Duke’s Coffeeshop

April 9th, 2009  |  Published in reviews/guides


Mug Shots
by Stinson Carter
BlackBook Magazine, February 2008

The classic black-and-white headsot is dead, and its mausoleum is Duke’s Coffee Shop on the Sunset Strip––not to mention countless dry cleaners and body shops scattered across Los Angeles.

Duke’s walls are a timeline of the once ubiquitous symbol of showbiz, from Frank Sinatra in his Rat Pack suit to Stephen Baldwin with a dangle earring and three-day stubble. “I haven’t had a new one in two years,” says Beverly Pittman, manager and 30-year veteran of Duke’s. “It’s like they’ve stopped making them.” click to continue reading

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