Sardi’s restaurant on 6315 Hollywood Blvd, near Vine Street opened in 1932 by the Montmartre’s Eddie Brandstatter. Until it was destroyed in a fire on November 2nd, 1936, it was one of the chic places to eat in Hollywood. I wonder if these 12 stars were compensated for having their mugs included in the ad. Something tells me they weren’t. And I wonder if Gilbey’s gin and Four Roses bourbon ponied up to be mentioned by name. Still, 75 cents for luncheon and $1.25 for dinner to dine at Sardi’s sounds like a pretty good deal to me.
(Ginger Rogers, Robert Taylor, Greta Garbo, Tyrone Power, Myrna Loy, William Powell, Marlene Dietrich, Adolph Menjou, Alice Fay, Charlie Chaplin, Joan Crawford & Clark Gable.)