Since I mentioned Gino Corrado's restaurant in my previous posting about Gene Sheldon, I looked for the snapshots Gino sent me in 1976, soon after I was back in New York. These should have been posted in my blog about Gino, but my collection is stored in three separate locations at various distances from my residence, and only today was I able to get to the place where the "Letters from Gino Corrado Collection" is stored.
The restaurant was appropriately named "Gino's" and was located at 19727 Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, California. The two photos below are dated March 1963.
Gino's note on the back of the photo below: "My restaurant that I operated for 15 years. Lost it by fraud. One of my boys (help) sitting on a big tree stump".
His note on the back of this next photo: "Inside of the restaurant. Many celebrities used to come in my place. I served Northern Italy cuisine - the very best - finest wines".
The business at the address today is a hair salon, A Hair Raising Experience.