restaurant La Rue, 8633 Sunset
  • Villa Nova, 9015 Sunset
  • Bit of Sweden, 9051 or 9031 Sunset

It is unclear what became of these charges, but it’s likely they were dropped after victory was declared on Sept. 2.

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