I love the informal map of Hollywood on the cover of the Brown Derby menu.


1947 - Luncheon Menu at the Brown Derby in Hollywood
1947 – Luncheon Menu at the Brown Derby in Hollywood

If you click on the menu it’s easier to see.

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  1. December 12, 2012

    What a great post. And, it’s lunch time here..I always liked those old place-mat/menus diner used to have.

  2. December 12, 2012

    I have the Brown Derby cookbook–it’s a gread read, full of all kinds of info about the stars’ favorite dishes, etc.

    • December 12, 2012

      I always used to love it when my mom would make me a Monte Cristo Sandwich — jelly on ham in an egg dipped and fried sandwich dusted with powdered sugar… Is it in the cookbook? I’m gaining weight just thinking about it.

      • December 12, 2012

        I’ll check for you and let you know! 😀

      • December 13, 2012

        Alas, that recipe isn’t in the book. However, the recipe for their original Cobb Salad is in there if you’d like that one!

      • December 13, 2012

        Thank you, Madame! I believe Cobb Salad has green crunchy things in it… and right now I’m on my annual cookie, fruitcake, and peppermint diet 😉

      • December 13, 2012

        I like you. You’re a woman after my own heart, Vickie.

      • December 13, 2012

        The feeling is completely mutual 🙂

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