L.A.'s Legendary Restaurants

Celebrating the Famous Places Where Hollywood Ate, Drank, and Played

Author: George Geary

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

ISBN: 1595808019

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

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L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants is an illustrated history of dozens of landmark eateries from throughout the City of Angels. From such classics as Musso & Frank and The Brown Derby in the 1920s to the see-and-be-seen crowds at Chasen’s, Romanoffs, and Ciro’s in the mid-20th century to the dawn of California cuisine at Ma Maison and Spago Sunset in the 1970s and ’80s, L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants celebrates the famous locations where Hollywood ate, drank, and played. Author George Geary leads you into the glamorous restaurants inhabited by the stars through a lively narrative filled with colorful anecdotes and illustrated with vintage photographs, historic menus, and timeless ephemera. Over 100 iconic recipes for entrees, appetizers, desserts, and drinks are included. But L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants contains much more than the fancy, high-priced restaurants favored by the Hollywood cognoscenti. The glamour of the golden age of drive-ins, drugstores, nightclubs, and hotels are also honored. What book on L.A. restaurants would be complete without tales of ice cream sundaes at C.C. Brown’s, cafeteria-style meals at Clifton’s, or a mai tai at Don the Beachcomber? Most of the locations in L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants no longer exist, but thanks to George Geary, the memories are still with us.

Are the Stars Out Tonight?

The Story of the Famous Ambassador and Cocoanut Grove, "Hollywood's Hotel"

Author: Margaret Tante Burk

Publisher: Seven Locks Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 192

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For seven decades the history of Hollywood and Los Angeles was centered on the Ambassador Hotel and Cocoanut Grove. Margaret Burk captured the stories and characters in her best-selling book, which became a Hollywood classic. Some of her stories are about the early Academy Awards where Oscar got its name, the Golden Globes, the glamorous award and fashion shows, film premieres and sporting events that took place there.

The Brown Derby Restaurant

A Hollywood Legend

Author: Sally Cobb,Mark Willems

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847819256

Category: History

Page: 160

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Features photographs and anecdotes from the famous Hollywood Brown Derby during its heyday in the 1930s and 1940s, and includes many of the restaurant's recipes.

The Brown Derby Cookbook

Author: Robert H. Cobb

Publisher: Original Hollywood Brown Derby, Limited

ISBN: 9780984426720

Category: Cooking

Page: 258

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One of the greatest cookbook values in many years. Now revised with additional photographs and a larger page size. THE BROWN DERBY COOKBOOK contains more than 650 choice recipes from the famous Brown Derby Restaurants. Each of these fine recipes were tested and edited by Marjorie Child Husted, the noted expert in advertising, public services and home service for General Mills, who headed their Betty Crocker staff for many years. It is a practical book -- designed to be used. Here you will find select recipes - for most of which the ingredients are readily available, in quantities for home use and parties. In addition, the book contains the history of The Brown Derbys, a glossary of terms used, specialties of the house, a section on how to read a menu and a complete index. Throughout the book are the famous names everyone associates with these famous restaurants and the technical information is laced with warm human touches, witty anecdotes, and telling photographs. These recipes are truly the creme de la creme, for they have been winnowed from the thousands accumulated by the staff of the various Brown Derby Restaurants. This NEW 4th Edition should add variety and spice to the menus of homes all over the world.

Hollywood

Then & Now

Author: Rosemary Lord

Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited

ISBN: 9781909108394

Category: History

Page: 143

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A fascinating comparison of the orange groves and bean fields of yesterday with the slick urban existence that is Hollywood today. Moorish and Spanish revival architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright homes still stand alongside modern structures such as Frank Gehry's breathtaking Disney Concert Hall. This book features early photographs matched with specially commissioned contemporary images of the same locations, including Graumann's Chinese Theatre and the Cocoanut Grove nightclub, and show what has changed and what has remained after 100 years of Hollywood. Sites include Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood and Vine, Immaculate Heart High School, Beachwood Village, Hollywoodland, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood High School, Gower Street, Lasky Studios, Fox Studios, Chaplin Field, MGM Studios, RKO Radio Pictures, Paramount, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Chateau Marmont, Whitley Heights, Roosevelt Hotel, and the Garden of Allah.--Amazon.

