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Formosa Cafe

Formosa Cafe 7156 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood (323) 850-9050 This was once an after-shooting hangout for stars such as Clark Gable and Humphrey Bogart, so it's probably no surprise the Chinese-themed red-and-black bar and restaurant is where characters played by Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce find the "real" Lana Turner in "L.A. Confidential." The landmark, which opened in 1939, also appears in the Jim Carrey drama "The Majestic" and in the opening scene of "Beverly Hills Cop II." Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times
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