Child star Edith Fellows passed away last year on June 26, 2011. Edith was a daily visitor to the Coffee Shop until we closed in May, 2001. It truly was her “home away from home.”  It is unfortunate that the elderly in Los Angeles, who no longer are able to drive, are also unable to visit “third places” like the Hollywood Hills Coffee Shop.  In Ray Oldenburg’s 1989 book, “The Great Good Place”, he states that “there has been a marked decline in gathering places near enough to people’s homes to afford the easy access and familiar faces necessary to a vital informal public life.”

A picture of Edith when she worked as a cashier at the Liquor Store.