Friday, September 13, 2013
Brittingham's Radio Center Restaurant
A huge number of CDS programs were recorded and broadcast here: the Lucky Strike Program, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. It was designed by architect William Lescaze. Al Jolson mocked the modern looking building and said that "It looks like Flash Gordon's bathroom."
But the restaurant was moderately popular. Bobby Sherwood's Stringette played there nightly. The building still exists, but today the space is empty, no tourists, no hot griddle, no radio. The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Los Angeles Conservancy are trying preserve the landmark building.