Deja-vu, Hollywood style!

Photo taken of a large sign for Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood on a bright sunny day. The dark green sign features the restaurant's name in white cursive lettering.
Musso & Frank Grill is a Hollywood tradition. Writer and author Scott Holleran introduced me to this wonderful place. (Photo copyright © Leigh Hanlon)

The following text appears in this photo as typewritten characters. Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Chicago, USA. 1970s Olympia SM9. I've seen this place before. One of the neat things about watching movies and TV series shot in Los Angeles is that when you do visit the area there's a bizarre sense of deja-vu. I experienced one such moment while watching the Amazon series Bosch. During a scene with supporting cast members Amy Aquino and Troy Evans the pair dines at Hollywood's famed Musso & Frank Grill -- a place introduced to me by author and writer Scott Holleran. Scott recommended Musso & Frank's spaghetti with meat sauce, which he correctly described as having a classic supper-club taste. I loved it! But back to Bosch. Season 5 is a lot more of an upbeat police procedural than the previous seasons. Not that police work wasn't on display in 1-4, of course. This latest story arc just gelt more like the savvy offspring of The Rockford Files and Double Indemnity. We even get a cameo appearance by Jeri Ryan. How cool is that?

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