Welcome to Cornerspotter, a weekly Curbed game in which you try to identify the location and/or identity of a particular building or streetscape in a historic photograph. Impress us and your fellow Curbed readers with your uncanny insight into Los Angeles and its past!
Somebody partied too hard! (Actually, it seems like a serious call brought the fire trucks out; look at all that water.) The famed celeb hangout featured in this undated photo (we're guessing it's the 1930s or 1940s) was the last in a series of establishments opened by the same enterprising young man who is "credited with being the first to create the Oyster Cocktail," if the Los Angeles Public Library's archival notes are to be believed. Times and tastes were certainly different. Think you know where this happening tavern was? Let us know in the comments!
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