Big Doughnut, Randy's Donuts
Randy's Donuts is a few miles north of LAX Airport off the 405. Trees and brush obscure the freeway view more than they must have in 1953, when the Big Donut Drive-in chain opened.
Once up the exit ramp and on the cross-street, the 22-foot diameter snack appears poised to roll off an otherwise uninspired drive-thru store. Randy's is a destination with Hollywood star status.
It appears over and over as movie backdrop or in obliquely angled atmospheric LA montages.