Errol’s “Salad Days” in Mexico

24 Jul

The Famous Caesar’s Restaurant – Where Errol Dined and Caesar’s Salad was Invented.  A great restaurant; still there at the same location!


Caesar's interior

— Gentleman Tim


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  1. Tim

    July 26, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Here’s a rare 1933 home movie showing the exterior of Caesar’s essentially how Errol would have first seen it.…

    • Tim

      July 26, 2013 at 10:23 am

      And here’s how it looks today, at the same location since the Roaring Twenties:…

      (When in Coronado, Errol is thought to have enjoyed the closely-related “Jack Salad” at the La Avenida Cafe, invented by Jack Clapp, who claimed to have co-invented the Caesar Salad.)

    • Tim

      July 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      At about 1:25 – 1:30, you can see extremely rare filming of the Foreign Club. This is where the young teenage sensation Carmen Cansino – a legendary future friend of Errol’s – began her dancing career in Mexico, Christmas Day, 1932. Indeed, she may very well have been there when this film was made in ’33. By 1935, she was performing at Caliente, as Rita Cansino, where she was “discovered” by Fox Studios. A couple of years later, with Columbia Pictures, she adopted her mother’s maiden name and became Rita Hayworth.

  2. Tina

    September 12, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Your research Tim is the greatest. Looking forward to many more of your fab contributions. Keep on digging! I love your finds!

    • Tim

      September 12, 2013 at 11:54 pm

      Thank you so much, Tina. That’ so very kind of you.

      And, while documenting Errol’s connection to Baja, it is notable that the “Irish-British” “Actor-Author” Senor Flynn officially emigrated (on foot) to the United States from Calexico, Mexico!……

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