The Tamale lives on

the-tamale-lapl.jpgAfter I put this photo of The Tamale with last week's post on Gustavo Arellano's LAT story on tamales as the original L.A. street food, a couple of interesting notes came in. One, the original photo appears in at least two books on iconic architecture: Jim Heimann's "California Crazy and Beyond" and "Southern California Car Culture Landmarks," by Matthew Roth and the Auto Club.

Second, the building at 6421 Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles is still there. It was Charley's Beauty Salon as of a year ago or so, and may still be.

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