L A s Legendary Restaurants

Author: George Geary
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 1595808019
Format: PDF
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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.


Author: Rosemary Lord
Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited
ISBN: 9781909108394
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Star Food

Author: Carole A. Travis-Henikoff
Publisher: Homestead Pub
ISBN: 9780943972701
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Southern California Eats 2

Author: John Eng
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764336393
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

The Brown Derby Restaurant

Author: Sally Cobb
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847819256
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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.

Are the Stars Out Tonight

Author: Margaret Tante Burk
Publisher: Seven Locks Press
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 Cookbook

Author: Robert H. Cobb
Publisher: Original Hollywood Brown Derby, Limited
ISBN: 9780984426720
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss

Author: Laurel Moglen
Publisher: Emons Publishers
ISBN: 9783954518845
Format: PDF
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.Go beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to discover the quirky culture of The City of Angels .Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide "In Los Angeles, everyone is a star." - Denzel Washington Adventures beckon! For more than a century, seekers of sun and celebrity from around the world have flocked to this sprawling metropolis on the Pacific, which Dorothy Parker once described as "72 suburbs in search of a city." But beyond the red-carpet reputation and Tinseltown trappings is a west coast wonderland teeming with unexpected cultural opportunities, iconic architecture, gorgeous open spaces, quirky museums, hidden vistas, unconventional art, and obscure stories about the starlets, moguls, personalities, and players who have made Los Angeles their playground. This unusual guidebook explores 111 of the city's most interesting and unknown places and experiences: wander a serpentine path in a spiritual quest of your own making; channel your inner cowboy at a tried and true honky tonk bar; pay homage to the Dude at the bungalow where the big Lebowski lived; turn your car tires into musical instruments on the country's only musical road; sleep with the ghosts of Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin; view a constellation of stars more vivid than anything Hollywood has to offer; hug a redwood tree...in the middle of a Downtown LA restaurant; walk through an ancient forest; and hike to the 100-year-old ruins of a castle in the sky. From the San Gabriel Mountains to the Santa Monica Pier, longtime locals and intrepid visitors alike will fall in love with the real LA. Surprises await. Prepare to be captivated by the City of Angels."

Tales from the Strip A Century in the Fast Lane

Author: van Gordon Sauter
Publisher: Angel City Press
ISBN: 9781626400399
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is a thought-provoking -- and riotous -- amble from Doheny to Crescent Heights on America's most famous strip: Sunset. From its legendary hotels and clubs to its notorious mobsters to its thriving intellectual haunts, life on the Strip from its earliest days makes Tales from The Strip a path of plenty -- direct from the keyboard of journalist and raconteur Van Gordon Sauter, with visuals created, researched, curated, and designed by Robert Landau and Frans Evenhuis. The combination is a remarkable romp along Sunset, right into today's landscape, where even Frank Gehry is taking a 21st-century hand at shaping the scene. For everyone who ever danced at the Whisky, bought spats at gangster Mickey Cohen's haberdashery, longed to go to the Playboy Club, frolicked at the Roxy, tangoed at Ciro's, rocked and rolled at Tower Records, or rubbed shoulders with Sir Elton at Book Soup, this book is your book, ready to take you cruising The Strip. The Sunset Strip,

To Live and Dine in L A

Author: Josh Kun
ISBN: 9781626400283
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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"--