I am sorry but, Cafe Of The Pink Turtle is just a fantastic name for a restaurant.
It’s memorable and it’s visual.
I can almost see a bustling counter with plates pilled with homestyle food being plopped down.
Some talent agent would come in – and everyone would roll their eyes.
Someone else would be talking too loud and there would always be tension in the air that felt like the next deal.
Of course, simplicity, I would have gone with: Pink Turtle Cafe.
In the 70s and 80s the Beverly Wilshire had probably the best coffee shop in Hollywood, the Cafe of the Pink Turtle, whose counterman at the time I think was named Mike, though I’m not sure. Mike was the best counterman bar none I’ve ever met. At the Cafe of the Pink Turtle the action was always fast and furious, mainly because all three of the major talent agencies were nearby. ICM down the street, CAA up the street, and William Morris just out the back door. All those agents needed a little protein before launching into deal making. Mike and the other counterpeople fed them quickly and well and sent them out into the world of sham and hype.