Southern California Eats 2

Author: John Eng,Adriene Biondo

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764336393

Category: Travel

Page: 143

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Take a photographic journey through Southern California and step back in time to visit fast food prototypes, drive-ins, bowling alley snack bars, space age coffee shops, roadside cafes, and fine dining destinations. Enjoy photo excursions to historic landmarks like the Dal Rae and Dresden Restaurant, the last remaining winery/restaurant in Los Angeles, a desert outpost cafe, and a giant chocolate donut you can drive-thru. A fun, informative, and visual treat with something for everyone.

Hollywood Rides a Bike

Cycling with the Stars

Author: Steven Rea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781883318635

Category: Photography

Page: 159

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Long before cycling was uber-trendy, the hottest film stars were pedalling their way to glory on the big screen. Renowned film critic Steven Rea presents a stunning homage to the humble bicycle by showing Hollywood's biggest stars on two (and sometimes three) wheels. This beautiful collection of over 125 rare vintage photographs showcases classic stars such as Brigitte Bardot, Clark Gable and Humphrey Bogart... on wheels! Hollywood Rides a Bike includes a special index about bikes especially for cycling aficionados, as well as an index devoted to a 'Who's Who' of Hollywood.

Modern Tract Homes of Los Angeles

Author: John Eng,Adriene Biondo

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9780764338656

Category: Architecture

Page: 142

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Affordable housing for the masses has been an age-old problem that some of the best minds in the world have tried to solve. Never was it more critical than after World War II, when many cities and economies were wiped clean and the world–quite literally–needed to be rebuilt. It was during this time that modern ideas led the way to the future. Modern Tract Homes of Los Angeles touches on the history of modern architecture and explores five housing tracts built between 1948 and 1964. Through these unique tracts, we gain an understanding of what the postwar climate was like and learn why modern houses still remain relevant today as new homeowners are drawn to their aesthetic and original homeowners continue to enjoy them more than half a century later. This engaging guide features 100+ images of interiors, exteriors, and decor and more than 40 archival images and floor plans.

To Live and Dine in L.A

Menus and the Making of the Modern City

Author: Josh Kun,Los Angeles Public Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626400283

Category: Restaurants

Page: N.A

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"To Live and Dine in L.A. is a project of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, based On The Menu Collection of The Los Angeles Public Library. This lavish pictorial work celebrates the rich - and untold - history of restaurants and food in the City of Angels"--

Ciro's

Nightclub of the Stars

Author: Andra D. Clarke,Regina Denton-Drew

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439653844

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Many entertainers launched their careers at Ciro’s Nightclub, often referred as “The Nightclub of the Stars.” Ciro’s was patronized by both famous and non-famous guests who enjoyed dancing, dining, and comedy routines featuring top-name entertainers such as Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Sophie Tucker, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Liberace, Nat King Cole, Joe E. Lewis, and Sammy Davis Jr.—just to name a few. The nightclub’s house band was led by Dick Stabile, although bandleader Xavier Cugat, best known for popularizing the rumba in the United States, was a regular headliner at the club. The elite Hollywood regulars at Ciro’s included some of the most popular names in entertainment at the time, such as Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, and many more.

Southern California in the '50s

Sun, Fun and Fantasy

Author: Charles Phoenix

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781883318994

Category: History

Page: 159

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IN THE '50s: SUN, FUN AND FANTASY—a treasury of retro car culture, space-age style, suburbia, Hollywood, mountain, desert and seaside resorts, and America's favorite amusement parks. In the 1950s, Southern California was the place to be. The mood was up, prosperity ruled, and the standard of living was high. It was the land of plenty for a new generation of movers and shakers who reinvented the way America would live.

Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park

Author: Mike Schaadt,Ed Mastro,Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738571898

Category: History

Page: 127

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Located on the edge of one of the largest and busiest ports in the world, the Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park is comprised of several seashore habitats found in Southern California. All are within easy walking distance of each other near the main channel of the Port of Los Angeles. They include a windswept beach and a protected harbor beach separated by one of the largest breakwaters in the world, as well as tide pools, a fishing pier, a man-made mudflat, and coastal cliffs that provide living spaces for coastal marine organisms. The combination of natural and man-made habitats here bordering the San Pedro neighborhood of the huge metropolis of Los Angeles makes this an unusual environment, representative of an urban ocean.

Greetings from Los Angeles

Author: Peter Moruzzi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781525268656

Category:

Page: 280

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A fascinating tour of Los Angeles told through vintage images. The City of Angels story is told through a fun and colorful collection of old photos, picture postcards, brochures, ads, and other vintage ephemera, accompanied by author Peter Moruzzi and candid and insightful commentary.

Spectacular Illumination

Neon Los Angeles, 1925-1965

Author: Tom Zimmerman,J. Eric Lynxwiler

Publisher: Angel City Press

ISBN: 9781626400269

Category: History

Page: 192

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Spectacular Illumination: Neon Los Angeles, 1925-1965 is a spectacular collection of vintage photography that showcases the glowing neon heritage of the City of Angels. More than 200 images fill its pages. L.A. has long been recognized as the most vibrant city in America, and part of its radiance comes from streets lined with neon signs during the Golden Age of neon from 1925 to 1965. Photographer and historian Tom Zimmerman shows images that depict, in both color and in black-and-white, what Raymond Chandler, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and countless other writers have tried to put into words. Spectacular Illumination tells a story of a city that has glowed, now glows, and, thanks to institutions such as the Museum of Neon Art, will glow forever.

Los Angeles Cult Recipes

Author: Victor Garnier

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760639214

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

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Take a journey to the city of Californian dreams through 100 iconic recipes that capture the spirit of Los Angeles, the birthplace of food trends that go global. Author Victor Garnier Astorino recommends great places to eat and captures snapshots of this glittering city with its many different lifestyles, its music, cinema, surfing and well-being with its many rhythms, from catching waves to late night bars and clubs, and its eclectic tastes for spices, grilled food, health food, vegan food, caramel and everything sweet. There are recipes for chilli hot dogs like you've never tasted them before, sensational avocado cheeseburgers, granola, lobster rolls, French-style tacos, fro yo, kale pizza, acai bowls, shrimp pad thai. LA worships at the temple of the healthy green juice and also at the temple of the hamburger. From the Hollywood Hills to Venice Beach, from the local farmers market to the chic restaurants at the ocean's edge, from food trucks and vegan coffee shops, doughnuts, hot dogs and pad thai, to the original Californian roll - this is where fusion food began.

Lifeboat No. 8

An Untold Tale of Love, Loss, and Surviving the Titanic

Author: Elizabeth Kaye

Publisher: Byliner, Inc

ISBN: 1614520275

Category: History

Page: 46

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When the Titanic started sinking, who would make it off alive? The two cousins who had been so eager to see their first iceberg? The maid who desperately tried to escape with the baby in her care? The young newlyweds who’d booked passage despite warnings not to? One hundred years after that disastrous and emblematic voyage, Elizabeth Kaye reveals the extraordinary, little-known story behind one of the first lifeboats to leave the doomed ship. Told in real time and in the actual voices of survivors, Kaye’s poignant, pulse-pounding narrative includes the story of the Countess of Rothes, the wealthiest woman on the ship, bound for California, where she and her husband planned to start an orange farm. It was the Countess, dressed in ermine and pearls, who took command of Lifeboat No. 8, rowing for hours through the black and icy water. In the words of one of the Titanic’s crew, she was “more of a man than any we have on board.” At the heart of Kaye’s tale is a budding romance between the Countess’s maid, Roberta Maioni, and the Titanic’s valiant wireless operator, Jack Phillips. While Roberta made it safely onto Lifeboat No. 8, holding nothing but a photo of Jack she had run back to her cabin to retrieve, he remained on the ship, where he would send out the world’s first SOS signal. But would it be received in time to save his life? Surviving that fateful night in the North Atlantic was not the end of the saga for those aboard Lifeboat No 8. Kaye reveals what happened to each passenger and crew member and how the legendary maritime disaster haunted them forever. A century later, we’re still captivated by the Titanic and its passengers. With its skillful use of survivors’ letters, diaries, and testimonies, “Lifeboat No. 8” adds a dramatic new chapter to the ongoing story.

