The Brown Derby at Hollywood and Vine

 

Living in Hollywood, and doing what I do, I see places being destroyed all the time.  Places I would love to see preserved.  Some places still exist, much to my surprise.   The Brown Derby for example.  There were several Brown Derby restaurants around Los Angeles, but only one that looked like this.

 

 

Most people think its gone forever.  They are wrong.  The hat still stands, though its now a Korean restaurant, with a view of the Ambassador Hotel.

 

Ambassador Hotel

 

So, next time you are passing the Ambassador (while you still can) glance across the street at the remains of this great old Hollywood restaurant.

 

Scott Michaels