Tag: Rita Hayworth

January 26, 2013 /

We used to have National Geographic dating back to 1924, and LIFE magazine back to 1939, a magic portal to other times up two flights of stairs to the attic. Most of the magazines are gone, cleaned out in a massive Spring Cleaning. Now I wish I had realized what…

December 12, 2012 /

Waiters outside the Hollywood Brown Derby – on strike in 1934: A night view in Hollywood some thirty years later… You can see the Brown Derby’s neon sign glowing on the right:

December 12, 2012 /

You can cross reference with the handy map in the previous post! This is the dessert case:        

December 12, 2012 /

I love the informal map of Hollywood on the cover of the Brown Derby menu. . If you click on the menu it’s easier to see.

December 12, 2012 /

I never did, different generation (quite a few generations), but here a few stars at the Brown Derby – oh, and the pattern on the china is “Blue Willow”: George and Gracie, Jane and Ronnie. This is another industry couple dining at the Derby, she’s an actress, and he’s a…

November 26, 2012 /

I remember when my dad, who was also rather colorful in his language, was categorized by his cardiologist as a “type A personality.” It used to come with the territory. But, this guy was in a league all his own… HERALD EXAMINER – Defense witness yesterday in court battle of…