Hollywood, CA - Mels Drive-In & Celebrity Bar
Neon sign for Mel's Drive-In and "celebrity bar" in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The restaurant, part of a small California chainof diners, is located in the historic Max Factor building that includes a beauty salon whose client list at one time included Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, and most of the leading movie actresses in Hollywood. At the time of this photograph in 2012, Mel's shared the building with the Hollywood History Museum, home of 5,000 Hollywood exhibits and artifacts. Photo by Carol Highsmith, 2013.