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Moolah's Hide-Away, 20 Forest Lake Shopping Center: 1978   3 comments

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As far as I can tell, Moolah's Hide-Away was a fairly short lived operation, as it appears only in the 1977 Bellsouth phonebook. The restaurant was in the space once occupied by Biddie Banquet and occupied for a good number of years now by Sakura. From the ad, it appears that they were pitching it as a base-gate type operation to draw off of Fort Jackson. Wikipedia claims that the restaurant was actually operated by Moolah's daughter.

Judjing by Wikipedia, The Fabulous Moolah (real name Mary Lillian Ellison) had quite an interesting life, becoming the first woman to wrestle in Madison Square Garden. The Columbia High School graduate went on to become the most famous female wrestler of the the thirty years from the 50s into the 80s and appeared in videos with Cyndi Lauper during her wrestling era. She passed away in Columbia in November 2007.

UPDATE 10 Feb 2011: Added a better picture of the current location

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  1. Moolah's grave site is worth a look if you are near Greenlawn Cemetary on Garner's Ferry Road. Actually more of a marble shrine.


    11 Apr 10 at 5:39 am

  2. Her memoirs is a hoot to read. She claimed that Andre the Giant visited this place every year at Christmas time and loved to pose for pictures with her waitstaff, which had "little people" dressed as elves.


    12 Apr 10 at 9:42 am

  3. i used to work for master moreland (as well as a student) back in the days and we used to do t-shirts for moolah.

    master moreland swore that the midget lady she hung with was her lover. i had only gone to her house once and she and a few lady wrestlers were playing cards. of course her little friends were there too.

    she used to run a wrestling camp right off alpine - on moolah street/drive/rd/whatever.


    5 May 10 at 8:38 pm

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