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Is this the end for the famed Formosa Cafe?

by Take Two®

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Exterior of the famous Formosa Cafe Joshua Barash

The famed Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood is officially closed, according to multiple sources.

It was founded in 1925 by a boxer named Jimmy Bernstein, and for years it hosted a who's who of Hollywood glamour. 

Originally operated in a converted trolley car, the Cafe eventually grew to become a Hollywood institution. It was even featured in the film "L.A. Confidential."

Take Two's A Martinez discussed the Formosa's legacy with L.A. pop culture historian, Alison Martino. She is the founder of the Facebook page, Vintage LA. 

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue media player above. 

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