Bon Appetit Desserts

The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful

Author: Barbara Fairchild

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449402003

Category: Cooking

Page: 704

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For more than 50 years, Bon Appetit magazine has been seducing readers with to-die-for desserts. From quick homestyle cookies to unforgettable special-occasion finales such as spiced chocolate torte wrapped in chocolate ribbons, Bon Appetit showcases meticulously tested recipes that turn out perfectly--every time. Now, culled from Bon Appetit's extensive archives and including never-before-published recipes, Bon Appetit Desserts promises to be the comprehensive guide to all things sweet and wonderful. Authored by Bon Appetit editor-in-chief Barbara Fairchild, Bon Appetit Desserts features more than 600 recipes--from layer cakes to coffee cakes, tortes and cupcakes to pies, tarts, candies, puddings, souffles, ice cream, cookies, holiday desserts, and much, much more. Certain to inspire both experienced home cooks and those just starting out in the kitchen, each recipe is designed to ensure the dessert preparation process is as enjoyable as the finished result. Bon Appetit Desserts is destined to be the definitive, comprehensive, invaluable dessert resource. "This is a gorgeous book that makes me want to make everything--no, taste everything--inside! This is a must-have for every baker, cook, and sweet freak in your life." --Elizabeth Falkner, chef and owner of Citizen Cake and Orson "At last, a collection of Bon Appetit's most treasured dessert recipes, thoroughly tested as always, beautifully illustrated, and, of course, wonderfully delicious. You'll reach for this book each time sweets are on your menu, but you'll come back to it just as often for its myriad tips; great chapters on ingredients, equipment, and techniques; and the many detailed and easy-to-grasp how-tos. It's truly a one-stop book for all of us who love baking." --Dorie Greenspan, author of Baking: From My Home to Yours and Around My French Table "Bon Appetit Desserts is filled with exactly the kind of sweets I like to make: inviting, unpretentious, and easy to love, but also innovative enough to turn a few heads. And the best part is, Bon Appetit Desserts is not only about recipes. With chapters on ingredients, equipment, and techniques, plus a slew of tips from the Bon Appetit test kitchens, it's also a mini-education. Oh, in case you aren't sold yet, I have ten words for you: Banana Layer Cake with Caramel Cream and Sea Salt-Roasted Pecans." --Molly Wizenberg, author of A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table

A Panorama of American Film Noir (1941-1953)

Author: Raymond Borde,Etienne Chaumeton,Paul Hammond

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872864122

Category: Education

Page: 242

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Beginning with the first film noir, The Maltese Falcon, and continuing through the postwar "glory days," which included such films as Gilda, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and The Lady from Shanghai, Borde and Chaumeton examine the dark sides of American society, film, and literature that made film noir possible, even necessary. A Panorama of American Film Noir includes a film noir chronology, a voluminous filmography, a comprehensive index, and a selection of black-and-white production stills.

The Dead Celebrity Cookbook Presents Christmas in Tinseltown

Celebrity Recipes and Hollywood Memories from Six Feet Under the Mistletoe

Author: Frank DeCaro

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757317006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Presents anecdotes about a variety of classic Christmas-themed movies and television programs along with recipes from famous deceased celebrities, including Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, and Judy Garland.

The Disaster Artist

My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made

Author: Greg Sestero,Tom Bissell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476730407

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

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Presents a humorous ode to cinematic hubris, discussing the story of the mysteriously wealthy misfit, Tommy Wiseau, the producer, director, and star of the "The Room," which later became an international cult film despite making no money at the box office.