Posted ByScott P. on November 27, 2003 at 21:38:12:
I had the same question from hearing reruns on KNX Los Angeles. I asked my mother, who lived in L.A. from about 1945 but she wasn't familiar with it. Turns out the building is still there, adapted to some other use. It's blue-green, or at least part of it is. It shows up (along with the Orpheum Theater) in that TV movie with Jaclyn Smith and Corbin Bernsen-- the 1940s detective fantasy.
My favorite joke was when Rochester said he got a new engine for the Maxwell at Broadway at Ninth-- not from the department store though. He found it lying in the street, at Broadway at Ninth!