Of all the times I’ve looked at photographs of the Brown Derby restaurant on Vine Street in Hollywood, I don’t think I’ve ever noticed that driveway next to the Western Airlines office. I know some of the people who visit this page were lucky enough to go the there, so perhaps they can tell us—is that where you parked when you went to the Brown Derby?
Andie Paysinger says: That was a small parking area for building tenants. In the ’50s and early ’60s there was an attorney on the second floor and a private investigator, who was a patient, Seymour was his first name and right now I can’t recall his last name. He was nothing like the “movie and TV” PIs. Small, I was taller than him at 5’6+… And the attorney specialized in contracts for land deals, leases, also not very exciting. I only know that because I went with my stepmother to take some papers there to be notarized after we had lunch at the Derby and that was probably in 1953.