The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on June 16, 1967 · Page 95
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · Page 95

Los Angeles, California
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Friday, June 16, 1967
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Fontainebleau and Call fano's in -filmtown, is the new owner of The Cameo! Qualify and Service Stressed at Derbies Room at 5061 Sunset Blvd. The menu at Califano's Cameo Room Has New Owner Albert Califano, maitre d' for years at the famed Mocambo in Hollywood and later with The Savov, The YiIshire Terrace, Tlie Cameo Room is now fea luring a daily specialty in addition to the regular1 entrees. n II II ZimA&H&iZMJL 1111 1 I III" Mil Will I I Mill III II I mi i ' i iw 'i ' imrmn in im ' with the Hollywood scene. In 1937, the existing derby hat restaurant, no longer a part of The Brown Derby Corp., was built on Yil-shire Blvd., replacing the original restaurant. Change has been good to Los Angeles and change has been good for the Brown Derbies. The famous caricatures lining the Hollywood Derby-walls recall a glittering past. The charcoal drawings of each of the Academy Award winners in the Beverly Derby pay tribute to those who" have attained the highest award offered an actor by the motion picture indus- the interviewing place for personalities and photographers. As Beverly Hills became "the place" for the movie magnates and stars to live, it also became important to them to have a Derby there. In 1930, the Beverly Hills Brown Derby was built at the corner of Yvilshire and Rodeo. It soon became and has since remained the popular gathering place for not only Beverly Hills families, but for the residents and members of business firms throughout the evergrowing YYest Los Angeles area. As the rears rolled bv. The Derbv scene changed mm 2 JUST BRING THIS AD Complete $4.95 U.S. Choice New York Steak Dinners for the Price of . . . 1 NO COVER CHARGE INCLUDES SHOW Two drinks minimum per person Valid 'til luly 31. 1967 Open every niffht. asms. Somborn lost no lime in getting his restau-rant project off the ground. To manage the Derby, he decided upon Robert Howard Cobb. In the beginning, people came into the Derby out of friendship or curiosity. They came back for sevei-al other reasons. First, the menu, though limited and extremely simple. Second, the service was swift and flawless. Third, it was conveniently located. Hollywood Opening On Valentine's D a y, 192!. the doors opened on the Hollywood Brown Derby. Around it grew the theaters, broadcasting studios and business offices that have directed the destiny of the entertainment business. For almost 40 years now, it has been mTMmriBWiBii' ... ..... - UIIIIII TIITTITTTTTl 1 r - z . l-. ap.- . . - mr -r . t fr f r , r ' M W " 15 MINUTES FR0M 15 MINUTES FROM LONG BEACH VIA&1 , DOWNTOWN L.A. !SS0 jdWWb - X V,A HARBOR fvt I I ITSWiNGSf The ingredients for the success of two of America's great restaurants, The Brown Derby-Hollywood and The Brown Derby-Beverly Hills, are best summed up by the late Gene Fowler who wrote on the occasion of the 30th anniversary: "It is a sort of comfortable feeling to be able to sit down in a public place, dine well, see the people one admires, and know that the management does rot hate you, and want you to get the hell out of there as soon as you have paid the tab." Changes Noted "Certainly the restaurant business has changed since we opened the 'little Derby' in 1926," says Bob Cobb. "However, whether it be a Hollywood restaurant or any other city's eating establishment, the customers want and appreciate good American food. Add to that good service in a warm and c o mfortable atmosphere and you've got a real winner." he continues. "In 'tinsel town' our clientele like a tall story or a good gag with their hamburger . . . but without that bet-ter hamburger they w o u 1 d n' t keep coming back year after year," concludes Cobb. In 1026 the original Brown Derby opened on the AY i 1 s h i"r e Blvd. site which is today The Chapman Park Hotel. In keeping with the mania of the era for ice-cream parlors built in the shape of igloos, doghouses serving hot dogs and teepees for real estate offices, it was an architectural monstrosity in the form of a Brown Derby. Idea Was Born A year prior to its opening, while discussing the birth of good Los Angeles eating establishments with Abe Frank, manager of The Ambas-sador Hotel, and Sid Graunian. of Chinese Theater f "a m e. Herbert Klee Somborn. a motion picture producer, The Brown Derby idea was born. wnen i Mm 5 vvm mm does the , i mm, m i TTTTy ,i u , i mMM? 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