Brown Derby restaurant, Vine St, Hollywood, 1929

Brown Derby restaurant, Vine St, Hollywood, 1929The Hollywood Brown Derby on Vine Street changed over the years it was open (1929 to 1987) so it’s nice to able to see what it looked like when it first opened. This was taken sometime during that first year, and without all the other distractions, we can see what a lovely building it was: those four arched doorways, the little turret, the nice tiled roof, and Juliet balconies. And let us not forget it was easy to find a park out front!

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3 Responses to Brown Derby restaurant, Vine St, Hollywood, 1929

  1. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL TIMELESS BUILDING WERE SOME HOW PEOPLE TO DAY JUST CAN’T UNDERSTAND THAT FOR SOME STRANGE REASON.WAY BEFORE MY TIME BUT I STILL ENJOY SEEING ALL THE GREAT HOLLYWOOD HISTORY, REGARDS DENIEL EDWARDS.

  2. I love remembering Bob Cobb and, especially, his Vine St. Derby. Spent more time there than at any other restaurant. The food was great, in addition to everything else.
    The Brown Derby cookbook is still available (NOT the Sally Cobb version). It’s called “The Brown Derby Cookbook” (1949) and my copy is well used. I recommend it to any one who enjoys cooking and likes to dine well.

  3. Jean Hunter says:

    What a wonderful photo. Looks like trees/foliage to the side of the Derby. Can you imagine that – no other buildings built beside it yet. And plenty of parking and un-rushed streets. Love the architecture which can very plainly be seen.

    Thanks, Martin!

    Jean