- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) - The iconic Hollywood Café in Tunica County will be honored Thursday with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail.

The present Hollywood Café and its original location in Hollywood, Mississippi, earned fame as a Delta dining institution and part of the area’s musical history.

Pianist Muriel Wilkins performed at the restaurant for years. She and the Hollywood were immortalized in the Marc Cohn hit song, “Walking in Memphis.”

The Hollywood Café had neither live music nor a kitchen when Bard Selden opened the business in 1969. But over the years the café began to offer dinnertime music and food.

After the original Hollywood was destroyed in 1983, the Owen family bought the business and reopened the Hollywood in Robinsonville. John Almond and Michael Young acquired the Hollywood in 2006.

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