In the heart of Hollywood, right next door to the Hollywood Wax Museum is the Snow White Cafe. Boasting a slice of pizza and a pint of beer for just $7, faux exposed brick walls, and buzzing neon advertising beer, it seems an unlikely setting to have multiple murals that feature Snow White. But not only do these murals depict various scenes from the 1937 film, they were in fact “crafted by the very hands that gave life to Disney’s classic.”
According to the blog Only in Hollywood, the story of the murals origin is up for debate. Some say that animators and Walt Disney himself visited the cafe frequently, and the murals were a gift for putting up with the crowd. Another story is that the owner of the cafe was a friend of Walt’s, and one day shared that he was remodeling his restaurant, and asked if Walt would like to have a movie premiere after-party there. Taking him up on the offer, Walt sent animator Joshua Meador to the restaurant to paint the murals. This version is also relayed in Gregory Paul Williams’ book The Story of Hollywood: An Illustrated History. Regardless of the origin, you can’t ignore the hilarious juxtaposition of beer signs and murals of Disney’s first princess. Plus, the food ain’t bad!