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Site of the Vine Street Brown Derby

1628 Vine Street

 

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Site of the Vine Street Brown Derby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, August 14, 2005
1. Site of the Vine Street Brown Derby Marker
Inscription. The most famous Hollywood restaurant of its day, the Brown Derby opened Valentine's Day, 1929. Owner Robert Cobb was also the inventor of the Cobb Salad. He originated furnishing telephones at tables during mealtime. celebrities popularity was gauged by the number of phone pages they received. Clark Gable proposed to Carole Lombard here in booth 54. Caricatures of movie stars decorated the walls. Damaged by fire and later by earthquake, it was demolished in 1994.
 
Erected by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 34° 6.045′ N, 118° 19.599′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Vine Street 0.1 miles south of Hollywood Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. South of the intersection of Hollywood and Vine. Site is currently a parking lot. A possible remnant of the building still exists at 1638 Vine Street and is a hair and nail salon that is slated for demolition. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1628 Vine Street, Los Angeles CA 90028, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Warner Pacific Theatre (approx. mile away); Site of the Pig' N Whistle (approx. 0.6 miles
A reported remaining section of the Brown Derby image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, August 14, 2005
2. A reported remaining section of the Brown Derby
away); Site of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Hollywood Reporter (approx. 0.9 miles away); Award of Excellence KTLA-TV (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Honorable Edmund D. Edelman (approx. one mile away); Hattie McDaniel (approx. one mile away); Hollywoodland's Granite Retaining Walls and Interconnecting Granite Stairs (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
More about this marker. Charlton Heston's "Walk of Fame" star is in front of the former Brown Derby entrance.
 
Regarding Site of the Vine Street Brown Derby. The Hollywood Brown Derby was the second but most popular of the four Original Brown Derby Restaurants. The first was on Wilshire Boulevard shaped like a derby hat opposite the former Ambassador Hotel. The Beverly Hills Brown Derby was located at the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard opposite the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The last Brown Derby which is the only one standing is situated on Los Feliz and Hillhurst. The Los Feliz Brown Derby
The cornice detail on remains image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, August 14, 2005
3. The cornice detail on remains
The stylized cornice was a signature feature of the Vine Street Brown Derby.
was a car hop and was recently granted landmark status.
 
Additional keywords. Hollywood and Vine Meet me at the Derby
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
The parking lot Where the Brown Derby once stood image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, August 14, 2005
4. The parking lot Where the Brown Derby once stood
 
 
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