Still photographer Arlene Pachasa was the next door neighbor to frequent customer, director/screenwriter Scott Spiegel. They lived up the Hill from the Coffee Shop in a wonderful old Hollywood building. Since the whole Swingers project was a kind of “let’s put on a show” production Arlene was asked to be the still photographer. Nobody really knew at the time how many careers would be launched with this one little movie.

Still photo of director Doug Liman by Arlene Pachasa
Still photo by Arlene Pachasa from the set of Swingers at the Hollywood Hills Coffee Shop & Market. After one year we dropped the “& Market” and expanded the seating into the liquor store/market which you can see in the background.