Then and Now
I really like going through websites with historical photographs of Los Angeles. The Department of Water and Power has an excellent collection! I found this "Then and Now" collage of the north-west corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
|Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills|
The shape of the building is the same, but there are leather goods inside instead of the famous Cobb Salad!
Even though we lived close by on South Bedford Drive, I don't remember dining at this branch of the Brown Derby. I vaguely remember visiting the Hollywood Brown Derby on Vine Street for some special occasion!
There were four Brown Derby restaurants in Los Angeles: The iconic, original Brown Derby in the Mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles, across from the Ambassador Hotel; the Hollywood Brown Derby on Vine Street; the Los Feliz Derby on Los Feliz Boulevard across from Griffith Park and the Beverly Hills Brown Derby.
|Los Feliz location|
I wish that any of these Derbys were still in existence for Larry's upcoming birthday dinner. He loves fine dining in classic Los Angeles restaurants!