With all the photos of the Hollywood Brown Derby I’ve seen, it’s actually quite rare to see one that takes in the whole building. We can see there was actually parts to it – the restaurant, the Bamboo Room, the Brown Derby Hollywood Store. Parked out from is a 1947 Pontiac and a 1948 Buick, so we can safely date this photo to the late 1940s, which is when my latest Garden of Allah novel—“Twisted Boulevard”—is set.
Susan Milner: “That store sold tourist type things and had various sections in the shop with some specialty items such as sweaters/sportswear, household decorative items etc. It was replaced by a Coffee Shop in the 50s.”