“Forgotten Hollywood”- Cantina Owner to the Stars Has Died

Posted on May 5, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`If you wanted to hang out alongside Jerry Brown, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Webb, J.D. Souther, or Glenn Frey and Don Henley of The Eagles, Lucy Casado’s Lucy’s El Adobe Cafe, across the way from Paramount Pictures in Hollywood,  was the place to visit and dine.

“`Presidential hopefuls, including Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Senators Robert Kennedy and Robert Dole, and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, all met with Casado while they ate at her restaurant.  She and her late husband helped organize the Mexican American Political Association. Few major politicians in Los Angeles traveled around the city without Lucy’s El Adobe on the itinerary.

“`In 2007, the Los Angeles City Council named an intersection near El Adobe Cafe and Paramount Pictures  —  I Love Lucy Square  — honoring both Casado and Lucille Ball.

“`Lucy, who was born in El Paso, Texas, wanted to become a doctor. Instead, she learned to cook. Eventually, she became known for her opinions. On Wednesday, the landmark Mexican cantina was notably quiet with the report Casado, who mingled with celebrities, politicos, and rock stars, had died.

“`Funeral services are pending. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Casado’s chosen charity, Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter. She is survived by her daughter and two sons.

“`Lucy Casado was 91. Say a prayer for her on Cinco de Mayo!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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