People: Nov. 7, 1983

Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers liked to get behind the counter and whip up their own milkshakes. Gloria Swanson often dropped by in a chauffeur-driven limousine, and celluloid myth has it that Lana Turner was discovered there (she was not). Last week, 51 years after it opened its doors and became a tinseltown landmark, Schwab's drugstore dimmed its neon sign on Sunset Boulevard for the last time. Citing financial pressure and what he called a "family dispute," Leon Schwab, 72, the brother of Founder Jack, decided it was better to close than...

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